Tech Workshops at HIVE – Micro:Bit for Intermediate

In this workshop you will build smart home devices and use the micro:bit computer as the controller. Participants will connect sensors and motors to the micro:bit, and then control them from commands.

The participants will be learning to:

  • Create a Smart Doorbell. Create a melody and a doorbell switch.
  • Smart Fan! We will create a fan that can be activated by a preset temperature or humidity.
  • Plus other Smarthome products as time permits.

If you have not used the micro:bit device for projects at home or school, you may wish to skip this workshop and signup for the beginner workshop in the morning!

Laptop and micro:bit are provided. No need to bring anything along!

This workshop will cover course material from Bitlink. Bitlink is a technology education company based in Launceston, Tasmania. A very special thanks to Bitlink for making this workshop possible!

Suitable for ages 9 to 99! This is a family friendly workshop, where you can learn to use the STEM computer kits with your child. Join and encourage your child, or have your child encourage you! Participants will be paired, sharing a Laptop and micro:bit computer.


This workshop is presented by David Robinson. David has worked as an engineer in IT (Information Technology) roles for companies, large and small, including government departments.


This hands on workshop is also suitable for interested children attending without adults. Due to the nature of practical science an ability to follow the presenter’s instructions is required. If your child is disruptive, you will be asked to come and collect them for everybody’s safety.

Children will need to be at Hive by the designated start time. Adults are welcome to stay with their children or to leave them, but we ask that they are picked up promptly at the end of the workshop.

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