The ultimate Hovercraft race package based on Micro:bit
Compete about who is the best to run fastest or to choose the best orientation! With this package you get the opportunity for both build and code your own hovercraft. Even better, once assembled and programmed, you can play with it, testing it on real situation and fine-tune it to get the best performance ever and being the fastest to move over a air cushion.
The Hover:bit is a Micro:bit controlable hovercraft that hovers above the ground. A pusher motor with high power makes progress, and a servo motor is used to control the steering direction. Thank to the Micro:bit you have a unit control and radio receiver (bluetooth) on this nice hovercraft.
This Norways project is designed to be sustainable, repairable and friendly.
Seen it propelling on this YouTube video.
About the design
The hull is made of environmentally friendly model plywood of birch.
The box packaging is reused as fleet and seal.
Optionnaly, you can download 3D models files to make a boat or catamaran.
Code with code block
More and more people are discovering Micro:bit as easy and accessible platform with wide scope of opportunities. The Hover:bit project offers the opporunity to program the hovercraft unit as well as remote control. They are each using a Micro:bit and programming guides are available to the remote control and receiver (on the hovercraft).
Great for stem activities
Building, coding and playing is always a great approach to learn physics, electronic and programming. Even better, MakeKit learning kit make great reuse of material (like cardboard) creating rich recycling experience.
Please note: this product requires 2 Micro:bit to work (Micro:bit not included). One is placed on the hovercraft to control hardware, the second Micro:bit is used as remote control (according to MakeKit, it is also possible to use an iPhone as remote control)
This product is a kit and contains:
- 1x MakeKit Wonder: bit board
- 1x MakeKit Lithium (lipo) battery
- 1x Hover: bit mainframe (plywood)
- 13x Plywood frame party
- 1x Cardboard box cut out for raft and rudder
- 2 + 2 Propellers (2 spares)
- 1 Servo w / Servo
- 13 Screws
- 15x Nuts
- 5x Copper barrel nuts (used with your Micro:Bit)
- 2x Large rubber rings
- 2x Small rubber rings
- 1x Plastic bag (air pocket)