Intro: Micro:bit Fundamental Course: Touch Button
On BBC Micro:bit, there are 3 touch footers: pin0, pin1, pin2. If you hold the GND pin with one hand and touch pin 0, 1, or 2 with the other, a very small (safe) amount of electricity will flow through your body and back into the micro:bit. This is called completing a circuit. It’s like you’re a big wire!
Based on this principle, we can use pin0, pin1, pin2 as buttons.Today, we are going to learn how to use Micro:bit touch button.
Step 1: Our Goal:
Learn usage of PIN Pressed.
Step 2: Materials:
Micro:bit X 1
USB Cable X 1
Step 3: Requirements:
1. Press pin1, count 1; press pin 2, count 2; press pin 0, reset.
2. Display total number on the screen.
Step 4: Procedure
In the drawer "variables", choose "make a variables" to build a new variety called "counter" and set its initial value to be "0".
Step 5: Procedure
Drag out “on pin pressed” block out of “Input” drawer and choose footer as P1. Drag out “change” block out of “variables” and set variety to be “counter”. And this program shows “ counter” increase with “1”. This equals to :
Step 6: Procedure
Copy and paste the above blocks and set footer to be “p2” and increase value to be “2”.
Step 7: Procedure
Set touch function of "p0" and make "counter" reset.
Step 8: Procedure
In block circulation, display variety "counter".
Step 9: Procedure
Download program into Micro:bit.
Note: You must press "GND" and make a current loop between your body and Micro:bit so that touch button can work.
Step 10: Question:
Every time i touch P0, i want count minus “1”. Then how to revise the program? You comments are welcomed!