Rob PoulterCollect and monitor environmental data using the BBC Micro:bit for presentation and analysis using your favourite number crunching software.

Gather temperature, light, motion data and more to investigate and model real world phenomena.

Rob Poulter


  • Acquire, store and validate different types of data, and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information.
  • Analyse and visualise data using a range of software to create information, and use structured data to model objects or events.

AITSL Standards:
Consider: 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.4

Participants are expected to bring and work on their own computer.

Micro:bits and a range of sensors will be available to use, but you are welcome to bring your own.

For those using Windows 10, the MakeCode for Micro:bit app (Windows Store) would be beneficial to have installed for those wishing to use visual programming.

Mu Code is very useful for those wishing to use the Python programming language.WiFi access will be provided at the venue.

Intended Audience:
Those interested in Years 4 – 10

Group Size:
15 tickets will be available.

Saturday the 8th of June
9:00am – Registration
9:30am – Introduction to BBC Micro:bit and capabilities
10:00am – Morning Tea (provided)
10:30am – 
Project planning – Plan your projects with links back to the curriculum for your year level(s).
12:30pm – Lunch (provided)
1:30pm – 3:30pm – Project Workshop – Create your own data logger and present your results


Scitech Room: Oxygen Meeting Room – Level 2, Satterley Building 27-31 Troode Street, West Perth

**Important information for Troode Street event**

The Satterley Building requires swipe pass access, so a timely arrival is requested. Please wait at the building’s main entrance for a Scitech team member to escort you upstairs to the venue. (Should you be running late, there will be a mobile contact number on the door for you to ring for access)

There is parking available directly below the Satterley Building, but please be aware this will be charged at full price by City West Management. See details here.

Also note that he parking situation has changed at Scitech as of 14/12/2018.

Travel and Parking:
(note: the parking situation has changed at Scitech as of 14/12/2018)

By train
Catch the train one stop to ‘City West’ from the Perth City train station on the Fremantle line.
Or we are a 20-minute walk from the Leederville train station on the Joondalup line.

By bus
Catch the free green CAT bus service and get off at stops 10 or 12 (City West Station).
Visit Transperth to check timetables and plan your journey.

By car
Science Centre visitors now need to purchase a $5 all day parking ticket. To buy your $5 all day ticket:

  • Park your car in one of the available parking bays
  • Make note of your licence plate number (we recommend taking a photo of it)
  • Head upstairs to the Scitech Centre and purchase your ticket
  • Go to one of the three parking machines inside City West, purchase your $5 all day ticket and register your license plate number
  • Ticket machines are located outside the CSIRO Lab on Level 1, or near the Ground Floor Scitech ticket desk


Tickets for the Perth Masterclasses and the Carnival Dinner may be selected at
Scroll down and choose the appropriate tickets.

Join Rob Poulter at the ECAWA 2019 Carnival of Computing  on Saturday the 8th of June.