31. Case 27: The Distance Indicator#

31.1. Introduction#

This is a distance detection device. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, people should maintain a certain social distance in public. This device can display the distance between the carrier and the person in front of it on the screen.


31.2. Quick Start#

Materials Required#

Nezha expansion board × 1

micro:bit V2 × 1

sonar sensor × 1

Bricks × n

Tips: You may need to purchase Nezha Inventor’s Kit if you want all the above compoents.

Connection Diagram#

Inset the micro:bit, and connect the sonar:bit to J1 port on Nezha expansion board.


Assembly Video#

Video link: https://youtu.be/0HgP_YVgNJU

Assembly Steps#






31.3. MakeCode Programming#

Step 1#

Click “Advanced” in the MakeCode drawer to see more choices.


We need to add a package for programming. Click “Extensions” in the bottom of the drawer and search with “nezha” to download it.


Note: If you met a tip indicating the codebase might be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or create a new project in the menu.

Step 2#

Programme as the pictures indicate#



Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_Vb69KzLR3Dhe

You may download it directly below:


After powering on, the detected distance displays on the micro:bit.