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My TECH band

Mishika Gupta
12 Dec, 23
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Manaskriti School, Faridabad
My TECH band




We have developed a tech band which can monitor your daily activity and help you stay fit throughout the day.

Why is it important to stay fit and healthy? 

Being healthy and staying fit by eating the right food will help your body and mind stay relaxed, HAPPY and you will lead a longer life. But nowadays we have opted a different lifestyle where we eat unhealthy (JUNK food) and eat lately at night which makes our body weaker.

What do we need to stay fit and healthy?

  1. Limit Unhealthy Foods and Eat Healthy Meals. 
  2. Drink Water Stay Hydrated, and Limit Sugared Beverages.
  3. Exercise Regularly and Be Physically Active. 
  4. Reduce Sitting and Screen Time. 
  5. Get Enough Good Sleep.

What problems have we faced?

Many of us gained some weight during the pandemic and may keep the extra weight permanently, which may carry considerable health risks for diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and other health problems. 

What can be the solution?

Having an assistant who can guide you to keep track of your health will solve the problem.

How to use a microbit and its sensors to make a TECH BAND? 

We used a programmable device - A MICRO:BIT . It allowed us to get hands-on with coding and digital making to recognise the power of technology in the real world. 


We did coding using the Makecode editor, how to sense a heartbeat using a PULSE SENSOR for all our group members and finally used the accelerometer in built in the MICRO:BIT board to complete our design.



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About Makershala

Makershala is a Learning by Making ecosystem for kids from age 8-16 to help them discover their interests, develop future skills and deepen conceptual understanding. Makershala follows the Project Based Learning approach as its way of teaching in which kids work on authentic, real life & personally meaningful projects.

Kids work on these projects in different educational settings, namely; self-learning; online 1:4 Peer to Peer with a mentor; or in a school. Projects are categorized in different interest segments like Robotics, Coding, Electronics, 3D Printing, Animations, Photography, Machine Learning, Astronomy and many more.

Each project is mapped with classroom concepts, 21st century skills, UN sustainable development goals and interests/careers to not only focus on holistic development of a child but help them identify their calling by giving them exposure to problems that exist in the real world.

Why Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning has the potential to solve many of the learning problems we see today beyond foundational literacy.

  • Ownership: Learners have complete ownership on what they need to know to solve a problem and come up with the best solution in the best way. It can be a concept or a software tool or a skill. Kids involved in projects are never required to be told to study.

  • Interdisciplinary: Unlike traditional learning where subjects are taught in silos and learners develop a perception of liking or disliking a subject. In project based learning, the given problem is supreme and it may require to know something from maths, science and history together.

  • Experiential learning: We generally retain 75% of what we do as opposed to only 5% of what we hear and 10% of what we read, hence PBL helps kids retain what they learn.

  • Lifelong learning: The most important gift that PBL gives to its learners is to make them lifelong learners as this is the most required skill to lead a good life, personally & professionally.

  • Skills & Knowledge balance: Project-based learning doesn’t focus too much on memorizing information, rather it equally demands practising life skills to be able to do better in projects.

How Makershala Works

  • Parents and Kids who wish to start their journey with Makershala, are suggested to pick one interest area of the child and then choose a plan.

  • Parents and Kids after enrolling in a course based on their interest are assigned a batch. Each batch has 3-4 learners and 1 mentor.

  • Each course has 6 guided projects and 1 challenge project.

  • During the project, formative assessments are conducted to evaluate learner’s knowledge & skills.

  • On completion of a project parents and kids get a learning report which indicates the skills and knowledge developed/displayed by them.

  • Kids also build their portfolio which showcases problems solved, solutions created, skills developed, knowledge acquired and technologies learnt.

  • Kids earn rewards in the form of badges, points and coins for their performance in a project, course and overall.

  • Kids are maneuvered to take up courses and projects from different learning segments to gain more clarity on their interests. This eventually helps them in picking up a career.