Make your stuffed animal interactive using the Microbit!

PlushPal is an app that lets you design interactive toys that make sounds based on movement. You'll be able to record custom gestures for your toy and learn about how to interpret sensor data from the Microbit using machine learning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxuJdSChDM4&ab_channel=scientiffic

<aside> ⚠️ Note that the PlushPal app is being actively developed and is subject to change!

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Things You'll Need


Step 1: Load Hex File on Microbit

<aside> ⤴️ The hex file will enable your Microbit to send sensor data to the programming interface over Bluetooth

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Step 2: Attach Microbit to stuffed animal

It's important that the Microbit is securely attached to your stuffed animal so that the sensor readings are consistent!

You can use a hair tie to attach the Microbit directly, or if you have a bit more time, we recommend constructing a backpack to hold it in place.


Step 3: Connect Microbit to PlushPal App

<aside> 🌐 You can find the PlushPal app at https://www.plushpal.app/.

Because the app connects to the Microbit using Web Bluetooth, you must use Chrome on desktop (Web BLE is not currently supported in other browsers or on table devices).

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[Microbit Pairing Process on PlushPal: Power on your Microbit, open the PlushPal Website, and click the Pair Your Microbit button. Select your Microbit from the dropdown list - once you're connected, you should see a smiley face on your Microbit.](https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/1bc5543a-3f3c-4e69-96d7-c696c4e5e28b/pair.mp4)

Microbit Pairing Process on PlushPal: Power on your Microbit, open the PlushPal Website, and click the Pair Your Microbit button. Select your Microbit from the dropdown list - once you're connected, you should see a smiley face on your Microbit.