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BBC micro:bit (Board Only)

10.49
Single BBC micro:bit. A portable, low power, user programmable computer. Create games, animations or control other devices via Bluetooth Low Energy.

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This is a single BBC micro:bit with no accessories, sealed in an antistatic bag. Your BBC micro:bit will come in one of 4 colour schemes, unfortunately it is not possible to specify which colour you will receive.

The BBC micro:bit is a powerful handheld, fully programmable, computer designed by the BBC and a number of partners to encourage children to get actively involved in writing software and building new things that will be controlled by it. Write your code using one of the easy to use editors provided on the BBC micro:bit website, connect your BBC micro:bit to your computer via USB press the compile button in the editor and then drop the downloaded file directly onto your BBC micro:bit. There is also an app for Android devices.

Wirelessly connect and interact with the world around you. Use Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to mobile phones and tablets, take a selfie or drive the music in your playlists.

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The BBC micro:bit is the spiritual successor of the BBC Micro of the 1980s, which itself introduced a generation of children to computing. The BBC micro:bit carries on this 30 year tradition and does it 18 times faster and is 70 times smaller than its predecessor.

Based around a 32 bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor, the BBC micro:bit also features on board accelerometer and compass sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons and it can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that are part of the 21-pin edge connector.

Features:

  • USB and Bluetooth Low energy connectivity.
  • Compass and Accelerometer.
  • 2 x user assignable buttons.
  • A 25 LED display.
  • 21 pin edge connector.

Contents:

  • 1 x BBC micro:bit.

Dimensions:

  • PCB Length: 52mm.
  • PCB Width: 42mm.
  • PCB Height: 11.7mm.

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Requires:

  • 1 x USB Cable(For programming).
  • Computer with Internet access.

Resources:

Note: Due to Country specific trademark restrictions there may be some Countries that we are unable to ship the BBC micro:bit to. In the unlikely event that this occurs we will fully refund your purchase.


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Posted by Aditya Potnis, Monday, 4 December 2017 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    Hi Aditya, Unfortunately we are currently able to ship to India via the website. However if you email sales@kitronik.co.uk with full details of what you are looking at and the delivery address we can look to see what we can do.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Posted by Stephen Wong, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    Hi Stephen, Yes that’s not a problem. You would need to place the order via the website as this would give you accurate prices for shipping the item.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 10 April 2017
Posted by KIAKOU EVI,BAKIS ELECTRONICS LTD,GREECE, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    Hi,

    Unfortunately we do not ship to Greece.

    Posted by Rob Haywood on Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Posted by Rob, Monday, 26 September 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    The max current per pin is 5mA, but with a total maximum for the processor of 15mA.

    Nominally a standard LED will take around 10mA so one LED is too much for a processor pin. There are two ways around this, either add a current limit resistor so the LED takes less than 5mA, or add a transistor to each pin so that the current pullled through the pin is tiny, but the current the transistor can drive is a whole lot more.

    Posted by Rob Haywood on Monday, 26 September 2016
Posted by karl, Friday, 5 August 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    Hi Karl, The product you are looking at is the BBC micro:bit board only. This doesn’t come with any accessories. If you are looking for a cable to go with the unit you would need to purchase the starter kit, this contains a download cable, compatible battery cage and a set of batteries, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/5615-bbc-microbit-starter-kit.html

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 5 August 2016
Posted by Alan Beech, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    Hi Alan, Yes we can ship to Australia.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Posted by Antony Kanouras, on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
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    A: Hi Antony, Unfortunately we aren’t able to offer any bulk buy discounts on the micro:bit unit itself. However it is possible to make the unit slightly cheaper by buying it in the class pack, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/5616-bbc-microbit-classroom-pack.html you would not only get the micro:bit but also a USB cable, battery cage and batteries so you then have everything needed to get started with the micro:bit.
    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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