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BBC micro:bit (Board Only) - Retail Pack

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BBC micro:bit in retail packaging. A portable, low power, user programmable computer; play games, create animations or control devices via Bluetooth Low Energy.

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This is a single BBC micro:bit with no accessories, dispatched in retail packaging. 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:

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

Contents:

Dimensions:

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

Video:

 

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.

microbit inventors kit resources
Kitronik Inventors Kit Resources
This resource consists of a selection of links to the additional resources that we have created to accompany each of the experiments. Each experiment has a walk-through video that also contains hints and tips designed to help you complete the experiment and to understand how the circuits work, we have also included links to additional code examples.
Use The BBC micro:bit As An Instrument Tuner
Use The BBC micro:bit As An Instrument Tuner
In this tutorial we are going to highlight how easy it is to code the BBC micro:bit as an instrument tuner. We will focus mainly on making a Guitar tuner but we will also provide download links for several different types of tuner.
Using The BBC micro:bit To Control A Servo mini
Using The BBC micro:bit To Control A Servo
In this tutorial we are going to look at how to control a servo using the BBC micro:bit via an Edge Connector Breakout Board for the BBC micro:bit. It’s super simple to set up and requires very few parts.

Questions:

Posted by Rob, Monday, 26 September 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only) - Retail Pack

Question:

How many LEDs can I connect to a microbit?

Answers:

  • Posted by Rob Haywood on Monday, 26 September 2016

    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 ian morton, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only) - Retail Pack

Question:

The battery holder should definitely have a switch on it, so much easier to use.

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    Definitely a switch would make the battery cage easier to use. We can always look into this to try and improve the products we stock.

Posted by Shaan, Thursday, 9 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit (Board Only) - Retail Pack

Question:

When you order the micro:bit, is it possible to choose the colour of the side design and eyes (on the board)? If yes, is it only on Retail Packaging or Non-Retail Packaging. My son doesn't really want it pink, so if there was any way to choose the colour that would be great. Thank you very much.

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 9 June 2016

    Unfortunately the BBC micro:bit will come in a sealed unit and will be one of four colours, as such it isn’t possible to specify what colour you will receive and we have made a note of this in the product description. Sorry.

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