A BBC micro:bit with a Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit, a 1M anti tangle USB Cable, a Battery Cage and 2 x AAA Batteries. 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 Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the BBC micro:bit. This Inventor's Kit contains everything you need to complete 10 experiments including using LEDs, motors, LDRs and capacitors.
To get you off to a flying start, we have included an easy to follow tutorial book which guides you through everything you will need to know about programming the BBC micro:bit. You don't need any experience with programming as the tutorial book will guide you every step of the way. You'll be programming and creating circuits in no time!
The Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit provides a fantastic way of learning how to construct and control electronic circuits. The BBC micro:bit has a selection of pins that are located on the bottom edge of its PCB (see datasheet below for details). By using our specially designed Edge Connector Board for the BBC micro:bit in conjunction with the breadboard (see below), it is easy to use these pins to connect additional components to the BBC micro:bit.
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.
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.
Note: The Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit requires assembly.
BBC micro:bit Features:
- USB and Bluetooth Low energy connectivity.
- Compass and Accelerometer.
- 2 x user assignable buttons.
- A 25 LED display.
- 21 pin edge connector.
Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit Features:
- No soldering required - build your first circuit in minutes!
- Make 10 experiments included in the provided step-by-step tutorial book.
- All parts are included to conduct the 10 experiments (listed below).
- Breaks out 21 accessible pins from the BBC micro:bit using the Edge Connector Board for the BBC micro:bit.
- Small Prototype Breadboard included for fast prototyping.
- 1 x BBC micro:bit.
- 1 x Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit.
- 1 x Perspex Mounting Plate.
- 1 x Potentiometer & Finger Adjust Spindle.
- 2 x Plastic Spacer 10mm.
- 1 x Sticky Fixer for Battery Pack.
- 1 x Small Prototype Breadboard.
- 1 x Terminal Connector.
- 4 x Push Switch.
- 1 x Motor.
- 1 x Transistor.
- 2 x Red 5mm LED.
- 2 x Orange 5mm LED.
- 2 x Yellow 5mm LED.
- 2 x Green 5mm LED.
- 1 x RGB 5mm LED.
- 1 x Fan Blade.
- 5 x 2.2KΩ Resistor.
- 5 x 10KΩ Resistor.
- 5 x 47Ω Resistor.
- 1 x Edge Connector Breakout Board for BBC micro:bit.
- 1 x Miniature LDR.
- 10 x Male to Male Jumper Wires.
- 10 x Male to Female Jumper Wires.
- 4 x Self-adhesive Rubber Feet.
- 1 x 470uF Electrolytic Capacitor.
- 1 x Piezo Element Buzzer.
- 4 x Pan Head M3 Machine Screw.
- 1 x 1M Anti Tangle USB Cable.
- 1 x Battery Cage.
- 2 x AAA Batteries.
BBC micro:bit Dimensions:
- PCB Length: 52mm.
- PCB Width: 42mm.
- PCB Height: 11.7mm.
- Computer with Internet access.
- 1 x Phillips Screwdriver.
- 1 x Terminal Block Screwdriver.
- BBC micro:bit safety warnings.
- BBC micro:bit quick start guide.
- BBC micro:bit Mechanical datasheet.
- Our extensive range of BBC micro:bit resources.
- BBC micro:bit website.
- A4 BBC micro:bit Poster.
Inventors Kit Addtional Free Resources:
|Exp No#.||Experiment Name.||Resource Type.|
|1||Say Hello to the BBC micro:bit.||Further Help.|
|2||Using an LDR and analog inputs.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|3||Dimming an LED using a potentiometer.||Further Help.|
|4||Using a transistor to drive a motor.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|5||Using the accelerometer to control motor speed.||Further Help.|
|6||Setting the tone with a piezo buzzer.||Further Help.|
|7||Wind Power.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|8||Making a game using the compass.||Further Help.|
|9||Capacitor charge circuit.||Further Help.|
|10||Using an RGB LED.||Further Help.|
|11||Making a pedestrian crossing.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
|12||Making a random dice.||Full Experiment + Further Help.|
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.
Our good friend, David Booth, has designed and built a microbit lap counter for a Scalextric type car track and we think it's fantastic. Learn how he did it and make your own.
As we've recently added a 360 degree continuous rotation servo to our range of stocked products, we thought it would be useful to do a quick tutorial on how to control one using a BBC microbit.
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.
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.
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.
Hi Neil, We are currently building more of the inventor’s kits and starter kits which are needed for this product. Starter kits should be complete during w/c 5/12, with inventor’s kits hopefully due shortly after this point. However stock will be used to fulfil back orders before showing stock on the shelf. As such it is advised to order before we book stock in to ensure you would be included in the next build of kits.Posted byon Friday, 25 November 2016
We have just added stock now.Posted byon Thursday, 13 October 2016
We are currently experiencing high demand for BBC micro:bit inventors kits mainly due to the imminent launch of the micro:bit outside of schools. We are however in the process of building lots of these so that we will then be able to have stock of them, we are also waiting on the BBC micro:bit to go with the kit. However both are likely to be in stock in a couple of weeks.
At the moment we are trying our best to keep up with demand, but are finding that the micro:bit range keep going in and out of stock. There won’t be an issue with having stock for September but as we process out of stock orders in the sequence that they are placed it is worth placing the order early so you are at higher up the que.
MichaelPosted byon Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Currently UK stock is expected to arrive late July/early August. It is unlikely that stock will arrive before this date, however we can’t say for sure when the exact dispatch date will be.Posted byon Thursday, 9 June 2016
Unfortunately we currently aren’t able to ship to Mexico. We are always looking to expand what countries we can ship to and this will be an on-going project, however we don’t currently have an estimated date when we would be able to ship to there.Posted byon Monday, 6 June 2016
Hi Ashley, Currently experiments 1-4 are based in block editor, 5-10 are in touch develop editor.Posted byon Thursday, 23 March 2017
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