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BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories

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The BBC micro:bit plus Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit. This pack also includes a 1M anti tangle USB cable and a 2xAAA battery pack.

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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.

Experiment 7 Wind Power

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.

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.

Contents:

BBC micro:bit Dimensions:

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

Video:

 

Requires:

  • Computer with Internet access.
  • 1 x Phillips Screwdriver.
  • 1 x Terminal Block Screwdriver.

Resources:

Inventors Kit Addtional Free Resources:

Exp No#.Experiment Name.Resource Type.
1Say Hello to the BBC micro:bit.Further Help.
2Using an LDR and analog inputs.Full Experiment + Further Help.
3Dimming an LED using a potentiometer.Further Help.
4Using a transistor to drive a motor.Full Experiment + Further Help.
5Using the accelerometer to control motor speed.Further Help.
6Setting the tone with a piezo buzzer.Further Help.
7Wind Power.Full Experiment + Further Help.
8Making a game using the compass.Further Help.
9Capacitor charge circuit.Further Help.
10Using an RGB LED.Further Help.
11Making a pedestrian crossing.Full Experiment + Further Help.
12Making 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.


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Posted by neil, Friday, 25 November 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    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 by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 25 November 2016
Posted by Paul, Thursday, 13 October 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    Hi Paul,

    We have just added stock now.

    Posted by Rob Haywood on Thursday, 13 October 2016
Posted by James Dacey, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    James,

    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.

    Best regards

    Michael 

    Posted by Rob Haywood on Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Posted by D Kumar, Thursday, 9 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    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 by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 9 June 2016
Posted by Alvarez Bernardo, Monday, 6 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    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 by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 6 June 2016
Posted by Ashley Hatton, on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    Hi Ashley, Currently experiments 1-4 are based in block editor, 5-10 are in touch develop editor.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 23 March 2017
Posted by Arnar F Ástvaldsson, on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    A: Hi Arnar, Firstly we can ship to Denmark via the website. Secondly although you technically don’t have to solder to use the kit you would need to push the components into the breadboard for the experiment you are working on. As such you could use this product without any soldering skills.
    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 25 May 2017
Posted by Hiroshi Tatematsu, on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    A: Hi We do ship to Japan as a standard country and because it is outside of the EU we do not charge UK Vat. Japanese VAT and Import duties will be charged upon receipt however. The delivery cost varies depending on the amount of goods you are shipping and n what service level. If you place the items you are after into your cart then scroll down the page on the left hand side you will be able to enter your address in a section called get a quote. Once you have entered this information our system will work out the charges based on the weight of the goods and the address.
    Posted by Cullen Lewis on Thursday, 29 June 2017
Posted by David Harley, on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories
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    A: Hello David, Thank you for your patients while we looked into this for you. In short the micro:bit is a good choice for delivering sections of the engineering qualification. The AQA Engineering qualification specifically ask for the following: 1. Electrical systems comprising: • power supplies (mains and batteries) • input control devices (for example relays and switches) • output devices (motors, buzzers, bells, lamps and solenoids). 2. Electronic systems comprising: • inputs (for example light or temperature sensors) • analogue and digital signals • process devices: o timers o counters o comparators • logic (AND, OR and NOT). And more importantly: Interfacing components: drivers required for loads that process or programmable devices cannot supply (transistor, field-effect transistor (FET)) So as long as the micro:bit is going to have the various input and outputs the specification calls for connected to it along with drive circuitry for higher current output it will cover the requirements. The micro:bit allows for 3 devices inputs or outputs to be connected using clip leads to clip through the circular holes at the bottom of the micro:bit which for most project will be all you need. If you wanted to access more pins or for an easy way to connect and prototype circuits we do a break out board that gives full access to the pins and is mounted on a plate with a breadboard, see www.kitronik.co.uk/5609 Kitronik would like to thank Paul Boyd educational consultant for help with this answer.
    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 4 September 2017

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