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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:

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 neil, Friday, 25 November 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories

Question:

Hi will you have more stock of the kit before this Christmas?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 25 November 2016

    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 Paul, Thursday, 13 October 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories

Question:

hi im looking to buy this as a christmas present for my 9 year old daughter, who is already a little familiar with the 'scratch' IDE. are you likely to have this kit back in stock in time for me to get it for christmas?

Answers:

  • Posted by Rob Haywood on Thursday, 13 October 2016

    Hi Paul,

    We have just added stock now.

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

Question:

I'd like to use these with an extra-curricular group starting September and would probably need to order about 15 kits - would you anticipate being able to fulfil such an order?

Answers:

  • Posted by Rob Haywood on Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    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 D Kumar, Thursday, 9 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories

Question:

I would like to order five microbits+inventors kit but need to know when to expect delivery as I'll be moving house in 5-6 weeks. In UK.

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 9 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 by Alvarez Bernardo, Monday, 6 June 2016 on product BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories

Question:

I am interested in buying BBC micro: With Inventor 's Kit bit and Accessories, when available. My serious question you ship to Mexico?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 6 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.

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