If you like BBC micro:bit you will love this bundle because with just paying a little extra, you get everything you need to kickstart your project in no time. BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer which offers an amazingly simple way to learn coding, electronics and even robotics. Initiated by BBC, most of the student in UK uses this board to learn code and have fun with electronics since 2 years ago.
This micro:bit Go Bundle is the perfect starter kit for the BBC micro:bit. It includes everything you need, even a little USB cable and batteries, to begin learning with hardware and software. If you only need the micro:bit board without accessories, click here.
Designed specifically for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. It’s a small, code-able device that is a non-intimidating introduction to programming and making – switch on, program it to do something fun – wear it, customize it, develop new ideas.
The micro:bit is based off the Nordic nRF51822 microcontroller, which has built in Bluetooth LE radio. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games, send a radio message, activate the display, etc. The micro:bit can detect motion (using a on-board accelerometer) and tell you which direction you are heading in (using a magnetometer/compass chip). On the bottom is an expansion port, with 5 alligator-clip friendly pads and additional card-edge contacts for 19 total I/O pins. Each of these sensors, inputs, and outputs, is completely programmable via easy-to-use software that can be accessed from a PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile. You can use MakeCode/PXT blocks or micro Python to start your programming adventure. Advanced programmers can graduate to mbed for super-powerful C or C++ programming.
If you’re new to coding and hardware, then the micro:bit Go Bundle is a great place to start. It’s incredibly easy to use and a perfect platform to help you leapfrog onto other microcontrollers and computers such as Circuit Playground, Arduino, Feather, or even Raspberry Pi.
Features of BBC micro:bit:
- 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 CPU
- 256KB Flash
- 16KB RAM
- 5x5 LED Matrix Display (Red LEDs)
- Two Programmable Buttons
- Onboard Accelerometer, Compass, Light and Temperature Sensors
- Wireless Communication, via Bluetooth BLE and 2.4GHz Radio
- 3 x I/O Rings - Digital/Analog
- 2 x Power Rings - 3V and GND
- 20-pin Edge Connector
- Micro USB Type-B Connector
- JST-PH Battery Connector (Not JST-XH)
- Reset Button with Status LED
- 1 x BBC micro:bit Board
- 1 x Micro USB cable, 6" end-to-end
- 1 x Two-cell AAA battery holder
- 2 x AAA battery