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BBC Micro Bit

The BBC Micro Bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK.

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TS2195

$14.99

Features:
  • BBC Micro Bit
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
  • A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animiated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
  • Two programmable buttons. Use them as a game controller, or control music on a smart phone such as pause and skipping songs on a playlist
  • On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall
  • A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense direction and your movement in degrees also the presence of certain metals and magnets
  • Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Connect the micro:bit to other micro:bits, devices, phones, tablets, cameras and other everday objects
  • Five Ring Input and Output (I/O) including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O. To read values from sensors and control things like motors or robots
  • 20 pin edge connector: This allows the micro:bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector
  • Micro-USB controller: This is controlled by a separate processor and presents the micro:bit to a computer as a memory stick
  • System LED x 1 yellow
  • System push button switch x 2
  • Programmable via Python
  • Compatible with Windows 7 or later & Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments
  • Can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in
  • Can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet
  • NOTE: requires a USB cable for programming purposes, a battery holder, JST Plug & 2x AAA batteries to power your BBC micro:bit if not connected to your computer - sold separately).
Contains:
  • 1 x BBC micro:bit
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
Specifications:
  • Size: approx. 5cm x 4cm
  • Weight: 8g
 
How do you program the BBC Micro Bit?
  1. Step 1: Connect your BBC micro:bit to your computer. Connect the small end of the USB cable to the micro USB port on your BBC micro:bit.
  2. Step 2: Compile your script.
  3. Step 3: Transfer the file to your BBC micro:bit.

Links:
  • Getting started - Link
  • In depth look at BBC Micro:Bits hardware - Link