BBC micro:bit Starter Kit

Product Code: 2105
by Cool Components
£17.82 inc VAT
£14.85 ex VAT
40 in stock.

This BBC micro:bit starter kit is a great way to jump right in and create projects with the BBC micro:bit. It contains 1x BBC micro:bit and a quick start guide with a USB A to micro B cable so you can plug it into a computer and get programming straight away. The battery holder with connector plugs into the BBC micro:bit supplying it with power for portable projects. Batteries are included!

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use. You can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories - all you need is imagination and creativity.

The BBC micro:bit is completely programmable. That means each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology. The BBC micro:bit can be programmed in Javascript, Python and Microsoft Block Editor + Touch Develop.

BBC micro:bit animation

Kit Includes:

 

  • 1 x BBC micro:bit
  • 1 x USB A to micro B cable 1.8m
  • 1 x AAA battery holder with connector
  • 2 x AAA Ultra Alkaline batteries
  • Quick start guide

Features:

 

  • Size: approx. 5cm x 4cm
  • Weight: 8g
  • 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 games controller, or control music on a smart phone
  • On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall and use it to control motion activated games
  • A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you're facing and your movement in degrees and detect 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. The micro:bit can 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 1