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micro:bit - Starter Kit

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BBC micro:bit is a BBC initiative to get kids in the UK coding. A royalty from the sale of this BBC micro:bit merchandise helps promote digital creativity amongst young people in the UK.

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.

Starter Kit Contents:

  • micro:bit
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Battery Holder (2 x AAA) (Batteries Included)

Engineer/Maker description:

Microbit features:

  • Multiple sensors
  • Programmed via software via USB
  • Multiple platform support Windows, iOS, tablet, mobile
  • Open Source hardware (OSHW)

Top Side

  • 3 Digital/Analogue input/output rings
  • Power port ring
  • Ground ring
  • 25 individually programmable LEDs
  • 2 programmable buttons

Bottom Side

  • 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ CPU
  • Bluetooth Smart Antenna
  • Accelerometer and compass
  • MicroUSB
  • 20-pin edge connector
  • Battery connector

Child Friendly application/descriptions:

  • Detects motion and direction - Shake the BBC micro:bit to play the classic Paper, scissors, stone game. Navigate around your local park with the onboard compass.
  • Control games using the 2 buttons
  • Flash messages or animations across the 25 programmable lights
  • Connect the BBC micro:bit to your phone using Bluetooth wireless technology to take selfies without touching your phone
  • Add a speaker to one of three connecting rings to play sounds or music.

*Please Note - You will be sent random colours of BBC micro:bit, you will not be able to order items based on their colour*

*Please note - this is a preorder! Make sure you read our preorder terms!*


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