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BBC micro:bit

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BBC micro:bit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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  • Experiment and create electronics with the BBC micro:bit
  • A easy and fun way to learn about electronics and programming
  • Powered by a USB port (microUSB to USB lead required) or two AAA batteries (not included)

Product details

BBC micro:bit

• Experiment and create electronics with the BBC micro:bit
• A easy and fun way to learn about electronics and programming
• Powered by a USB port (microUSB to USB lead required) or two AAA batteries (not included)
• Multiple sensors measure your speed, movement, direction and the proximity of certain metals
• Five ring input/outputs to add to your board
• 20-pin edge connector to get you connected to a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo or Kano
• Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy to connect wirelessly
• The micro:bit is supplied in one of four colours - red, yellow, green or blue

What can I do with the micro:bit?
Get into programming with this easy-to-use micro:bit and create self-driving cars, music makers, remote controlled selfie-cameras and fun displays amongst much more. The micro:bit has a 25 red LED display in a five by five grid, which lets you create displays of everything from hearts to smiley faces and even scrolling messages. Use the micro:bit to detect movement, speed, certain metals and even which way you’re facing. Program games, experiments or robots and connect the micro:bit to a wide range of outputs, from LEDs and speakers to cars and robots, for a range of exciting and interesting activities.

What can I program with my micro:bit?
The BBC micro:bit offers a great introduction to programming. Every LED, button, input, output, accelerometer and magnetometer can be customised and experimented with separately, and everything operates through Bluetooth Smart Technology. The micro:bit can power itself through the USB while it is connected to your computer, or alternatively can be powered by two AAA batteries (batteries - Order Code L42AL and battery holder sold separately). With its compact size and light weight you can take your micro:bit anywhere. The software for the micro:bit is internet based and there is also a compatible mobile app letting you program wherever you go.

What can I use the micro:bit with?
The micro:bit has five ring input/outputs including power, ground and three I/O (general input/output connection) to let you receive information sensors or control motors, LEDs or servos. You can connect the micro:bit to other devices – including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano – through the 20-pin connector with a standard connector. Using the built-in Bluetooth Smart Technology, you can connect to other micro:bits as well as tablets and smart phones.

What is the micro:bit?
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket sized computer that puts you in the driving seat, letting you program every part of the board. A collaboration between 31 partners, the micro:bit has been released as an initiative to get everyone interested in programming and inspire creativity with technology. You don’t need to have any knowledge or experience to start using the micro:bit – so see what you can create today.

Check out our range of accessories here
For tutorials and creative suggestion visit www.microbit.co.uk

Specification
Display 5 x 5LED Matrix
Microprocessor 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 CPU
Buttons 2 programmable
Sensors Motion detection, accelerometer, compass, magnetometer
Bluetooth Yes - BLE
Inputs & Outputs 5 ring
20 pin edge connector
Computer connection microUSB
Power 2 x AAA Battery
Dimension 50 mm x 40 mm
Weight 8 g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good Excellent board and fast delivery. Love Maplin as always.
Date published: 2017-02-26
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is there different colours for the product

Asked by: ironbyer04
Unfortunately the colour shown is the only one supplied.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-18

Would this suit a nine year old ?

Asked by: Madhawkone
yes it would be ideal for the child if they want good coding skills
Answered by: ironbyer04
Date published: 2017-01-18
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A40WB BBC micro:bit (1+) £12.99

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