Features

  • The Bit:2:Pi enables you to re-use all those hundreds of Raspberry Pi addon boards and HATs.
  • Bit:2:Pi Allows the BBC Micro:Bit to Connect to Raspberry Pi Addon Boards
  • B. BBC Micro:Bit and Unicorn pHat are NOT included


Bit:2: Pi Allows the BBC Micro: Bit to Connect to Raspberry Pi Addon Boards

NB. BBC Micro: Bit and Unicorn pHat are NOT included

The 4tronix Bit:2:Pi micro: bit Adaptor for Raspberry Pi HATs enables you to re-use all those hundreds of Raspberry Pi add-on boards and HATs.

Simply plug your Micro: Bit into the edge connector and the required Raspberry Pi Hat onto the GPIO connector, then program your Micro: Bit to control the new board. Most Raspberry Pi boards are very simple to program as they are controlled by simple on/off signals on the GPIO connector which are easily copied in the Micro: Bit. We have also used Neopixel hats (eg. Unicorn from Pimoroni) with great success and are happily communicating via I2C as well.

Selecting which Micro: Bit pin is connected to which GPIO pin, is via a set of configurable jumpers. There is a default set of connections that works for the most common boards, including I2C and SPI connections, but it is a simple matter to unplug a jumper or two and replace it with a longer wire jumper (4 included) to connect your preferred pins.

Of course, the original code for the Raspberry Pi won't run directly on the micro: bit but with support from our community, we will get more and more boards working and with example micro: bit code.

Current boards tested are:

This board is supplied in two versions, both fully soldered:

  • Without battery holder
  • Including 3xAA battery holder so you can run your Raspberry Pi addons without wires!

Power is supplied to the board and the micro: bit via the micro-USB connector on the side, but there is also an option to add a battery holder to allow a completely wire-free operation.

Physical
Form FactorController Card
Case ColourBlack
Pack Quantity1
Interfaces/Ports
Convert FromBBC Micro:Bit connection
Convert ToRaspberry Pi GPIO connection