BBC micro:bit

BBC micro:bit Australia
BBC micro:bit Australia BBC micro:bit Australia
Product ID: LB-00181

$23.95

We have 318 units of the BBC micro:bit in stock at our Sydney warehouse.

If ordered before 2pm, this part would be delivered on or before Wednesday, Apr 24 to most parts of Australia.

We can get a further 1000 units from Micro:bit Australia.
If you order today we can dispatch this stock between Thursday, Apr 18 and Wednesday, Apr 24 2019.

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Description

The British Invasion is here! No, not music...microcontrollers! New to Australia is the newest and easiest way to learn programming and electronics - the BBC micro:bit.

Designed specifically for kids and beginners, the  micro:bit  is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. It’s a small, code-able device that is a non-intimidating introduction to programming and making – switch on, program it to do something fun – wear it, customize it, develop new ideas.

The micro:bit platform combines the 'bit, a pocket-sized coding device featuring several sensors and LEDs, with an awesome website full of coding examples and projects. Start out with the video tutorials, then check out the ideas page to get creative. From making your own games to taking selfies, the possibilities are endless!

This is an individual micro:bit with no batteries or cables. For the popular micro:bit Go Bundle which includes batteries, battery holder, and USB cable, click here.

The micro:bit is based off of the nRF51822 microcontroller, which has built in Bluetooth LE radio. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games, send a radio message, activate the display, etc. The micro:bit can detect motion (using an accelerometer) and tell you which direction you are heading in (using a magnetometer/compass chip). On the bottom is an expansion port, with 5 alligator-clip friendly pads and additional card-edge contacts for 19 total I/O pins. Each of these sensors, inputs, and outputs, is completely programmable via easy-to-use software that can be accessed from a PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile. You can use MakeCode/PXT blocks or micro Python to start your programming adventure. Advanced programmers can graduate to mbed for super-powerful C or C++ programming.

If you’re new to coding and hardware, then the micro:bit is a great place to start. It’s incredibly easy to use and a perfect platform to help you leapfrog onto other microcontrollers and computers such as Circuit Playground, Arduino, Feather, or even Raspberry Pi. If you're looking for a slightly bigger head start, check out the micro:bit Go Bundle, which includes some AAA batteries + holder and a micro USB cable.

For more information, visit http://microbit.org/

Product Dimensions: 52.0mm x 42.1mm x 11.0mm / 2.0" x 1.7" x 0.4"

Product Weight: 9.0g / 0.3oz

BBC micro:bit Guides
Obstacle Avoidance with Micro:bit Robit Smart Car

The Robit Smart Car is a great starting point if you're new to electronics and programming. It can be easily programmed by using the accessible micro:bit and MakeCode editor.

In this guide, you will learn to use the  Robit Smart Car with a Sonar Module. The smart car will be programmed to move and avoid obstacles.

After completing this guide, you will understand the basics on how to use the Robit Smart Car!

Line Tracking Module with Robit Smart Car

Wouldn't it be cool to have the Robit Smart Car move around on a surface above ground, without it falling off? 

In this guide, you will learn to connect and use the line tracking module to the Robit Smart Car. It will be programmed in MakeCode to perform edge detection.

Complete this guide to have a Robit Smart Car that can detect edges above ground. 

Light-seeking Robit Smart Car

You might have already played with your new Robit Smart Car and got it to move, avoid obstacles, and even avoid falling off platforms.

In this guide, you will next learn to use the light sensor on the Robit Smart Car. With the light sensor, the Robit will be transformed into a light-seeking robot! It can also be programmed to turn its LEDs on or off depending on light. 

Complete this guide to add more function to your robot car buddy!

Make a Grove Zero Line Follower Robot

The Grove Zero bit kit allows you to create a small but cool car robot in just a few seconds. 

In this guide, we will create a line-following robot using the BBC micro:bit and Grove Zero bit kit. 

After completing this guide, you will have delved into the basics of programming logic and in the process, learned how to make a robot that follows lines.

Create a micro:bit Robot with Grove Zero

This guides goes into basic details on how to use the Grove Zero motor add-on. 

In this guide, you will learn how to transform your micro:bit into a robot with the motor add-on. This micro:bit robot will be fully programable by you.

After completing this guide, you will understand how to program a robot using MakeCode and have a fully functional robot.