BBC micro:bit Go Bundle

BBC micro:bit Go Bundle Australia
BBC micro:bit Go Bundle Australia BBC micro:bit Go Bundle Australia BBC micro:bit Go Bundle Australia
Product ID: LB-00182

$26.40

We have 75 units of the BBC micro:bit Go Bundle 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 Friday, May 03 and Wednesday, May 08 2019.

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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 the micro:bit Go Bundle, with batteries, battery holder & USB cable. For the individual micro:bit (no extras) 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.

Exciting, right? Well, the  micro:bit Go bundle is the perfect starter kit for the BBC micro:bit. It includes everything you need to begin learning about hardware and software, even a little USB cable and batteries. No programming or hardware experience is necessary!

The micro:bit Go Bundle contains:

  • BBC micro:bit
  • Micro USB cable, 6" end-to-end
  • 2 x AAA battery holder
  • 2 x AAA battery

If you’re new to coding and hardware, then the micro:bit Go Bundle 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.

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

Product Dimensions: 52.0mm x 43.0mm x 11.0mm / 2.0" x 1.7" x 0.4"

Product Weight: 9.0g / 0.3oz

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BBC micro:bit Go Bundle Guides
Set up Arduino IDE for micro:bit

Did you know that you can program the micro:bit with the Arduino IDE? Yes, you can. 

In this guide, we will show you how to install the Arduino IDE and set it up for use with the micro:bit. 

After completing this guide, you will be able to utilise many useful libraries that can only be used in the Arduino IDE, for the micro:bit and various sensors or actuators!

Meet the micro:bit

Welcome to the exciting world of the micro:bit! 

In this guide, you'll be introduced to the micro:bit and its key features, and learn about the SPI and I2C communication protocols.

Complete this guide to gain a basic understanding of the micro:bit, and easily use it with a wide variety of add-ons.

Setting up the Micro:bit with Makecode

This guide steps through how to set up the BBC Micro:Bit programming interface and how to add on packages.

The two program interfaces currently available are the 'Blocks' interface and the 'Javascript' interface. These two interact with each other seamlessly.

Note: If you are using Windows 10 and the micro:bit is not detected and you are unable to upload code to it, connect the micro:bit to another device and upgrade to the latest micro:bit firmware. This does not apply to Mac OSX users.

Using the Buttons and LED Matrix on micro:bit

The micro:bit comes with two on-board pushbuttons called momentary pushbuttons, labelled 'A' and 'B' as well as an LED matrix display. 

In this guide, you'll learn how to use the two pushbuttons and the LED display using the MakeCode editor.

Complete this guide to get comfortable with using the pushbuttons and LED display.

Using an LED with micro:bit

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it.

In this guide, you will learn to connect a single external LED to the micro:bit and program it in Makecode.

Complete this guide to learn how to use an external LED with the micro:bit!

Analog Inputs and micro:bit

Know the difference between a digital input and an analog input?

In this guide, you will be introduced to analog inputs using an external potentiometer. Learn to program it using MakeCode to measure its voltage. 

Once you have finished this guide, you will understand what analog inputs are as well as how to use potentiometers with the micro:bit. 

Using the Built-in Sensors on micro:bit

The micro:bit has a number of built-in sensors which include an ambient light sensor, a temperature sensor, an accelerometer, and a compass.

 In this guide, you will learn the basics on how to use these sensors with the MakeCode editor.

Complete this guide to get started with using these sensors.

Bluetooth with micro:bit

The micro:bit has a built-in radio module that lets it communicate wirelessly with other devices including another micro:bit or several, and Bluetooth-enabled smartphones as well as tablets.

In this guide, you'll learn about Bluetooth LE as well as how to use the radio module on the micro:bit to communicate with another micro:bit. You'll also learn how to get started with using a smartphone or tablet with the micro:bit.

Complete this guide to start using one of the most powerful features of the micro:bit.