BITCAR - Autonomous Line Following & Obstacle Avoiding Car for micro:bit

$59.95
SKU SS-114991884

We have 9 units in our Sydney Warehouse available for immediate dispatch.

We can get a further 100 units in Australia from Seeed Studio. If you order today, we can dispatch this stock between Jul 09, 2020 - Aug 05, 2020.

BitCar is one of TinkerGen’s most popular micro:bit project kits.  

The car constructed from the kit not only includes functions like line following, obstacle avoidance and remote control, but can also do a wheelie with the help of inertia! Show me another DIY car that can do this!

The car is composed of one chassis, two metal gear motors, two wheels and one acrylic cover. These components assemble to make a fantastic micro:bit car.

The chassis has a collection of useful modules built in, such as the buzzer, line follower and programmable RGB LEDs. To encourage further exploration, two spare connection ports are included on the underside of the chassis so kids can connect additional Grove modules like a proximity sensor, temperature sensor or speech recognition module to the car.

If you haven't heard of Grove before, Grove is a Seeed series which you can read more about here.

If you want to implement a remote-controlled car, we recommend that you also buy the BitPlayer. BitPlayer is the game controller from our micro:bit series which incorporates a 2-axis joystick and 6 programmable buttons, in the shape of a typical game controller, empowering kids to achieve an awesome project design experience.

Education Focus

This product helps kids understand the basics of open-source electronics and develop skills in programming. Kids' creative thinking and hands-on skills are nurtured in their electronics learning. Not only can kids build knowledge of the modules and graphical programming, but also they can learn how to create their own DIY projects.

DIY Project that looks COOL & Easily Customisable

The cover of the car has a sleek streamline appearance with a dark matte finish.The flat surfaces make it easy to customize with stickers or tape, we will even provide cad files so you can laser cut your own acrylic components.


Extension capabilities to achieve Advanced Functions

Modules like gear motors, buzzer, line follower and RGB LEDs are included in the kit to bring kids more fun and joy. But for advanced users, two extra grove ports are included (on the underside of the car) so you can add as per project requirements, includes one I2C connection and P1 & P2. E.g. Add a LED headlights and automate them with a light sensor.


This product is suitable for:

  • DIY hobbyists
  • Maker teachers
  • High school students
  • Micro:bit users
  • Homeschooling educators

Project Examples


Programming Platform


MakeCode: https://makecode.microbit.org/

MakeCode for beginners:https://microbit.org/get-started/first-steps/set-up/

Introduction:

Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate code simulation results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. MakeCode aims at inspiring people to explore computer science and creative coding. Leaners can immediately start programming when logging in it and find the real-world applications of computer science.

Recommended Ages: All ages

Features: easy-to-use and user-friendly; supports programming on a wide range of hardware and has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code.

Related Course Material

Make 2 Learn: https://make2learn.tinkergen.com


TinkerGen has created an online learning platform called Make2Learn which contains our own course materials for a wide range of STEAM educators and programming hobbyists. You can view online or download the included videos, lesson plans and source code once you activate a course.

Part List 


1x Chassis Battery Holder Universal Wheel (front) Universal Wheel (back) Coupling Nut Screw Driver Acrylic Back Piece Ultrasonic Sensor
2x 3M Stickers Acrylic Side plates  Wheels




6x M3x6mm Screws

Technical Specifications

Power Supply :3 AAA batteries
Working Voltage: 5V
Working Current: 1.5A (Max)
Built in Speaker
2 Metal Gear Motors
4 Addressable RGB LEDs
2 Spare Grove Connection ports (one I2C)









Package Dimensions: 170 (L) * 90 (W) * 60 (H) (mm)
Weight 100 (g)
Age for Use 8+



ECCN/HTS

HSCODE 9023009000
UPC


Micro:bit not included