microbit Base Kit


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The micro:bit kit is a physical computing kit that provides a bridge between abstract concepts and tangible experiences. This kit is tailor-designed by Boolean Girl and the Virginia Tech Thinkabit Labs to give you hands-on experience and make a connection between abstract ideas of coding and real world outcomes in hardware. You can program in Scratch, Microsoft MakeCode, Python, Javascript and other programming languages.  It is great for digital making as well as craft and e-textile projects. 

Using the kit you work with hardware and software together to design, build, and prototype physical gadgets. The micro:bit by itself is packed with inputs and sensors so you can immediately have success programming it and use the inputs and sensors to create inventions that light up and make sound. For beginners, the MakeCode graphical editor is excellent, free and runs in a web browser. 

While the kit is fantastic for young learners, there’s a path to move forward using the general purpose pins to attach other devices in the kit like motors and lights and make use of the Bluetooth and radio features. You can enhance their coding skills by coding in Scratch, MakeCode, MicroPython, ArudinoIDE, Javascript to name a few. Since many of these are web based, it does not require additional drivers and can be used with almost any web enabled device.

Using the micro:bit kit, you will gain skills in critical thinking and collaboration, creativity and build confidence. This microbit based kit includes a microbit and the accessories to get started on simple projects as well as accessories to extend the microbit and add motors, external lights and buttons to build dozens of projects. 

This kit contains:

BBC Micro Bit V2

  • Nordic nRF52833 processor
  • Expansion edge connector with 5 crocodile-clip pins
  • USB or battery powered
  • Built-in speaker and microphone
  • 25 Built in LEDs,
  • 2 Built in buttons
  • Built in motion sensor
  • Built in light sensor
  • Built in temperature sensor
  • Built in compass
  • Built in radio and Bluetooth wireless

Additional Components

  • Microbit Edge connector to connect external devices to the microbit 
  • Micro USB-USB Cable
  • Battery Holder that powers the Microbit on the go 
  • Breadboard for building circuits
  • Wires, lights, buttons and resistors for building circuits
  • Positional Servo motor that is compatible with common building blocks

The base kit can be extended by adding additional sensors in the Sensor kit or motors and building blocks in the Motion kit

Additional information

Weight 1.1 oz
Dimensions 9.75 x 7 x 2 in