The pocket-sized code-able BBC micro:bit is a microcontroller designed for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments; the possibilities are endless. This little device has a boat-load of features including 25 red LED lights and skip songs on a playlist, detect motion and tell you which direction you're heading, and even use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet! that can flash messages, two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause.
Note: Requires a USB micro-B cable (like P/N: 2274159 or similar) for programming purposes. If you are the DIY type, make your own battery box with one (1) 2xAAA battery holder (like P/N: 216292), one (1) 2-Position JST Connector Housing, two (2) 2mm Crimp Terminals (P/N: 2234548) and 2x AAA batteries to power your BBC micro:bit when not connected to your computer. (All accessories are sold separately).
Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
16K RAM 16 MHz with Bluetooth Low Energy
A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animiated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smart phone
On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall
A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense direction and your movement in degrees also the presence of certain metals and magnets
Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Connect the micro:bit to other micro:bits, devices, phones, tablets, cameras and other everday objects
Five Ring Input and Output (I/O) including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O. To read values from sensors and control things like motors or robots
20 pin edge connector: This allows the BBC micro:bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector
Micro-USB controller: This is controlled by a separate processor and presents the micro:bit to a computer as a memory stick