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.
Ideal for makers to get started creating BBC micro:bit projects and inventing solutions (requires a USB cable for programming purposes, and a battery holder & 2x AAA batteries to power your BBC micro:bit if not connected to your computer - 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