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BBC micro:bit Microcontroller

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  • Jameco Part no.: 2246434
  • Manufacturer: BBC micro:bit
  • Manufacturer no.: 83-17934
  • HTS code: 8542390000
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BBC micro:bit Microcontroller

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. You can also learn in a fun and creative way using Scratch Coding Cards (P/N: 2238071)

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 (P/N: 2234513), 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
  • System LED x 1 yellow
  • System push button switch x 2


  • Size: approx. 5cm x 4cm
  • Weight: 8g

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