|RAM Size||3 MB|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Hard Drive Size||3 MB|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Professional|
|Processor Speed||2 Hz|
|Processor Type||1.2GHz Cortex A13 Processor|
|Device interface - primary||Buttons|
|Package Dimensions||17.3 x 11.4 x 2.9 cm; 140 Grams|
|Item Weight||140 g|
|Date First Available||18 December 2020|
KEYESTUDIO BBC Micro bit Basic Starter Kit with Micorbit V1, Graphical Programming Built-in Bluetooth Compass, Motion Detection, LED Display Coding for Kids Teens + Battery Holder & USB Cable
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|Specific uses for product||Programming|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Professional|
|CPU model||1.2GHz Cortex A13 Processor|
|Human interface input||Buttons|
|Colour||Microbit go kit|
|Wireless communication technology||Bluetooth|
|CPU speed||2 Hz|
About this item
- BBC Micro bit A portable, programmable microcomputer that can be used for all kinds of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments, the possibilities are endless. 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs with two programmable buttons.
- KEYESTUDIO BBC Microbit Microcontroller Protective Cover for BBC Micro: Bit demo board memory protection
- Practical and flexible. A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to detect which direction you are pointing and your movement in degrees and detects the presence of certain metals and magnets.
- Free tutorials [https://fs.keyestudio.com/MB0102]and project ideas available on the micro:bit website. The instructions are easy to follow for a beginner to learn to code with it.
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Getting Started With the micro:bit Hardware
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, users can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all you need is imagination and creativity. The BBC micro:bit is completely programmable. That means each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology.
The micro:bit hardware is based on the Arm-Mbed platform. It has an application processor with lots of on-chip peripherals. Some off-chip peripherals are connected to this chip. There is an interface processor connected to the application processor, and it is the interface processors job to manage communications over the USB and to support the drag-and-drop code-flashing process. The interface processor does not connect to any of the micro:bit peripherals.
-Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 CPU
-A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animated 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 micro:bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector.(We only provide microbit code tutorials. For other extended tutorials, please compile the code yourself)
-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 1.
You have more and more friends or your family join the Micro:bit robotic club
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BBC Micro:Bit is great and works well in microbit V1. includ for a battery holder/connector, USB-c cable.
Handy embedded system
Flexible but easy for students to start with block-based programming. Impressed that compiled code can be downloaded from a web IDE and transferred from an iPad via Bluetooth!
Note: the micro:bit is produced in four different colours: blue, magenta, green and orange. As these are supplied to us randomly, we have no control over which colour of micro:bit you'll get.
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I think this is a great starting device for the budding coder in the family and it is worth the price you pay
This board has other connections at the bottom that I assumed would let you connect up other peripherals, but no info on that aspect. So I went to the website and there it is. You learn on the website how to program and make things happen. The silly board you get allows you to actually see what you have compiled.
I used to program for the network at Mr. Christies. When I saw some of the things it teaches on the website I was finally impressed. I should say impressed big time. This is a great kit that will nurture the inquisitive mind right from the start.
This tiny little board along with the website that is loaded with information will set you on your way to coding. What you get is an open door to how systems work and the basics of how to make it work by writing your own programs.
Don’t be fooled by a simplistic little board. That is just merely the stepping stone to so many bigger things.
+Great for kids (and university students)
+All in one kit
+Multiple sensors and Graphical interface
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I believe kits like this will truly help inspire future generation of engineers. This is an all in one kit that allows you to program and make different applications using the board they provide along with sensors as well. This is a microcontroller so it can do a lot because that’s usually the backbone of an electronic application. It’s based on the ARM architecture so it’s legit! The learning curve is steep here, and kids do need to have some knowledge or interest in engineering before using this, but they can built some cool applications with this to really enjoy the benefits throughout their life!
Rating Breakdown (5/5)
Product Quality: 5
Ease of use: 5
I like that it came in a small plastic locking case that holds the micro:bit, cable, and battery holder (battery holder needed if using it without being plugged in, or with mobile apps) together. I think it's a great value, price wise, considering the wealth of learning opportunities it provides. Since there is pretty much zero "setup" required, just about anybody can start making "things happen" on the Micro:bit within minutes of taking it out of the box. Unlike a lot of coding educational tools that are meant to be extremely simple, I like how this one actually seamlessly goes from extremely simple all the way up to quite complex offering a really wide range of learning opportunities from the same tool as your kids (or you!) become more familiar with it over time.
Bottom line: I highly recommend the Micro:bit as both a developer and as a parent as a great place to start if you or your kids have ever been curious about coding or similar devices.
The lit only has a few pieces in it, battery case (needs two AA batteries), s USB cable, and the Micro Bit itself. There is a very basic instruction fold out which gives basic info on how to get it powered up and test it out but for any documentation for programming, there are links to the website, microbit.org. Here's there's a lot of information, not only for kids to use but also information for teachers to use when used in class. There are also lessons that are aimed at different age groups which we found useful as we didn't want the kids to feel overwhelmed taking on something that they weren't ready for.
It's a simple enough looking device but capable of quite a few functions, however, it will only function in one capacity at a time.
We have been playing with it, trying out some of the code we got from the web site, and have started to tweak things but I really look forward to seeing how the kids integrate this with some other Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits they already have.
I look forward to seeing how many different uses for this the kids end up discovering.