€1.00 - €48.00
The 28 sensor kit is a great extension kit for your micro: bit. Using Sensor shield for micro: bit you can connect all the modules included in the pack only by the connectors without the need to solder or wire any part. Now you can just concentrate on programming with your big mirco: bit.
The Grove inventor kit is a great extension set for your micro:bit. By using Grove shield for micro:bit you are able to connect all the modules included in the pack purely by the Grove connectors with no need to solder or wire any parts. Now you can focus only on programing with your great mirco:bit.
1.8 inch SPI TFT LCD screen for MicroBit features:
Edge connector for micro: bit
Integrated ILI9106 controller Driver ST7735S 1.8 inch LCD
Supports 65,000 colors.
Backlight adjustment via PWM
Reserved solder pads for the control interface, facilitate connection with Arduino / Nucleo boards
Operating voltage: 3.3V
Dimension: 61mm x 51.5mm link driver ST7735S
Connect this extension board to the micro: bit development board, then they can be directly connected to the breadboard.
The joystick board can be used to simulate the mouse keyboard.
The 3V, G, P0 and P1 are connected to a card micro: bit to imitate the serial port.
This board consists of 6 buttons and joystick. Connect the joystick and buttons to the micro: bit pins.
Connect the "Select" button to P7, "Mode" to P6, the "UP" button to P10, "Left" to P11,
"Right" to P9, "Down" to P8, joystick X-axis to P4, Y-axis to P3, X-axis to P5.
You can control the external device by reading the interface states .
Input voltage 4.75-12V
PCB size 150x47x33mm
3.5mm audio interface
3.3V and 5V power interface
USB: 5V 1A power supply
Compatible with 3V-5V sensor module
What is Micro:bit?
Micro:bit is a result of efforts of British BBC and its initiative ¨Make it digital¨ to design a micro-computer that would enable a school teaching of both programming and electronics. Micro:bit could be summed up in one sentence as extremely user friendly even for the youngest fans of electronics, which opens up potentially easier and more intuitive teaching for lower classes (Micro:bit suggests to levels of curriculum - for ages from 7 to 11 and 11 to 14, both of which seem rather below the main target audience of Arduino or even more so Raspberry Pi). It features simple clip pins, rather than soldered standard pins as both in Raspberry and Arduino, as well as built-in buttons, sensors (accelerometer) and LEDs. So there is quite a good setup to start learning when you take the board out of the box, without a need to additionally assemble it, which might be challenging for the youngest. Additionally, there are connectivity solutions already in-built with drivers configured (BLE and USB).
An extensive and well-covered curriculum
As mentioned, given that Micro:bit is a purely educational project it comes with a very well-defined and prepared set of classes for the youngest. Lessons are divided into separate units of work covering most important building blocks of programming knowledge in an easy and tangible way (blocks include for example Data Handling, Basics of Algorithms, Electrical Conductors). Each segment can work independently to an extent giving even more flexibility to the teachers. On top of that, there is a range of on-off projects available for the study and development. All in one very intuitive repository on the micro:bit website.
On top of the curriculum, Micro:bit has developed a range of tools to support their teachers including virtual classroom, which enables sharing code with your students as well as generate class reports. The virtual classroom is available both in MakeCode and Python.