BBC micro:bit (Board Only)
To make up a Micro:bit Go with out the packaging please also choose Ki 2271 Battery Cage and AAA batteryx2, and Ki 4154 Cable
Single BBC micro:bit. A portable, low power, user programmable computer. Create games, animations or control other devices via Bluetooth Low Energy.
Get creative, get connected & get coding with the BBC micro:bit go. A complete set containing all the parts and inspirational ideas to get started with the BBC micro:bit.
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 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 has a website full of coding languages, lesson plans, tutorials, and fun ideas to help you get creative (www.microbit.co.uk).
Board layout - front
1. Button A (left button with edge connector at the bottom) – labelled A on the board
2. Button B (right button with edge connector at the bottom) – labelled B on the board
3. P0 (left large pin (crocodile clip port) with edge connector at the bottom) - labelled 0 on the board
4. P1 (middle large pin (crocodile clip port) with edge connector at the bottom) - labelled 1 on the board
5. P2 (right large pin (crocodile clip port) with edge connector at the bottom) - labelled 2 on the board
6. +3V - labelled 3V on the board. This is 3V PWR OUT
8. P3 – P22 pins from left to right with edge connector at the bottom. Referred to as Pins when referencing that part of the board. Text will talk about 'pins' when referring to individual connections or the general way of connecting to the board – not labelled on the front of the board
9. LED matrix referred as the 'screen' - not labelled on the board
10. LED coordinates starting at 0,0 top left corner - not labelled on the board. The order of the large pins as follows: P0 P1 P2 3V GND labelled 0, 1, 2, 3V GND on the board
Board layout - back
1. USB Plug (Micro-USB plug) – labelled USB on the board
2. Button R (reset button) – labelled Reset on the board
3. Status LED – not labelled on the board
4. Battery socket – labelled Battery on the board
There are additional copper pins on the back of the board that will not be connected to anything. These are to facilitate labelling, while ensuring that a board plugged in the wrong way around doesn't damage any external accessory.
3. Bluetooth Smart Technology Antenna
4. AAA Battery Holder - not labelled on the board
5. Processor (Cortex M0)
6. P3 – P22 plus P0, P1 and P2 pins from left to right with edge connector at the bottom. Referred to as 'pins' when labelling that part of the board. Text will talk about 'pins' when referring to individual connections or the general way of connecting to the board – labelled PINS on the board