Bitty Data Logger App For The BBC Micro:bit

Please note: This blog is now for information purposes only. The software is no longer available and this page is now only of use to people that already have it installed on their devices.

Bitty Software have recently released the Bitty data logger app for Android and iOS, which allows you to capture and chart accelerometer data from your micro:bit over Bluetooth.

The good news doesn't stop there, Bitty Software plan to update the app to also capture other sensor data from your microbit, such as temperature and magnetometer data. Once captured, you can then upload the information to the internet and then download the data to a desktop computer for analysis in, for example, a spreadsheet.  

Possible Practical BBC micro:bit Uses:

Data logging of your BBC micro:bits sensor output opens the door for using the BBC micro:bit in your science lessons, as well as your computer and design and technology lessons. Some examples of how you might use the app in a practical way are:
  • Measuring the acceleration of an object.
  • Monitoring movement during sleep.
  • Monitoring the effect of traffic going over a bridge.
  • Monitoring which corridors get more use by monitoring door movement.
As more functionality is added to the app it will open up more measurement and monitoring possibilities.

Additional Information And Compatibility:

  • iOS: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Android: Requires Android 4.0 and up.
  • Current Version: 1.1.0.

About Bitty Software:

"Bitty Software is a relatively new endeavour which concentrates on smartphone apps for use with the BBC micro:bit and offers free coding tutorials where you can learn to write the micro:bit code which is needed to make a micro:bit work with one of the Bitty Software apps. Tutorials are available for both C/C++ developers and those who prefer a visual programming language. In the latter case, Microsoft's excellent MakeCode is used."

Useful Links:

  • Download the iOS App (link removed).
  • Download the Android App (link removed).
  • You can learn how to send sensor data (link removed) from your micro:bit to Bitty Data Logger running on a smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth. Or you can download their micro:bit hex file if you prefer.
  • Visit Bitty Software. (link removed)

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