Comparison Between Inventor's Kit and Discovery Kit

Kitronik Inventor's Kit for BBC micro:bit has been one of the most successful products we have launched. Having discovered a need for an ultimate beginner product, we also recently launched Kitronik Discovery Kit to provide another option for our customers.

If you have been wondering what the main differences are between our Inventor's Kit and Discovery Kit then you've come to the right place! We are here to enlighten you on the exact differences between the kits so that you can choose the one that's right for you! So, let's just get straight into it, shall we?  

Kitronik Inventor's Kit for BBC micro:bit

Kitronik Inventor's Kit for BBC microbit was introduced back in 2015 as the ultimate way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the BBC micro:bit. The kit contains everything you need to complete 10 different experiments, including LEDs, motors, LDRs and capacitors! It also includes a detailed tutorial book that guides you through your experiments in simple step-by-step instructions.

Ideal for the classroom or home learning, our Inventor's Kit is a fantastic educational product that helps you understand more about coding, circuits and more! Plus, once you have completed the experiments, you can purchase add-on packs to explore coding further.

These add-on packs include our ZIP LEDs Add-on Pack, Noise Pack Add-on and the Digital Logic Pack which you can have a browse at. At a price point of £20.79 (ex.VAT), Kitronik's Inventor's Kit is a fantastic value product! Plus, you can also get it in a 20-pack which is ideal for classrooms or clubs. Or, if English isn't your native language, we currently offer the Inventors Kit in Spanish or French.


NEW - Kitronik Discovery Kit for BBC microbit

One of the latest additions to our micro:bit product range, is Kitronik Discovery Kit for the BBC micro:bit. This kit has been specifically designed for those with no prior knowledge or experience with physical computing or the micro:bit. Therefore, it's the perfect kit to kick-off your programming and electronics journey and complete 5 experiments!

The tutorial book included inside the Discovery Kit contains a lot of detailed information, including everything from what a prototyping board is to how to use Microsoft MakeCode editor. All parts, excluding the micro:bit, are included in the kit so you can build your first circuit in minutes!

The main advantage of our Discovery Kit is the price point. At £10 (ex.VAT), we believe that it is at a price that is very affordable! Plus, once you've completed, you've got a prototyping system that you can use to create your own projects too!


The Comparison: Inventor's Kit VS Discovery Kit

Number of Parts: 50+ 29
Number of Experiments 12  5
Online Resources
Add-on Packs Available
Designed for BBC micro:bit
No Soldering Required
Extension Tasks Available
Tutorial Book
Python Code Examples Available
Typical Price (ex.VAT) £20.79 £10

To sum up the differences between both the Inventors Kit and the Discovery Kit, we've created a simple table to help you understand the main differences. It's worth noting that both products have proven very popular and serve a fantastic purpose for different ages and abilities.  

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