Inventors Kit Experiment 1 Further Help
Inventors Kit Experiment 1 Further Help. This resource has been produced to compliment the booklet provided with the Inventors Kit for the BBC microbit as a source of further information and hints and tips.

Inventors Kit Experiment 1 Further Help -870

This further help resource contains download links for additional code examples and also a walk-through video that covers the experiment in full. The video also has hints and tips to help you complete the experiment.  

Inventors Kit Experiment 1 - Say Hello To The BBC micro:bit:

In this experiment, we will use the buttons on the BBC micro:bit and show how we can use the breakout board to access these buttons externally using the supplied switches.  

Video Walk-Through With Hints & Tips:


Code Downloads:

The code examples below have been individually zipped and can be downloaded by clicking on your preferred option. Once unzipped you can either open the and edit the code in appropriate editor or place the HEX file onto your microbit*.

MakeCode Editor & Python Code Downloads:


Legacy Editors Code Downloads:

NOTE: The legacy editors will disappear at some undisclosed point in the future. The code can still be placed on a microbit and will run regardless but you won't be able to use an editor. When that happens, switch to using one of the currently supported editors. We've already made the switch as the new editors are better and more fully featured. * - To place the unzipped HEX file onto your microbit, connect your microbit to your computer via USB and then open File Explorer (Windows). Your microbit should show up as a removable drive. Simply drag and drop your HEX file onto the microbit in file explorer and the file will be transferred. The power light on the back of the microbit will start to flash, once the flashing stops the microbit is ready to run your code.    

Kitronik Inventors Kit Resources:

Exp No#. Experiment Name. Resource Type.
1 Say Hello to the BBC micro:bit. Further Help.
2 Pre V1.7 Using an LDR and analog inputs. Full Experiment + Further Help.
2 V1.7 Using a Light Sensor & analog inputs. Full Experiment + Further Help.
3 Dimming an LED using a potentiometer. Further Help.
4 Using a transistor to drive a motor. Full Experiment + Further Help.
5 Using the accelerometer to control motor speed. Further Help.
6 Setting the tone with a piezo buzzer. Further Help.
7 Wind Power. Full Experiment + Further Help.
8 Making a game using the compass. Further Help.
9 Capacitor charge circuit. Further Help.
10 Using an RGB LED. Further Help.
11 Making a pedestrian crossing. Full Experiment + Further Help.
12 Making a random dice. Full Experiment + Further Help.

Get The Kitronik Inventors Kit For The BBC microbit:

We do two versions of the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit, with or without the BBC micro:bit included. Chose the option that is right for you from the links below.

Project shopping list

For this project you will need the following items, you can adjust the quantities (including setting them to zero if you don't need the item), before pressing the "Buy all items" button.

BBC micro:bit with Kitronik Inventor's Kit and Accessories

Kitronik's suggested additional learning

Using A Light Sensor And Analog Inputs Experiment 2

Experiment 2 Using a Light Sensor and Analog Inputs from the Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC microbit. We've included the entire experiment as a free example of the great practical experiments that are contained within the Inventors Kit. Learn how to build the circuit and how to code the microbit to control the c...


Mark Donnison

Mark Donnison

Hi Helana, at present this is the only place that we have this content. We are looking into the possibility of putting up key content up on TES, it is likely that if we are able to do this we would plan in the job pf producing PDF's where applicable. In the meantime would it be possible for you to submit the specific URLs to your systems administrator to enable your use of them?

Helena St Amand

Helena St Amand

Hi there, I was hoping that my class could access your tutorials to support learning about the inventors kits that we have but the site material is blocked on student log in as the site is classified as a ‘shopping’ site. Is there anywhere else where I can access the educational content please?

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