Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Using the BME688 Sensor

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Using the BME688 Sensor

The BME688 sensor provides the main functionality of the board: measuring air quality and climate data which the Pico can then access and read. Learn how use the sensor to gather and monitor readings with the Raspberry Pi Pico.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - OLED and RTC

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - OLED and RTC

The Pico has a number of built-in features beyond just having lots of pins for controlling and communicating with external devices, and one of these is the real-time clock (RTC). Learn how to make use of the boards RTC and OLED display.
Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Buzzer, Buttons and ZIP LEDs

Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Buzzer, Buttons and ZIP LEDs

The Smart Air Quality board for Raspberry Pi Pico has two buttons which can be used as inputs to control the program which is running. There is also a buzzer, which is great for adding audio output to projects. We are going to introduce both of these in this section of the tutorial.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Data Logging

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Data Logging

One of the main functions the Pico Smart Air Quality Board is designed for is data capture and logging. In this tutorial we will be taking that information and saving it to a file on the Pico.
Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Analogue Input and Output Control

Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Analogue Input and Output Control

Learn how to connect, control and monitor external sensors to the Kitronik Air Quality Data-logging Board for the Raspberry Pi Pico. This guide contains a full description of the process and code required.
First steps with the Raspberry Pi Pico and Thonny.

First steps with the Raspberry Pi Pico and Thonny.

The Pico can be programmed in a number of languages. This guide is for MicroPython – a Python implementation for micro controllers, and uses the Thonny editor. This guide provides everything you need to know to get going with Pico and MicroPython.
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How To Update HEX Files To micro:bit V2 Universal HEX

We're going to show you how to easily update your micro:bit V1 HEX files to micro:bit V2 Universal HEX files. The good news; there are no code changes required! These 4 simple steps will only take a few seconds. If only all change was this straightforwards! Let's get to it.
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The Differences Between micro:bit V1 And microbit V2

There is a new micro:bit in town and we couldn't be more excited! We head to the workbench to compare the differences between micro:bit V1 and microbit V2. We take a look at both the features and also the technical specifications. Find out more...
10 Projects a Beginner Can Do With a BBC micro:bit

10 Projects a Beginner Can Do With a BBC micro:bit

In this beginners guide to the BBC microbit we showcase 10 simple projects that can be completed without connecting anything extra to the micro:bit. From displaying your name to counting your steps there's a wide range of ideas to get you started.
The microbit User Guide For Absolute Beginners

The microbit User Guide For Absolute Beginners

This beginners microbit user guide is a no frills, straight to the point, collection of essential knowledge. It’s not everything you need to know, but everything up to step 5 is everything you need to know right now.
How To Add A Servo To The Simple Robotics Kit

How To Add A Servo To The Simple Robotics Kit

We show how to add a servo to the simple robotics kit. In keeping with the simple robotics kit, this is a solderless hack! At the heart of the simple robotics kit is the Klip Motor Driver for BBC microbit. The Klip Motor broad can drive 2 motors and has an integrated 3xAA battery pack. It also breaks out the 0,1 and 2 pins from the micro:bit.
Getting Started With Scratch For microbit

Getting Started With Scratch For microbit

Learn how to get up and running with Scratch for microbit. Scratch is probably the most well known and widely used platforms for learning to code.  Since version 3, it's appeal has widened further as it now has native support for the micro:bit!
Using MicroPython With Kitronik BBC micro:bit Products

Using MicroPython With Kitronik BBC micro:bit Products

If you've bought any of our more recent BBC micro:bit products and were also wondering how to make the switch from Blocks to Python, we've got you covered. We have example code for five of our recent products that you can use and also learn from.
EduBlocks Editor For microbit Getting Started

EduBlocks Editor For microbit Getting Started

EduBlocks is a drag and drop blockly style coding editor that is based on Python. In this getting started guide, we cover the information you need to get up and running fast. Don't worry if you are new to Python and/or coding, once you learn the editor the rest will come in time.
The Five Minute microbit Guide

The Five Minute microbit Guide

Get up and running quickly with the five minute microbit guide. It covers everything you need to begin using your microbit straightway. First of all, we cover the essential topics required to get you up and running. And finally, there are a couple of links at the end to point you to more free guides to help you develop as a coder. Find out more!
Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit

Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit

We are very pleased to introduce the Kitronik Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit. We've created this free resource to help parent's get actively involved in helping their children learn how to code. The guide contains everything you need to introduce your children to the microbit, even if you have no prior coding experience yourself.
Getting Started With Microsoft MakeCode Editor

Getting Started With Microsoft MakeCode Editor

This Kitronik University Resource is a part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and is a basic guide for getting started with Microsoft MakeCode Editor. Find out more...
Kitronik Custom MakeCode Editor Servo Blocks

Kitronik Custom MakeCode Editor Servo Blocks

We've created some custom servo blocks for the PXT editor that anyone can use and that make the job of coding as quick and as painless as possible. Find out how to use them.
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Options for Powering the BBC micro:bit

This Kitronik University Resource is a part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and explains the various options available for powering your BBC micro:bit.
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Transferring a Program to the BBC micro:bit

After you've created your first program you'll need to compile it and transfer it to the BBC micro:bit. This process is very simple, and if you follow our guide you'll be up and running in no time.