BBC micro:bit with Kitronik Inventor's Kit and Accessories plus ZIP LED add-on pack
A BBC micro:bit with a Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit, a 1M anti tangle USB Cable, a Battery Cage and 2 x AAA Batteries. Your BBC micro:bit will come in one of 4 colour schemes, unfortunately, it is not possible to specify which colour you will receive.
The Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the BBC micro:bit. This Inventor's Kit contains everything you need to complete 10 experiments including using LEDs, motors, LDRs and capacitors.
To get you off to a flying start, we have included an easy to follow tutorial book which guides you through everything you will need to know about programming the BBC micro:bit. You don't need any experience with programming as the tutorial book will guide you every step of the way. You'll be programming and creating circuits in no time!
The Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit provides a fantastic way of learning how to construct and control electronic circuits. The BBC micro:bit has a selection of pins that are located on the bottom edge of its PCB. By using our specially designed Edge Connector Board for the BBC micro:bit in conjunction with the breadboard (see below), it is easy to use these pins to connect additional components to the BBC micro:bit.
Inventors Kit Add-On Packs:
On its own, the Kitronik Inventors Kit offers a great introduction to the world of physical computing. Its 12 experiments showcase how code and electronics can combine to create real world every day practical solutions to situations and problems. Harnessing the power of the elements, using sensory input to make things happen, and using variable input amounts to effect a gradual change are just some of things you can learn as you progress through the experiments. But why stop there?
In our homes, schools and offices we are surrounded by consumer electronics that at their core, are physical computing devices. Coded electronic devices are everywhere. Many of these devices have been coded to communicate things to us, both visually and audibly. The three add-on packs for the inventors kit have been specifically devised to introduce you to these aspects of practical physical computing.
- ZIP LEDs Add-On Pack for Kitronik Inventors Kit for micro:bit - Most consumer electronics heavily rely on LEDs, as LEDs are a great way of providing instant visual feedback for the user. With this add-on pack you will learn how to write code to take control of ZIP LEDs and also learn how to make ZIP LEDs respond to input from components such as potentiometers and sensors.
- Noise Pack for Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit - Learn how to manipulate sound, build instruments, amplify your sounds, and how to shape your sounds with Filtering and EQ.
- Digital Logic Pack for Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit - Learn how logic gates work and how they can be used in conjunction with the micro:bit.
- The Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit requires assembly.
- As stocks of micro:bit V1 sell-through we will switch to shipping this kit with a micro:bit V2.
- No soldering required.
BBC micro:bit Features:
- USB and Bluetooth Low energy connectivity.
- Compass and Accelerometer.
- 2 x user assignable buttons.
- A 25 LED display.
- 21 pin edge connector.
Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit Features:
- No soldering required - build your first circuit in minutes!
- Make 10 experiments included in the provided step-by-step tutorial book.
- All parts are included to conduct the 10 experiments (listed below).
- Breaks out 21 accessible pins from the BBC micro:bit using the Edge Connector Board for the BBC micro:bit.
- Small Prototype Breadboard included for fast prototyping.
- 1 x BBC micro:bit.
- 1 x Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit.
- 1 x Mounting Plate.
- 1 x Potentiometer - Vertical Type (finger adjust) 100K.
- 1 x Finger Adjust Spindle.
- 2 x Plastic Spacer 10mm.
- 1 x Sticky Fixer for Battery Pack.
- 1 x Small Prototype Breadboard.
- 1 x Terminal Connector.
- 4 x Push Switch.
- 1 x Motor.
- 1 x Transistor.
- 2 x Red 5mm LED.
- 2 x Orange 5mm LED.
- 2 x Yellow 5mm LED.
- 2 x Green 5mm LED.
- 1 x RGB 5mm LED.
- 1 x Fan Blade.
- 5 x 2.2KΩ Resistor.
- 5 x 10KΩ Resistor.
- 5 x 47Ω Resistor.
- 1 x Edge Connector Breakout Board for BBC micro:bit.
- 10 x Male to Male Jumper Wires.
- 10 x Male to Female Jumper Wires.
- 1 x 470uF Electrolytic Capacitor.
- 1 x Piezo Element Buzzer.
- 4 x Pan Head M3 Machine Screw.
- Depending on which booklet version your Inventors Kit shipped with, you will have one of the two following components;
- 1 x 1M Anti Tangle USB Cable.
- 1 x Battery Cage.
- 2 x AAA Batteries.
BBC micro:bit Dimensions:
- PCB Length: 52mm.
- PCB Width: 42mm.
- PCB Height: 11.7mm.
- Computer with Internet access.
- 1 x Phillips Screwdriver.
- 1 x Terminal Block Screwdriver.
- BBC micro:bit safety warnings.
- BBC micro:bit quick start guide.
- BBC micro:bit Mechanical datasheet.
- Our extensive range of BBC micro:bit resources.
- BBC micro:bit website.
- A4 BBC micro:bit Poster.
Inventors Kit Additional Free 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.|
Insight Resources Mr Bit is an online educational coding platform that also features sections devoted to some of our key micro:bit accessories, including this kit. This content has been developed by Insight Resources and any questions relating to them should be directed at their contact information. To access these resources, please visit;
Note:Due to Country specific trademark restrictions, there may be some Countries that we are unable to ship the BBC micro:bit to. In the unlikely event that this occurs we will fully refund your purchase.
This product is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.
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Thank you for your question, we do hold it on the website if you click on the link below at the bottom of the page is a table of the experiments. On there the code for the experiments in PXT and micropython are held for anyone who wants to down load them.
Q2: it says requires assembly is that just putting in the micro bit or do you have to solder it all together
Thank you for your question, it would be approximately 455g.
Thank you for your question, I assume you are looking at the coding languages. Each experiment is written with a particular coding platform in mind normally the MakeCode or Python Editor later in the book but in the further help for each experiment we include a copy of code for MakeCode, Python Editor, Block Editor and tourch Developer and should have example from Edublocks going up in future.
Hi Ashley, Currently experiments 1-4 are based in block editor, 5-10 are in touch develop editor.
We are currently experiencing high demand for BBC micro:bit inventors kits mainly due to the imminent launch of the micro:bit outside of schools. We are however in the process of building lots of these so that we will then be able to have stock of them, we are also waiting on the BBC micro:bit to go with the kit. However both are likely to be in stock in a couple of weeks.
At the moment we are trying our best to keep up with demand, but are finding that the micro:bit range keep going in and out of stock. There won’t be an issue with having stock for September but as we process out of stock orders in the sequence that they are placed it is worth placing the order early so you are at higher up the que.
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