Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit

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Kitronik Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit+ zip large zip led add on inventors kit microbit hero

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Q:
The buzzer does not work. How can I test it? I tried a battery across it but there is no sound.
Asked by: Gerry
A:
I understand the physics of a buzzer, it was attached to the board at first and the code was downloaded to test it, the buzzer does nothing, i used an LED to show that the Micro:bit and code worked, the LED did light up, so the only remaining untested item is the buzzer. (www.gbsepmt.com)
Answered by: Gerald Sheble
11-Apr-19

Q:
is there anyway to code the experiments in micropython?
Asked by: joe curran
A:
Hi Joe,

Thank you for your quesion, it should be entirely possible to do all of these experiments in micro python but as we were aiming this as a starter guide we have not written up full experiments for this.

Best Regards

Cullen
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
09-Jan-19

Q:
how do you code the wind power project in blockly
Asked by: nb
A:
Hi there,

Thank you for your question, if you type out the code in make code Java script you should then at the top of the screen have an option to press and alter the code to appear in a blocks format.
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
23-Oct-18

Q:
Is the inventors kit the equivalent of the Crumble Playground Kit? I want students to build a fairground ride using the microbit (I have seen it done using a Crumble) but the microbit playground kit doesn't include a motor. Is this what I need? or could I just buy a simple 360 servo?
Asked by: Emma
A:
Hi Emma, You may be able to use parts in the Inventor's kit to do this, however it hasn't been designed with that in mind. It may be it is better to purchase the individual items needed, however the micro:bit board is very limited on items it can power. As such you would likely need a circuit or driver board to drive a motor/servo for what you require.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
04-Jul-18

Q:
Hi,
As i'm awaiting my kit, I was wondering if the manual was only in english ?
Is it possible to contribute to get other versions available to people ?
Thanks a lot for putting up the kit.
Asked by: Pierre-yves
A:
Hi Pierre-yves, The manual is only available in English through ourselves currently, however we have worked with Hands on Science AB in Sweden to produce a Swedish version which they will shortly be stocking. We are considering if there are other version which may be worth producing.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
03-Apr-18

Q:
Great kits in general, but no sign of battery cage and connector in the instructions or video. The only additional requirement is the micro:bit (link takes to board only). Either missing from our kit or instructions are not clear. Thanks
Asked by: kit
A:
Hi Kit, Firstly I'm pleased to hear you like the kit. However I'm sorry to hear that you have found it a little unclear on the use of a battery cage or USB cable. It is unlikely they were missing as the standard inventor's kit (5603) is just the inventor's kit without a micro:bit. The only other option is 5618 where it is the inventor's kit with a starter kit included so you would get the micro:bit as well as battery cage and USB cable. I can see if we can make this clearer on the standard item so that it is known a USB cable and battery cage may be required.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
07-Mar-18

Q:
The tutorial book mentions (and shows in the diagram) a battery pack, which it says is for "optional use". Is this meant to be included as part of the inventor's kit? We can't find it.
Asked by: Helen
A:
Hi Helen, The inventor's kit shouldn't include a battery pack as you would likely have one with the micro:bit. However I am unable to find the text in the booklet to confirm what this is referring to.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
02-Jan-18

Q:
The blocks used for programs in the Tutorial book are different to those on Microbit App that my Grandson is using on an ipad pro. Is there an App that I can use that will have them the same.
Asked by: Andrew Renton
A:
Hi Andrew, It is most likely that the inventor's kit you have has an old booklet if it was purchased a while ago. On the front at the bottom there should be a version number, currently we are on 1.5. The programming blocks have altered slightly but the use and title of these shouldn't have altered. If you have any questions you can email support@kitronik.co.uk for further help.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
22-Dec-17

Q:
On the dice experiment is the If item is 1 command correct as it sets pin 0 to a zero value (off) should it be set to 1 (on)
Asked by: S Copeland
A:
Hi there,

This is correct as the purpose of the experiment is to create a blinking light that blinks quicker as you face in a particular direction. It is correct for the Pin 0 to be set to 0 otherwise the LED will remain on continuously.
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
29-Jun-17

Q:
Why wont be .hex files copy across to the microbit folder?
Asked by: Amy Young
A:
Hi Amy, When you download the .hex file it will show in your web browser. You would then need to drag and drop this into the micro:bit folder. What you should see happen then is the small yellow LED next to the reset button should begin to flash, once this stops the code has been loaded onto the micro:bit. Normally when you view the micro:bit folder after the code has been uploaded you can't see the file but it should be stored ready to use.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
26-May-17

Q:
Why does my fan not spin? My code works well but we tried another experiment with the fan and that didn't work either.

Be grateful for any support you have
Asked by: Joseph Moon
A:

Hi Joseph, It is difficult to advise what could be causing the issue, however it is likely that either the terminal block isn’t quiet lined up on the breadboard correctly or the item that is placed onto the motor is to heavy and as such the motor can’t spin. If you send a photo of the circuit and a screenshot of the code to support@kitronik.co.uk we can take a better look and try to help further.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
06-Mar-17

Q:
Any reason for not having connectors for pin 19 and 20 populated on the board.
I just realised there are no pins and was about to use the function presented on the board (i2c).
Asked by: Owen Brotherwood
A:

Hello Owen, The rationale behind the design is this: The micro:bit has 21 connections, however it is not possible to buy a 2 x 21 section of pin header. The 2 x 20 way is however readily available, so the board was designed with the most common connections going to the 20 way break out. As for the two I2C pins, we wanted to include these for more advanced users of the board, but placed them to one side. Anyone that wants to connect to these pins can either permanently solder in to them or add their own pin header.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
11-Jan-17

Q:
I was wondering what exactly needs assembly in this kit/what size screwdrivers are needed?
Asked by: captainwonkish
A:

Hello, the kit would only require a small amount of assembly, the prototype board would need sticking to the plate. The edge connector would need fixing to the plate using the screws and spacers provided. These are the screws that are used, pan-head-m3-machine-screw-pack-of-100

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
22-Aug-16

Q:
is this kit and the microbit suitable for old people ime 67 .
Asked by: richard smith
A:

Hi Richard, There isn’t really an upper age restriction on this product, it would depend on how comfortable you feel dealing with electronics and programming. This product is currently being used in schools mainly in there KS3 years, but can be used for people outside of this bracket.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
19-Jul-16

Q:
Is it possible to download the step-by-step tutorial book as a pdf or word file?
Asked by: Annelie Chabmers
A:

Hi Annelie, Unfortunately it isn’t possible to download the tutorial book as it is part of the kit and not avaible on its own.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
12-Jul-16

Q:
Is the Inventor's Kit tutorial kit available online? I'd like to incorporate sections into my lesson PowerPoint.
Asked by: Victoria Wicking
A:

Hi Victoria, Unfortunately the booklet isn’t online due to it being part of the product, we have however placed 3 out fo the 10 tutorials online for examples of what are in the booklet. experiment-2-using-an-ldr-analog-inputs experiment-4-using-a-transistor-to-drive-a-motor experiment-7-wind-power

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
08-Jul-16

Q:
Page33 of Inventors Tutorial book lists Touch Develop script for 'Mapping a Tilt to a Speed.
Can't find 'tilt' function anywhere on iphone 6S command list. Can you help please.
Asked by: Ron McKenzie
A:

We have recently changed this bit of code in the new version of the booklet. I have passed this on for someone to look at for you and they will contact you with further details.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
16-Jun-16

Q:
how do you get the box with another box in the top right of that on touch develop
Asked by: Harry
A:

Hi Harry, could you just explain a little further what you are trying to do touch develop?

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
14-Jun-16

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