micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass, LED display, and Bluetooth technology built in.
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The MonkMakes Relay for micro:bit is a solid-state (no moving parts) relay that allows an output of a micro:bit to turn things on and off.
R149.90  Inc VAT
The MonkMakes Sensor Board for micro:bit allows you to sense sound level, temperature and light level.
R149.90  Inc VAT
This motor driver board for the micro:bit allows two motors to be driven with forward, reverse, and stop control, and allows access to the other pins.
R279.90  Inc VAT
The MonkMakes Speaker for micro:bit is a neat little amplified speaker that connects to your micro:bit using alligator clips.
R159.90  Inc VAT
This pre-built Edge Connector Breakout Board for the micro:bit gives access to all the important pins on the bottom edge of the micro:bit.
R119.90  Inc VAT
pin:bit breaks out all of the useful pins from your micro:bit into breadboard format while providing handy-dandy labels to make your builds go smoothly.
R129.90  Inc VAT
R179.90  Inc VAT
R269.90  Inc VAT
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R149.90  Inc VAT
Set with 10 cables 42cm 5 colours with booted crocodile clips (croc jumpers set 10)

This bundle contains ten leads with crocodile clips at each end
Two of each of five colour cords: black, green, red, white and yellow
The PVC sleeves on the crocodile clips match the colour of the cables

 

This bundle is ideal for use with your micro:bit

R54.90  Inc VAT
Relay for micro:bit (micro:bit Relay board)

The MonkMakes Relay for micro:bit is a solid-state (no moving parts) relay that allows an output of a micro:bit to turn things on and off.

A micro:bit can turn an LED on and off directly, but anything more powerful requires something like a relay or a transistor. Using a transistor to switch something on and off requires a shared ground connection with the micro:bit and a knowledge electronics that you or your students may not be ready for. The MonkMakes Relay for micro:bit is much easier to use, acting like a simple micro:bit controlled switch.

This relay can be used to switch low voltage devices such as light bulbs, a motor, a small heating element or even a string of 12V LED lighting. The voltage needs to be kept under 16V, but the relay will automatically protect itself against too much current.

FEATURES

  • Solid-sate relay (up to 2 Amps)
  • Active LED indicator
  • Resettable ‘polyfuse’ to protect against over-current

Getting Started

Connecting your micro:bit

The Relay requires just two connections to the micro:bit. One to GND (ground) and one to whatever pin is to be used to control the relay’s switching action.

When attaching the alligator clips to the micro:bit, make sure that the clips are perpendicular to the board so that they are not touching any of the neighbouring connectors on the micro:Bit edge connector.

Here’s an example of how you could wire up a MonkMakes Relay for micro:bit to turn an old fashioned light bulb on and off.

HEX File

The quickest way to try out your relay is to DOWNLOAD THIS HEX FILE >and then copy it onto your micro:bit. The program will turn the relay on and off once a second.

JavaScript Blocks Editor

Set the controlling pin to 1 and the relay contacts will close, set it to 0 and the contacts will open again. Its as simple as that. So, to make your relay turn on and off once a second, open the Blocks Editor, add a forever block and then the digital write blocks from the pins category and the pauses from the basic category.

MicroPython

Paste the following code into the Python window and then Download the file and copy it onto your your micro:bit.

from microbit import *

while True:
    pin0.write_digital(True)
    sleep(500)
    pin0.write_digital(False)
    sleep(500)



Analog Outputs

The latest MonkMakes Relay for micro:bit can do more than just switch things on and off. It can also be used with micro:bit analog outputs. Look closely at your Relay for micro:bit and is it has the version number v1ev (under the word ‘Board’) then it can be used with the ‘analog write’ block in the blocks editor or the ‘write_analog’ function in MicroPython. If your board has the version number v1e then it is not suitable for use with analog outputs – sorry you were unlucky to get one of the small batch of first boards to be sold.

The output of the Relay for micro:bit is not linear at low PWM and high PWM values as the following chart illustrates.

The y-axis shows the current in mA for a test load resistor supplied from a constant voltage source. The x-axis is the analog write value (0 to 1023). As you can see, there is a dead zone up to a analog output value of about 100, followed by a relatively good linear region right up to about 1000, after which the output effectively becomes ‘on’.

The tests were carried out at the default PWM frequency of 50Hz for the micro:bit. Lower frequency PWM is expected to produce more linear results.

The MonkMakes Relay for micro:bit is a solid-state (no moving parts) relay that allows an output of a micro:bit to turn things on and off.
R149.90  Inc VAT
Sensor for micro:bit (micro:bit sensor board)

The MonkMakes Sensor Board for micro:bit allows you to sense sound level, temperature and light level.

Features

  • 3V and GND connections can be made from either side and allow you to power a second board such as the MonkMakes Relay Board or MonkMakes Speaker.
  • LED ‘power on’ indicator
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • All three sensors are analog and can be connected to pins P0, P1 and P2 using alligator clips.

Getting Started

Connecting to your micro:bit

You only have to wire up the sensors that you are actually using, but you could wire all the sensors up as shown below. The code examples below assume that pin 0 is used for sound, pin 1 for temperature and pin 2 for light. You can use any pin for any of the sensors, but remember to modify the code to match the pin you are using.

Sound

The Sensor for micro:bit uses a MEMs (microphone on a chip) and a pre-amplifier. The output of the sound sensor is connected to an analog input where it can be sampled. The sound signal varies about the 1.5V level. So, silence will produce an analog output of around 1.5V. When there is sound the analog readings will oscillate above and below the 1.5V level like this:

This is why 511 is subtracted from the readings in the code examples below.

JavaScript Blocks Editor

Here is an example of using the Sensor Board to display a bargraph to indicate the sound level. Click on the image below to try it out. Making a noise into the microphone will make the LEDs dance.

MicroPython

from microbit import *

def bargraph(a):
display.clear()
for y in range(0, 5):
if a > y:
for x in range(0, 5):
display.set_pixel(x, 4-y, 9)

while True:
sound_level = (pin0.read_analog() - 511) / 100
bargraph(sound_level)

Temperature

The Sensor for micro:bit uses a thermistor to measure temperature. The temperature output from the board is a voltage that indicates the temperature. This is then measured using an analog input on the micro:bit.

The calculations for converting this voltage reading to an actual temperature are quite complicated and so the code examples here will only give a rough idea of temperature.

If you want your temperatures in Fahrenheit, then multiply the temperature in degrees C by 9, divide the result by 5 and then add 32.

JAVASCRIPT BLOCKS EDITOR

This is an example of using the Sensor Board to display the temperature, try putting your finger on the temperature sensor to warm it up. You can run the example below by clicking on it.

MicroPython

from microbit import *

while True:
reading = pin1.read_analog()
temp_c = int(reading / 13.33 - 14)
display.scroll(str(temp_c))
sleep(500)

Light

The light sensor uses a phototransistor to measure the light level and produces an output voltage that increases as the light level increases. Here is a guide to the kind of light level you might get from the sensor under different conditions (0 to 1023).

  • Dark 0 to 3
  • Dimly lit room 6 to 10
  • Indoors directly under a light 10 to 50
  • Outdoors (dull day) 100 to 200
  • Outdoors (sunny day) 800 to 900

Even though the maximum analog read value is 1023, the maximum reading from this sensor is around 900.

JAVASCRIPT BLOCKS EDITOR

Here is an example of using the Sensor Board to display a bargraph to indicate the light level. Click on the image below to try it out. Put your finger over the light sensor to make it dark or shine a flash-light onto it to make more LEDs light up.

MicroPython

from microbit import *

def bargraph(a):
display.clear()
for y in range(0, 5):
if a > y:
for x in range(0, 5):
display.set_pixel(x, 4-y, 9)

while True:
light_level = pin2.read_analog() / 10
bargraph(light_level)


The MonkMakes Sensor Board for micro:bit allows you to sense sound level, temperature and light level.
R149.90  Inc VAT
Kitronik Motor Driver Board v2 for the micro:bit (micro:bit motor driver)

This motor driver board for the micro:bit allows two motors to be driven with forward, reverse, and stop control, and allows access to the other pins.

This board provides a simple way to add motor driving capability to a micro:bit. It allows two motors to be driven with full forward, reverse & stop control. It has terminal blocks to connect four input devices and a regulated 3V supply is fed in to the 80 way connector to power the inserted micro:bit.

In this new version, the pins from the micro:bit are now broken out to pads on the end of the motor driver board. These pads can either be soldered onto directly, or they are the correct spacing for our PCB pin headers (see image below for a close up of the new pads).

It is ideal for designs such as buggies (see below).

It includes an integrated edge connector slot for your micro:bit to easily slot into. It also features external connections to the buttons A and B inputs. This allows additional switches to be connected to the motor driver board and the state of these can then be read by the micro:bit.

Get up to speed quickly. Example Microsoft TouchDevelop code and example connections in the datasheet (below).

Features:

  • Drive 2 motors with full forward, reverse, and stop control
  • Terminal blocks for easy connection of motors and inputs
  • 4 inputs (2 analogue inputs and 2 provide external connections to buttons A and B as inputs)
  • Includes edge connector for the micro:bit to slot into
  • Provide regulated power to the micro:bit
  • Access the other micro:bit pins easily and conveniently

Contents:

  • 1 x edge connector motor driver board for the micro:bit

Dimensions:

  • Length: 67mm
  • Width: 61mm
  • Height: 18mm
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/muC6vrhNM-s

Resources:



This motor driver board for the micro:bit allows two motors to be driven with forward, reverse, and stop control, and allows access to the other pins.
R279.90  Inc VAT
Speaker for micro:bit (micro:bit speaker)

The MonkMakes Speaker for micro:bit is a neat little amplified speaker that connects to your micro:bit using alligator clips.

Features

  • Amplified output
  • LED ‘power on’ indicator
  • Reverse polarity protection

Getting Started

Connecting to your micro:bit

Connect the Speaker to the micro:bit as shown below. When attaching the alligator clips to the micro:bit, make sure that the clips are perpendicular to the board so that they are not touching any of the neighbouring connectors on the micro:Bit edge connector.

HEX File

The quickest way to try out your speaker is to DOWNLOAD THIS HEX FILE and then copy it onto your micro:bit. Press Button A to hear a tune being played.

JavaScript Blocks Editor

Visit the Blocks Editor in your browser and then from the input section add an on button A pressed block then from the music section add a start melody block and select the tune you want to play (in this case, entertainer).

Click Download and then copy the file onto your micro:bit.

You can also make a simple musical instrument, using this tutorial: https://makecode.microbit.org/projects/hack-your-headphones/code

MicroPython

Paste the following code into the Python window and then Download the file and copy it onto your your micro:bit

from microbit import *
import music

while True:
    if button_a.was_pressed():
        music.play(music.ENTERTAINER)

When you press button A you will hear the tune “The Entertainer” play through the speaker.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/mu4klw-N8sw

The MonkMakes Speaker for micro:bit is a neat little amplified speaker that connects to your micro:bit using alligator clips.
R159.90  Inc VAT
Kitronik Edge Connector Breakout Board for micro:bit (Edge connector micro:bit)

This pre-built Edge Connector Breakout Board for the micro:bit gives access to all the important pins on the bottom edge of the micro:bit.

Looking to do more with your micro:bit? Unlock its potential with this pre-built version of our Edge Connector Breakout Board! This breakout board has been designed to offer an easy way to connect additional circuits and hardware to the pins on the edge of the micro:bit. It provides access to all of the micro:bit processor pins allowing a lot of extra functionality to be added. The datasheet (below) includes a helpful diagram explaining the function of every pin on the micro:bit.

This Edge Connector Breakout Board for the micro:bit gives access to all of the important pins on the bottom edge of the micro:bit. 21 pins are broken out in total; providing additional I/O lines, direct access to buttons A and B, the LED matrix outputs and the I2C bus. Please refer to the datasheet below for more details.

The micro:bit pins are broken out to a row of pin headers. These provide an easy way of connecting circuits using jumper wires. The SCL and SDA pins are separated at the edge of the board (solder pads) providing easy identification. The PCB includes a prototyping area with 3V, 0V and unconnected rows that can be soldered to. This allows the easy connection of switches, sensors and any pull-up or pull-down resistors etc. as required.

To use the breakout board the micro:bit should be inserted firmly into the connector as shown below:

Note:

  • This product is supplied with straight double row PCB pin headers already soldered to the breakout board

Features:

  • Features a dedicated pin strip for quick and easy prototyping
  • Breaks out 21 pins from the edge of the micro:bit
  • Dedicated prototyping area with 3V and 0V rows
  • Labelled pins and clear, straightforward documentation

Contents:

  • 1 x Edge Connector Breakout Board for the micro:bit, pre-built

Dimensions:

  • Length: 60mm
  • Width: 40mm
  • Height: 11.8mm

Video available at https://youtu.be/bzm4zepbGAc

Requires:

Resources:

This pre-built Edge Connector Breakout Board for the micro:bit gives access to all the important pins on the bottom edge of the micro:bit.
R119.90  Inc VAT
pin:bit for micro:bit (pin:bit )

pin:bit breaks out all of the useful pins from your micro:bit into breadboard format while providing handy-dandy labels to make your builds go smoothly.

It's ideal for building small circuits on a breadboard, and for exploring what different types of components like LEDs, buttons, and analog sensors do and how they work.

Just slot in your micro:bit and then hook up to its pins with a breadboard or by connecting jumpers directly. We've broken out every spare pin on the micro:bit that isn't shared with the LED matrix, so your projects won't interfere with the built-in functionality.

Features

  • Comes fully-assembled and ready to use
  • Pins exposed:
    • 3V and GND
    • Analog channels 0, 1, and 2 (these are the large pads on your micro:bit)
    • I2C bus interface
    • SPI bus interface
    • GPIO pins 0, 1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, and 20
  • Plugs straight into your breadboard (not included)
  • Compatible with micro:bit (not included)
  • No soldering required!
pin:bit breaks out all of the useful pins from your micro:bit into breadboard format while providing handy-dandy labels to make your builds go smoothly.
R129.90  Inc VAT
WS AlphaBot2 robot building kit for BBC micro:bit V2 (no micro:bit included) (Alphabot 2 micro:bit)

Please note: Micro:bit is not included

Overview

This AlphaBot2 robot kit is designed to use with the BBC micro:bit (not included). It features rich common robot functions including line tracking, obstacle avoiding, ultrasonic ranging, Bluetooth/2.4G remote control, etc.

Thanks to the highly integrated modular design, it is fairly easy to assemble by a snap, no soldering, no wiring. After a few minutes spent on hardware assembing, you're almost there, our open source demo codes is ready to help you get started fast.

AlphaBot2 Features

AlphaBot2 employs a 2-layer structure to provide excellent stability and compatibility.

AlphaBot2-Base, the lower base chassis:

  • 5-ch infrared sensor, analog output, combined with PID algorithm, stable line tracking
  • Onboard modules like line tracking, obstacle avoiding, needs no messy wiring
  • TB6612FNG dual H-bridge motor driver, compared with L298P, it's more efficient, more compact, and less heating
  • N20 micro gear motor, with metal gears, low noise, high accuracy
  • Onboard RGB LEDs, true color lighting, pretty cool

AlphaBot2 for micro:bit, the upper adapter board for controller:

  • micro:bit dedicated connector, for easily connecting with the micro:bit
  • MP1584 voltage regulator, provides stable 5V output
  • RT9193-33 voltage regulator, provides stable 3.3V voltage to the micro:bit
  • TLC1543 AD acquisition chip, allows the micro:bit to use analog sensors
  • PCA9685 PWM control chip, I/O expander
  • Onboard buzzer to play music

What's on the AlphaBot2-Base


  1. AlphaBot2 control interface: for connecting sorts of controller adapter board
  2. Ultrasonic module interface
  3. Obstacle avoiding indicators
  4. Omni-direction wheel
  5. ST188: reflective infrared photoelectric sensor, for obstacle avoiding
  6. ITR20001/T: reflective infrared photoelectric sensor, for line tracking
  7. Potentiometer for adjusting obstacle avoiding range
  8. TB6612FNG dual H-bridge motor driver
  9. LM393 voltage comparator
  10. N20 micro gear motor reduction rate 1:30, 6V/600RPM
  11. Rubber wheels diameter 42mm, width 19mm
  12. Power switch
  13. Battery holder: supports 14500 batteries
  14. WS2812B: true color RGB LEDs
  15. Power indicator

What's on the AlphaBot2 for micro:bit (Adapter Board)


  1. micro:bit connector
  2. AlphaBot2-Base header: for connecting with the base board
  3. RT9193-33: 3.3V voltage regulator, stable power supply for the micro:bit
  4. PCA9685: PWM control chip, I/O expander, I2C interface
  5. TLC1543: 10-bit AD acquisition chip, allows the micro:bit to use analog line tracking sensor
  6. Buzzer
  7. MP1584 5V voltage regulator

Dimensions

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/AlphaBot2_for_micro:bit

This Kit Includes:

Note: this product requires two 14500 batteries to work, which are NOT included and should be purchased separately.

Note: the controller micro:bit is NOT included.

AlphaBot2 for micro:bit Acce Pack

  1. AlphaBot2 for micro:bit (adapter board) x1
  2. AlphaBot2-Base (base chassis) x1
  3. Ultrasonic sensor x1
  4. FC-20P cable 8cm x1
  5. USB type A plug to micro B plug cable x1
  6. AlphaBot2 for micro:bit screws x1
  7. Screwdriver x1



R949.90  Inc VAT
Servo for micro:bit (servo for micro:bit)

The MonkMakes Servo for micro:bit board provides a really easy way to attach up to three servomotors to a BBC micro:bit. The board requires a power supply or battery pack to provide 5 or 6V to the servomotors. It includes a voltage regulator that will supply 3V back to the micro:bit, so that you don’t have to power it separately.

Features

  • Header pins for three servo motors
  • Up to 2A total can be supplied to the servo motors
  • Regulated 3V output to power your micro:bit
  • Polarity protection for the servomotors
  • Electrolytic reservoir capacitor for the servomotors
  • 1kΩ series resistors to the control signals to prevent accidental sort-circuits of the micro:bit’s output pins.
  • Orange LED to indicate that the Servo for micro:bit board has power.

Connections

The picture below shows a typical setup using the Servo for micro:bit board.

The following connections have been made:

  • 3 x servomotors plugged into header pins. These need to be the right way around, with the control signal (yellow or orange wire) to the left (pins marked c).
  • Alligator clip lead from GND on the micro:bit to GND on the Servo for micro:bit board.
  • Optional alligator clip lead from 3V on the micro:bit to 3V on the Servo for micro:bit board. You only need this if you want to power the micro:bit from the same battery pack as the servomotors. If you want to power the micro:bit over USB or the JST battery connector then you do not need this connection.
  • Alligator clip leads between P0, P1, P2 on the micro:bit to the Servo for micro:bit board. These need to match up with the servomotors you are using, so if you only need the board for one servomotor, then just connect P0 on the micro:bit to P0 on the Servo for micro:bit and make sure that there is a servomotor attached to the header pins marked 0.
  • Power to the screw terminal on the Servo for micro:bit. Typically this will be a 4xAA battery pack or other power supply. Make sure that the positive lead goes to the screw terminal marked with a +

Test Software

To check that everything is working, this Blocks code project will get you started. Flash it onto your Servo for micro:bit and the servo arms should all start waggling in a random manner. You can see a video of this in action here.



The servo write pin block allows you to set the angle of the servomotor’s arm between 0 and 180 degrees. Note that servomotors, will not usually travel a full 180 degrees so you may find the actual range is more like 10 to 170 degrees.




R179.90  Inc VAT
automation:bit (automation:bit)

automation:bit

Control and monitor your world with automation:bit! It's tolerant of up to 24V, with analog and digital inputs, outputs, and a relay, so it's ideal for automating low-voltage systems in your home.

Just slot in your micro:bit, then code automation:bit with the block-based Microsoft MakeCode editor. Hook up buttons to the inputs, use the built-in buttons on micro:bit, or the light-sensing capability of the LED matrix to control devices connected to automation:bit. Or why not use a second micro:bit's radio function as a remote control?

WARNING! automation:bit should not be used with voltages greater than 24V and especially not with mains voltages!


Features

  • Comes fully-assembled and ready to use
  • 1 x 24V @ 2A relay (NC and NO terminals)
  • 3 x ADC channels (0-24V range)
  • 3 x 24V tolerant buffered inputs
  • 3 x 24V tolerant sinking outputs
  • 3.5mm screw terminals
  • Compatible with micro:bit
  • Microsoft MakeCode support
  • No soldering required!

Software 

You can code automation:bit with the block-based Microsoft MakeCode editor, that'll get you started with using all of automation:bit's functionality.

To add the automation:bit library in MakeCode, click on the cog at the top right hand corner, then "Add Package", then enter the URL "https://github.com/pimoroni/pxt-automationbit". You can find full instructions at the GitHub repository for the library.


R269.90  Inc VAT
1.8inch colourful display module for micro:bit 160x128 (micro:bit display)

Please note: Micro:bit and USB cable not included

Overview

This is a colorful display module designed for the BBC micro:bit, 1.8inch diagonal, 160x128 pixels, capable of displaying 65K colors.

Tired of the 5x5 LED matrix? Time to get a tiny monitor for your micro:bit, this one would be the ideal choice.

Features

  • micro:bit edge connector, directly pluggable
  • Embedded driver ST7735S, supports 65K colors
  • Onboard SRAM 23LC1024, used as display cache, no more out of memory
  • SPI interface, takes up only a few IO pins
  • Backlight adjustment via PWM
  • Reserved solder pads for control interface, make it easy to connect with Arduino/Nucleo boards
  • Comes with development resources (micro:bit graphical demo/user manual, etc.)

Specifications

  • Driver: ST7735S
  • Resolution: 160x128
  • Display color: RGB, 65K colors
  • Operating voltage: 3.3V
  • Dimension: 61mm x 51.5mm

Pinouts

PINmicro:bit PINDESCRIPTION
3V33V3Power
GNDGNDGround
MISOP14SPI data master input/slave output
MOSIP15SPI data master output/slave input
SCKP13SPI clock input
LCD_CSP16LCD chip selection
RAM_CSP2SRAM chip selection
DCP12LCD data/command
RSTP8LCD reset
BLP1LCD backlight

Dimensions

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/1.8inch_LCD_for_micro:bit



R189.90  Inc VAT
Mini Piano Module for micro:bit Touch Keys to Play Music (micro:bit piano)

Overview

Isn't it coooool to play your favorite song using the BBC micro:bit? Just plug it into this little piano, and enjoy.

Features

  • micro:bit edge connector, directly pluggable
  • Buzzer to play music
  • Onboard capacitive touch controller, 13x touch keys through I2C interface
  • 4x RGB LEDs, controlled by only one signal pin
  • Breakout module control pins, micro:bit SPI pins, and some of the GPIO pins, easy expansion
  • Comes with development resources (micro:bit graphical demo/python code/user manual, etc.)

Specifications

  • Touch controller: TTP229
  • LED: WS2812B
  • LED color depth: 16777216 colors
  • Dimension: 85mm x 56mm
  • Operating voltage: 3.3V

Pinouts

SYMBOLDESCRIPTION
VCCPower (3.3V input)
GNDGround
P0Buzzer control pin, related to mcro:bit P0
P1LED control pin, related to mcro:bit P1
SCLTouch keys control pin, I2C clock
SDATouch keys control pin, I2C data

Dimensions

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/Piano_for_micro_bit

R159.90  Inc VAT
Micro:Bit to Raspberry Pi Adaptor (Vertical) (micro:bit to pi adaptor vertical)

Micro:Bit to Raspberry Pi Adaptor (Vertical).

The Micro:Bit PiDock enables the integration of a Micro:Bit with a Raspberry Pi. Plug your Raspberry Pi into the GPIO, and your Micro:Bit into the adaptor and you can then interface between the two boards!

This board has a vertical socket for the Micro:Bit


R229.89  Inc VAT
R299.90
Battery Holder for BBC micro:bit 2 x AAA (micro:bit battery box)
Dual AAA battery holder for micro:bit
R34.90  Inc VAT
Robotbit - robotics expansion board for micro:bit (Robotbit)

Robotbit is a robotic expansion board specially designed for micro:bit by the KittenBot team.

It has a powerful ability to drive DC motors, stepper motors, and servos. It also comes with an onboard buzzer, four RGB pixels and releases all valid IO from micro:bit, with support for the most common electronics module in the market.

It comes with an 18650 battery holder, integrated lithium battery boost, charging and protection chip. Support for external power input. Mechanical support for a robotic chassis and LEGO technical slots.

For more details and tutorials please click here

micro:bit, 18650 battery and Kitty case not included, but we have them all on the store!

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE

  • Kittenblock (based on Scratch3.0)
  • Makecode and python(Mu editor in microbit mode)

HARDWARE INTERFACE



  1. 5V external power input(with anti-reverse protection)
  2. Power switch
  3. Power Indicator
  4. Battery Indicator
  5. Micro USB charging port
  6. 4-channel DC motor / 2-channel stepper motor
  7. Jumper for buzzer selection
  8. 8 channel IO(corresponding to Micro:bit P0-P2、P8、P12-P15)
  9. 5V and GND port
  10. Buzzer
  11. 8 channel servo port
  12. I2C interface (expandable I2C module)
  13. 18650 battery case
  14. Battery protection recovery push button
  15. Micro:bit edge connector
  16. 4x RGB pixel
  17. Servo driver (PCA9685)
  18. 2xDc/Stepper driver (DRV8833)
  19. KittenBot robot chassis mounting hole
  20. Standard LEGO hole

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 78mm x 57mm x 23mm
  • PCB Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Small mechanical hole: 3.0mm
  • Big mechanical hole: 4.8mm
  • Net weight (without packaging): 37.5g
  • 18650 battery voltage: 3.7V
  • USB input voltage: 5V
  • VM pin max output: 1A (with onboard battery)
  • External Voltage Input (the green terminal): 5V (only supports 5V input, do not connect over 5V, maximum current supports 3A)
R399.90  Inc VAT
Connector for micro:bit (Connector for micro:bit)
Connector for micro:bit


Description:

The MonkMakes Connector for micro:bit makes it super-easy to connect I2C, SPI and other devices to your micro:bit without losing the main connector rings.

Unlike other connectors that are designed to break-out all the micro:bit pins, this connector just breaks out the useful ones that are not in use by the micro:bit for other purposes.

And most importantly, you don't lose access to the micro:bit's normal connector rings.


Specifications:



What's in the box ?

1 x Connector for micro:bit (micro:bit not included)

















R119.90  Inc VAT
Slider for micro:bit (Slider for micro:bit)
Slider for micro:bit


Description:

The MonkMakes Slider for micro:bit allows you to interact with your micro:bit by sliding a control left and right.

The board uses a 10kΩ linear variable resistor (pot) to output a voltage between 0 and 3V that can be measured in your micro:bit programs using one of the micro:bit connections as an analog input.

The kit includes the Slider for micro:bit itself plus a set of 5 alligator clip leads. 


Specifications:




What's in the box ?

1 x 3v Slider 
5 x Alligator clip leads 

(* micro:bit not included) 


Resources :


 - Instructions (PDF)
 - Data Sheet (PDF)
 - Lesson Plans (Google file share)












(* micro:bit and not included) 

R169.90  Inc VAT
RGB for micro:bit (RGB for micro:bit)
RGB LED for micro:bit

Description:

The MonkMakes RGB LED for micro:bit can be used to make any Colour by controlling the red green and blue levels. Handily mounted on a PCB it connects to the micro:bit using alligator clips.

Connect it up with alligator clips and then use the three outputs of your micro:bit to control the red, green and blue channels to mix up any color of light you want.

Features:

• Easy to connect
• Powered directly from micro:bit pins
• Useful for teaching color mixing.

Specifications:

Each LED channel has a 1kΩ series resistor to limit the current.





What's in the box ?

1 x RGB LED For micro:bit 











(*micro:bit not included )






R59.90  Inc VAT
7-Segment for micro:bit (7-Segment for micro:bit )
Description:

The 7-segment for micro:bit is a four digit 7-segment display for micro:bit. You can use it to display numbers, but it can also display letters and other characters, albeit with the limits imposed by the 7 segments of each digit.

Powered directly from micro:bit pins it can be used to send messages to the display using the micro:bit’s Serial blocks.

Please note that this version of the 7-Segment for micro:bit uses a red LED display rather than the green display of earlier versions.

Specifications:

The 7-segment for micro:bit is a four digit 7-segment display for micro:bit.
You can use it to display numbers, but it can also display letters and other characters, albeit with the limits imposed by the 7 segments of each digit.

• Low power high brightness LEDs
• Serial interface using a single micro:bit pin
• ATTiny816 preloaded firmware







What's in the box ?

1 x 7-Segment for micro:bit



Resources:
Instructions (PDF)
Datasheet (PDF)








(* Micro:bit, Sensor board and jumpers NOT included*)


















 
R259.90  Inc VAT
Power for micro:bit (Power for micro:bit)
Description:

The MonkMakes Power for micro:bit opens up lots of ways of powering your micro:bit.

The board has a standard DC barrel jack that accepts between 4.5 and 12V and provides a regulated 3V output to the micro:bit via its JST battery connector.

Specifications:



What's in the box ?

1 x power for micro bit board (*Batteries and micro:bit not included)



Resources:

Instructions (PDF)
Datasheet (PDF)










R149.90  Inc VAT
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