micro:bit v2

R299.90  Inc VAT
R339.73


You will find loads of info, lessons, projects and other resources at https://microbit.org/get-started/first-steps/introduction/

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micro:bit V2 is a brand new, super-charged version of the popular pocket-sized codeable computer, brought bang up to date with a microphone, speaker and upgraded processing capabilities.

With over four times the processing power and eight times as much RAM as the original micro:bit this new model opens up a world of new possibilities! We're especially excited about how well MicroPython will run on the new model where previously the limited RAM was a struggle.

Features

  • Upgraded processor (nRF52833)
    • 64MHz Arm Cortex-M4 FPU (over 4 times faster!)
    • 512KB Flash storage on board
    • 128KB RAM
  • MEMS Microphone with LED indicator and on-board speaker
  • 5x5 LED matrix display
  • Touch sensitive logo "button"
  • Accelerometer/compass
  • Light and temperature sensors
  • Sleep/off mode for batteries powered projects (w/ LED indicator)
  • Up to 200mA of current for external accessories
  • Bluetooth 5.0 radio allowing micro:bits to talk to each other
  • Notched edge connector (easier to connect things like crocodile clips and conductive thread)
  • Dimensions: 52mm x 42mm x 11.7mm

It's the same shape and size so should be already familiar to countless teachers and learners, and also compatible with the vast majority of add-on boards and accessories.



How does the BBC micro:bit work?

It's programmed with beginner friendly, drag and drop interface MakeCode with the option to progress into MicroPython later on, opening up even more programming possibilities!

It's packed with inputs, outputs, sensors and radio communication features that can be combined into and endless variety of projects.

  • Inputs and outputs: An important part of any computer system. As a very small computer, the BBC micro:bit has plenty of inputs and outputs to learn about and use.
  • LEDs: An LED, or light-emitting diode is an output device that gives off light. Your BBC micro:bit has a display of 25 LEDs for you to program.
  • Buttons: A very common input device. Your micro:bit has two "clicky" buttons and a touch sensitive button you can program, and a reset button.
  • Radio: A way of sending and receiving messages and BBC micro:bits can use radio waves to communicate with each other.
  • Accelerometer: A motion sensor that measures movement. The accelerometer in your BBC micro:bit detects when you tilt it left to right, backwards and forwards and up and down.
  • Compass: An input sensor that detects magnetic fields. Your BBC micro:bit has an inbuilt compass that can detect the direction in which it is facing.
  • Light sensor: An input device that measures light levels. Your BBC micro:bit uses the LEDs to sense the levels of light and lets you program your micro:bit as a light sensor.
  • Temperature sensor: An input device that measures temperature. Your BBC micro:bit has a temperature sensor inside the processor which can give you an approximation of the air temperature.
  • Pins: On the bottom edge of your BBC micro:bit there are 25 gold strips, called pins. These pins allow you to really get creative. You can create circuits, connect external things like buzzers and motors and make your own fun projects.
  • Sound: Your BBC micro:bit can be programmed to make a wide variety of sounds - from single notes, tones and beats to your own musical compositions.

What's in the box?

1 x micro:bit V2.2 board

You will also need...


Resources

Using the micro:bit V2.2


Sensors

The micro:bit V2.2 has no less than six sensors onboard to create awesome projects:


More Resources

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, a speaker, microphone and many other input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

Visit What is the micro:bit? to find out more or explore all the features in depth through short videos.

You will need a computer, tablet or phone to write and send code to the micro:bit, but once the code is on the micro:bit it works as a standalone device with just the battery pack. Visit getting started for support taking your first steps with the micro:bit.

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation produces free coding tools and teaching resources to support you as you explore the potential of the micro:bit:

  • Choose your perfect programming tool in Let's Code:
    • Run whole class coding sessions easily with micro:bit classroom
    • Teach block-based coding with Microsoft MakeCode or text-based coding with the micro:bit Python Editor
  • Explore our free resources for teachers including:
    • Quick projects for beginners and more advanced users
    • Curriculum-linked lessons and units of work
    • Professional development courses and events like webinars and code-alongs
    • Classroom resources such as student handouts, reward certificates and posters

As well as givings students a hands-on approach to coding, the micro:bit is an engaging classroom tool that gives students confidence to try new things and get creative with technology.

  • Availability: 683 In Stock
  • Model: micro:bit v2 board
  • Brand: micro:bit