PRODUCT DESCRIPTION / SPECIFICATIONS
The BBC Micro Bit is an open-source hardware ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education. The BBC micro bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.
BBC Micro Bit Board was designed to encourage children to get actively involved in writing software for computers and building new things, rather than being consumers of media. It has been designed to work alongside other systems, such as the Raspberry Pi.
A 5×5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smartphone
The on-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall and use it to control motion activated games
A built-in compass, a 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you’re facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets
Bluetooth Smart Technology. Connect the micro: bit to another micro bit, devices, phones, tablets, cameras and other everyday objects
Five Ring Input and Output (I/O) including power (PWR), ground (GND) and 3 x I/O. The Micro bit can read values from sensors and control things like motors or robots
20 pin edge connector: This allows the micro: bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector
Micro-USB controller: This is controlled by a separate processor and presents the Micro bit to a computer as a memory stick
1 x BBC Micro Bit Board