The BBC micro:bit v2 is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Each order contains just the micro:bit v2 board. You can code, customize and control your micro:bit from anywhere! You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of unique creations, from robots to musical instruments and more. At half the size of a credit card, you will be surprised at the amount of hardware each board is equipped with, including 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable tactile buttons, and a touch sensitive logo that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The micro:bit can even detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading. It can also use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 5.0) to interact with other devices and the Internet.
Taking a closer look at the front of the board, we can see the 5×5 LED array that you can use as a light sensor, a tiny screen to draw on, display words, numbers and other information, microphone input & LED indicator, two programmable tactile buttons, and the touch sensitive logo! On the back of the board you will find the brains of the micro:bit, a 64 MHz, ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller with FPU, 512KB Flash, 128KB RAM and a built-in temperature sensor. Additionally, the back of the micro:bit is populated by an accelerometer, compass, MEMS microphone, speaker, and Bluetooth Smart antenna, as well as a microUSB and two-pin JST connector for different power options. Finally, at the bottom of the board you will find 25 gold-tabbed edge pins and five ring connectors (three for digital/analog I/O, two for power and ground) for hooking up external components. The tabs with larger holes can be easily used with alligator clips are now notched for easier connection to prototype added components quickly.
The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for micro:bit Lab Pack includes 10 complete micro:bit Inventor’s Kits, an SIK Refill Pack and 25 AAA-sized batteries to get your students started in the world of electronics. The SIKs inside the Lab Pack have everything you need, including connector breakouts, breadboards and all the cables and accessories to hook up all the projects listed in our online Experiment Guide.
The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for all users, from beginners to engineering students.