micro:bit GO Bundle

  • 32703: micro:bit GO bundle - kit contents
  • 32703: micro:bit GO bundle - micro:bit module
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$17.95
Product ID: 32703
In Stock: 46
1+$17.95
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Overview

The micro:bit has quickly become a favorite tool for early discovery of physical computing by younger students. The micro:bit GO bundle (mb158-US) includes a single micro:bit module, battery pack with batteries, and a USB cable. The micro:bit CLUB is a class pack, with 10 each of micro:bit modules, battery packs with batteries, and USB cables, in bulk packaging. For example, if you need 23 micro:bit sets, get two CLUB bundles and three GO bundles!

Order online here, or schools may submit a purchase order.

We suggest that educators  getting started with the micro:bit in a classroom environment review the free National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) curriculum. The NICERC program is the most comprehensive curriculum available for micro:bit - and it’s totally free and fully supported in Canvas. The table of contents is shown below and we have provided two samples as PDFs (see Downloads below) so you may get a quick look at what they’ve produced.

01    Hello World and Scrolling Text    
02    Programming with Displays    
03    Variables and DIY Images    
04    Animation    
05    Buttons and Conditionals
06    Compass and Comparisons    
07    Binary and Visual Counter
08    Tug-o-War    
09    Communications
10    Student Response System    
11    Passwords and Security    
12    Voltage Measurement
13    Temperature Sensor

Self-guided, individual learners should also review the MicroPython tutorials designed for the Mu editor (Windows, OSX and Linux) as published by MicroPython.
 
The micro:bit hardware is a single board computer with enough capability to be used for games and applications. The 5x5 LED matrix, buttons, accelerometer, magnetometer, and Bluetooth radio provide enough sensors and communication devices for a number of projects. The I/O pins, power and ground are accessible with alligator clips (so you can turn a banana into a pushbutton, for example).  Its 20-pin edge connector fits with the Parallax cyber:bot board for robotics - coming soon!

Micro:bit modules can be programmed in the MicroPython (text-based coding), the Microsoft Block Editor (drag-and-drop language), and JavaScript. The micro:bit MicroPython tutorials and Mu editor are an effective combination for learning to code.

Details

micro:bit GO bundle contents (mb158-US)

  • (1) - BBC micro:bit Board
  • (1) - 2-cell AAA battery holder
  • (2) - AAA alkaline batteries
  • (1) - USB A to microB cable, 15 cm (6 in)
  • (1) - printed start-up guide

micro:bit features and specifications

  • 32bit ARM cortex-M0 CPU microprocessor
  • Two programmable buttons
  • On-board motion detector - 3-axis digital accelerometer
  • 20 pin edge connector
  • Micro-USB controller (controlled by a separate processor, presents to computer as a memory stick)
  • Five ring I/O including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O
  • System LED x 1 yellow, system push button switch x 1, system push button switch x 1
  • Five ring I/O including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O
  • PCB dimensions: 4.1 x 5.2 cm

Downloads & Documentation

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NICERC Communications Curriculum Example - 299.81 KB | updated: 29 Nov 2018 - 3:24 pm
NICERC Programming with Displays Curriculum Example - 219.12 KB | updated: 29 Nov 2018 - 3:22 pm

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