BBC Micro Bit

The Micro Bit (also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylized as micro:bit) is an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. It was first announced on the launch of BBC's Make It Digital campaign on 12 March 2015 with the intent of delivering 1 million devices to pupils in the UK. The final device design and features were unveiled on 6 July 2015 whereas actual delivery of devices, after some delay, began in February 2016. The device is described as half the size of a credit card and has an ARM Cortex-M0 processor, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons, and can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that form part of a larger 25-pin edge connector.

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Run BASIC on a BBC micro:bit

“It was recently BASIC’s 57th birthday, the programming language many of us first used to do any computer programming on computers from the 1970s and 1980s like the Commodore PET, Sinclair ZX Spectrum or Apple 2. Worth remembering too …

Project  Art Glove

Art Glove

“The Art Glove is a wearable glove that contains different types of sensors to control art graphics through a Micro:bit and p5.js The fingers utilize bend sensors that control r,g,b values, and the accelerometer in the …

Microbit Capacitance Meter

“What is a capacitor? A device that stores electrical charge which in its basic form consists of two conducting plates separated by a dielectric. In addition to the basic parallel plate several other forms of construction exist an example being …

An Electrician’s Wingman

“Augmenting electrical safety through Ada Coverstory ELECTROCUTION Worker dies after being electrocuted (a worker, 20, died after reportedly being electrocuted by a cable from a park lamp, where the victim was welding a gate - he was taken to a Hospital …

Digital Measuring Roller Using Microbit & Tinkercad

“Are you bored of the old clunky measuring tape with which you can’t even measure the circumference of any cylindrical object nor it converts the units and also it has a restricted length which can be measured with it …

Mouse the Self-driving Robot

“Mouse is a simple maze solving robot to teach students and young engineers about robotics and the use of a micro-controllers. The robot uses a Micro:bit connected to a Kitronic motor diver board and an ultra-sonic sensor to find …

Binary Calculator With Micro:bit

“We used a micro:bit with a Crazy Circuits Bit Board and some LEGO pieces to build a Binary Calculator with a 4 bit register. It’s a great way to learn how binary works and how to calculate a …

Microbit Talking Robot

“As we know, Tinkercad introduces a new feature in the Tinkercad circuit, which is Microbit. We can make a virtual prototype in making things related to Microbit, and even can do a simulation. We can save lots of money to …

BigBit Binary Clock Display

“In a previous Instructable (Microbit Binary Clock), the project was ideal as a portable desktop appliance as the display was quite small. It therefore seemed appropriate that the next version should be a mantel or wall mounted version but much …

Using Two (x2) Micro:bits to Control an RC Car

“If you have two (x2) micro:bits, have you thought of using them for remotely controlling an RC car? You can control an RC car by using one micro:bit as the transmitter and another one as the receiver. When …