The BBC micro:bit v2 is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. The Go Bundle version 2 provides you with everything you need to get hooked up and powered.
Designed specifically for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website (www.microbit.org) that can be accessed from a PC, tablet, or mobile.
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 buttons 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) to interact with other devices and the Internet.
New features in version 2:
- A Nordic nRF52833 processor, more RAM and Flash
- A MEMS microphone
- A speaker, provide audio feedback, play tones
- Capacitive touch sensor, the logo now acts as a button
- Power saving mode
On the front of the board, there is a 5x5 LED array that you can use as a light sensor, a tiny screen to draw on, display words, numbers and other information, and the two programmable buttons! At the bottom of the board there are 20 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 to prototype added components quickly.
- micro:bit V2
- Short USB cable
- AAA battery holder
- (2) AAA batteries