A new regular Blog series.
Featuring quick overviews of the various platforms Elmwood offers.
BBC Micro Bit Wikipedia
Micro Bit v1
A tiny ARM chip with integrated motion sensor, bluetooth, two buttons & LED grid.
Installed user base :
The BBC gave out 1 million units to grade 7 students in 2016, with 90%
reporting it made learning programming easier.
As production ramped up, commercial + educational sales have lead to shortages in the past , so a very popular platform.
Out of the Box :
Basic as long as you have a USB to microUSB cable
and access to a computer with a modern browser like Chrome, good to go!
You'll need a battery pack If you want to use it away from a computer ONCE you have already programmed it.
MicroBit GO : Battery pack, batteries & usb cable included
Elmwood Bundle : Battery pack, batteries, usb cable & case included
You can also pair with Android or iOS instead of a laptop to program the MicroBit, but haven't tested that here.
Suggested Companions Out of the box:
MiPower is a bit more convenient than the JST battery pack
Inventors Kit a very popular starter kit.
KittenBOT is just adorable
Tank body. nuff said.
Intended Use :
Home or Classroom fun and enjoyment learning basics of programming.
Blocks editor in browser
Python in browser
If you want to code without access to the internet, the Mu editor is a great way to program MicroPython devices including the MicroBit.
More of a conveniently packaged chip with controls for learning computing than a barn burning processor.
Good generic platform for quickly prototyping any simple experiment.
Integrated bluetooth and buttons as well as 5 gator clips provide ample
Or hookup a breakout board to access almost everything.
Or get mobile with your own motor board solution.
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