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This product is a special kit developed in partnership between CodeFWD by Facebook and SparkFun. It contains 10 micro:bit Go Bundles and an adjustable storage case.
The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. You can code, customize and control your micro:bit from anywhere! 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, this board is equipped with a surprising amount of hardware, 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.
This micro:bit Go Bundle provides you with everything you need to get hooked up and powered. This kit includes the micro:bit, a short USB cable, a AAA battery holder and AAA batteries. Also inside the Go Bundle you will find a Quick Start Guide with four unique ideas to get you started with micro:bit! The Go Bundle is a quick and economical way to get started with the micro:bit.
Based on 2 ratings:
This Micro:Bit kit is awesome! The MIcro:Bits are small so they are the perfect size for physical computing projects. I got started with them over the weekend and by Monday morning I was ready to start a project with my high school students in Python. They will be coding LEDs for Christmas decorations. The tiny Micro:Bit and battery pack fit perfectly on the back of the decoration without being seen from the front.
My elementary school kids will be using the Micro:Bits in the future. With MakeCode and Scratch programming for the younger kids, and Python for the high school students, Micro:Bits fit a wide variety of coding needs. I couldn't be happier!
I have only just begun utilizing the micro:bit boards that comprise this kit, but already I can see the great potential from bringing coding into the physical world and igniting students' curiosity and drive to solve problems. These little boards contain a great variety of sensors and the LED light grid is a terrific way for students to learn how to control a display and provides a way for students to visually see their code running on the board. I highly recommend this well-thought-out tool for bringing coding to life in the physical world.