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SparkFun micro:arcade kit for micro:bit v2.0

We love games! We love writing games, building games and, yes, even building game consoles. That's where the SparkFun micro:arcade kit V2.0 for the micro:bit comes in! The kit includes our controller:bit carrier board, which gives you access to a number of pins in the form of buttons laid out in a similar form factor to the classic original Nintendo controller. With the micro:arcade kit V2.0 you will be able to turn a classic controller into an arcade cabinet by connecting just a few buttons and switches.

Inside each micro:arcade kit you will find all the components required to build your micro:bit into a full-fledged game system; the only parts not included are two AAA batteries and the micro:bit itself. Simply add your own micro:bit to the provided controller:bit, assemble the kit, and you will be ready to start playing. The SparkFun micro:arcade kit V2.0 is a great way to build the arcade setup you've always wanted!

The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for anyone curious about gaming or the micro:bit platform. When you are ready to control more than just games, the SparkFun controller:bit is equipped with the SparkFun Qwiic system to allow you to expand your curiosity to an ever growing ecosystem of sensors & controllers!

Note: The SparkFun micro:arcade kit does NOT include a micro:bit board. The micro:bit board will need to be purchased separately.


The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Between the micro:bit and our shield-like bit boards you can do almost anything while coding, customizing and controlling your micro:bit from almost anywhere! You can 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 versatile board has vast potential!


SparkFun micro:arcade kit for micro:bit v2.0 Product Help and Resources

micro:arcade Kit Experiment Guide

July 21, 2017

We love games! We love writing games, building games and yes, even building game consoles. So we want to introduce to you the micro:arcade kit for the micro:bit!

Wireless Remote Control with micro:bit

January 21, 2019

In this tutorial, we will utilize the MakeCode radio blocks to have the one micro:bit transmit a signal to a receiving micro:bit on the same channel. Eventually, we will control a micro:bot wirelessly using parts from the arcade:kit!

Getting Started with the micro:bit

March 21, 2017

The BBC micro:bit is a compact, powerful programming tool that requires no software installation. Read on to learn how to use it YOUR way!

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