The SparkFun Qwiic micro:bit Breakout is a board that connects to the BBC micro:bit and expands the capabilities of the development platform by providing access to more pins and allowing for connections to the I2C and SPI buses. We've already attached headers to this version of the board so you don't need to worry about any soldering! This breakout board for the micro:bit’s edge connector allows intermediate and advanced users to connect the micro:bit to breadboards and other Qwiic sensors, motors, LEDs and more!
The micro:bit on its own has three digital/analog input/output rings available for you to use initially with alligator clips. With the micro:bit breakout we have broken out all 21 GPIO pins to male headers, power and ground to a pre-soldered 0.1" header and with two individual Qwiic Connectors. With this breakout you will be able to unlock the full potential of your micro:bit!
Note: There is no micro:bit included with this breakout; it will need to be purchased separately. If you would like a micro:bit breakout without headers already soldered on, be sure to check out this board's sibling.
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Item is exactly as pictured and described. This connector/breakout will give me much better access to signals than just the micro bit provides. Additionally I can plug other microbits into it.