SparkFun Qwiic micro:bit Breakout (with Headers)

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.

SparkFun Qwiic micro:bit Breakout (with Headers) Product Help and Resources

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  • Member #1827476 / last year * / 1

    While it may look like this product has the pins mislabeled, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. For reference, this is how the pins are organized normally:

  • Member #529430 / about 3 years ago / 1

    Thank you for this device. It is like my recommendation I emailed earlier in the year. Curious, is a QWIIC Shim for the Micro:bit not physically possible? Similar to the Raspberry Pi QWIIC Shim I also thought a QWIIC Shim for Micro:Bit would be helpful for tight projects. Like a clip for the I2C pins - only covering those pins.

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Item is exactly as pictured and described.

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.

Great idea for getting my students on a breadboard and not alligator clips.

Perfect.! I wish I had ordered more of these instead of 14 total dragon tails.