This MI:pro Protector Case for the BBC micro:bit has been designed to work with both the original micro:bit V1 and the micro:bit V2. These cases feature a four-layer construction style with ability to mount a 2xAAA battery pack to the back of the case while still providing access to all buttons and ports on the micro:bit. Though these cases do protect the micro:bit astoundingly well, the biggest benefit of using the MI:pro is to not accidentally short out the pads on the back of the micro:bit.
Construction is simple, requiring only a small flathead screwdriver (at most), and involves layering each plate on top of one another around the micro:bit and screwing it into place. Luckily, the MI:pro Protector case enables easy access to the edge pins at the bottom of the micro:bit, allowing it to still be plugged into an edge connector found on many of our carrier boards. The only board that cannot be used in conjunction with the MI:pro case is the SparkFun gamer:bit due to its edge connector being located in the center of the board.
Note: The MI:pro Protector case only includes the parts found in the Includes Tab. This case does NOT include a micro:bit, power source or mounting screws. These items will need to be purchased separately.
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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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I bought these for our CoderDojo to protect our micro:bits. Once I studied the instruction images carefully, they were easy to put together. I think these cases will be much more protective than the soft plastic cases available for micro:bit.
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