BitGadget Kit - Intermediate Programming Kit for micro:bit
BitGadget Kit includes a BitMaker and up to 9 different Grove modules. The most suitable kit for micro:bit intermediate learners to dive deep into the world of micro:bit. One project you could create is your own customised mood lighting with the RGB LED strip which automatically senses when it needs to come on through a light sensor, or adjust it manually with a sliding potentiometer and pushbutton.
BitGadget Kit is a must-have for micro:bit intermediate learners.
The included micro:bit expansion board, BitMaker incorporates six Grove connectors, one RGB LED strip and one buzzer to make it possible for some beginners to still use the micro:bit without purchasing extra modules.
The complete BitGadget Kit also includes 1 sliding potentiometer, 1 light sensor, 1 sound sensor, 1 button module, 1 ultrasonic distance sensor, 1 mini fan, 1 motor, 1 servo, 1 RGB LED strip (9 modules in total). You can let your imaginaton take flight by creating projects with the endless combinations of these components. Scroll down to see project examples.
If you are already an experienced micro:bit user, you can experiment with adding other Grove modules such as a gesture sensor or 4 digit display to enhance your projects.
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This product helps kids understand the basics of open-source electronics and develop skills in programming. Kids' creative thinking and hands-on skills are nurtured in their electronics learning. Not only can kids build knowledge of the modules and graphical programming, but also they can learn how to create their own DIY projects.
BitMaker is a micro:bit expansion board for the micro:bit which also includes one RGB LED and one buzzer onboard to make it possible for some beginners to extend the micro:bit’s functionality.
9 Classic Modules
Besides a buzzer and an RGB LED carried by the BitMaker, the kit also includes 9 Grove modules that Makers often use in their projects. You can let your imagination take flight with those components. Scroll down for project ideas & examples.
Microsoft MakeCode Compatible - A Powerful Programming Platform
MakeCode is a widely-used graphical programming software which allows you to program the micro:bit. You can easily use it through a web browser.
Educational Course Materials
We provide free BitGadget Kit-related courses for schools and families. You can get started with BitGadget Kit no matter whether you are at class or home.
Who the Kit Serves
Maker teachers / DIY hobbyists / high school students / micro:bit intermediate learners
Project 1 LED Controller
The LEDs change its light display regularly as you rotate the rotary angle sensor, just like filling a glass.
Project 2 Rainbow LED Strip
When tilting the micro:bit left and right, you can see a rainbow-like RGB LED strip!
Project 3 The Secret Box
Keep your secrets in a fantastic box! If someone opens it, it'll alert you!
Project 4 The Light-Sensing Fan
This fan can sense the light. If the light is bright, the fan turns on; if the light is dim, the fan turns off.
Project 5 Automatic Door
This is an automatic door made with a servo and an ultrasonic distance sensor. If something approaches, it'll open automatically.
What's in the Box
|1x||BitMaker||Rotary Angle Sensor||light sensor||sound sensor||button||ultrasonic sensor||mini fan||vibration motor||servo||RGB LED strip|
|Power Supply: micro USB cable|
|Working Voltage: 5V|
|Working Current: 1.5A (Max)|
|Package Dimensions:||225 (L) * 175 (W) * 60 (H) (mm)|
|Age for Use:||8+|
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MakeCode for beginners：https://microbit.org/get-started/first-steps/set-up/
Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate code simulation results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. MakeCode aims at inspiring people to explore computer science and creative coding. Leaners can immediately start programming when logging in it and find the real-world applications of computer science.
Recommended Ages: All ages
Features: easy-to-use and user-friendly; supports programming on a wide range of hardware and has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code
Related Course Material
Make 2 Learn: https://make2learn.tinkergen.com
TinkerGen has created an online learning platform called Make2Learn which contains our own course materials for a wide range of STEAM educators and programming hobbyists. You can view online or download the included videos, lesson plans and source code once you activate a course