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BitPlayer - micro:bit Game Controller

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BitPlayer plus micro:bit, you just made a cool wireless remote controller and a game console for yourself. For an authentic gaming experience, the product uses a 2-axis joystick that just feel like any joystick on a popular Gameboy or PSP. There are 6 programmable push-buttons, the top left, top right, and button A,B,C,D. With the built-in vibration motor and buzzer, you can create an immersive and interactive gaming experience. Some people may feel that the 5x5 led matrix does not satisfy their gaming needs, so we have the I2C Grove port on board for Grove peripherals like an OLED Display.

BitPlayer provides you inspiration and excitement to make creations such as a portable piano or a smart calculator.

BitPlayer is easy to hold and use, with a 2-axis joystick like Gameboy or PSP controllers, it also includes another 6 programmable buttons labeled as L, R, A, B, C and D. For an immersive and interactive experience, the BitPlayer itself features a buzzer, a vibration motor and a Grove I2C port to connect additional peripherals like an OLED display. If you haven't heard of Grove before, Grove is a Seeed series which you can read more about here.

You can easily create your own games anywhere with the BitPlayer, simply power it with 2 AAA batteries or have a powerbank handy to power it through a micro:usb cable. Through the micro:bit radio, BitPlayer can interact with another micro:bit device within 10 metres.

If you want to implement a remote control car, we recommend that you also buy a BitCar.

Read further for more details about the product as well as the Additional Resources tab just below the scrollable images, and if you still can’t find the information you need, contact us via our social media which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Key Features

•    plug & play

•    features a buzzer and a vibration motor

•    powered by 2 AAA batteries

•    has a Grove I2C port

•    has a power switch and a power indicator.

•    supports MakeCode programming

•    comes with a professional course set

  • Education Focus

With the BitPlayer, students will develop open source electronics understanding as well as programming skills. Students must exercise creative thinking and customise functions through graphical programming. Kids will get excited to learn about how programming can help them make their own interactive and immersive games!



  • plug & play

  • features a buzzer and a vibration motor

  • powered by 2 AAA batteries

  • has a Grove I2C port

  • has a power switch and a power indicator


Power Supply

You can easily create your own games anywhere with the Bitplayer, simply power it with 2 AAA batteries or have a powerbank handy to power it through a micro:usb cable.


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 BitPlayer-related courses for schools and families. You can get started with BitPlayer no matter whether you are at class or home.

  • This kit is suitable for:

Maker teachers / DIY hobbyists / high and elementary school students / micro:bit users / gamers

  • Project Examples:

  • Project:


    Sweet Piano Music

    Have you ever imagined playing the piano with a game controller? It can happen right now. You need to write a simple program which will make the BitPlayer a portable and compact piano.



    Gaming Calculator

    BitPlayer can also solve mathematical problems. Input the numbers by pressing BitPlayer buttons, then BitPlayer will calculate answers. If you can figure out how to code addition, then, subtraction, multiplication and division will not be far away! All you need is some extra code!


    Finger Speed Game

    In MakeCode you can make all kinds of games. This is a fun, 2-player game like those in MakeCode. Light all the LEDs up with your fastest repetitive finger mashing speed. Only the strongest & fastest can win.

  • What's in the Box

What's in the Box

1x BitPlayer

Technical Specifications:

Technical Specifications

Power Supply :micro USB cable or AAA batteries
Working Voltage: 5V
Working Current: 1.5A (Max)

Other Details:

Other Details

Package Dimensions: 114(L) * 84(W) * 28 (H) (mm)
Weight 65 (g)
Age for Use: All ages

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Programming Platform


MakeCode: https://makecode.microbit.org/

MakeCode for beginnershttps://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

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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

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