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3 Quality Devices to Expand Your Projects

3 Quality Devices to Expand Your Projects

We've picked some great items from Adafruit, Proto-pic, and Pimoroni, that we're excited to have in stock: Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Based on the older Circuit Playground Classic, The Circuit Playground Express has a much more powerful ATSAMD21 ARM Cortex M0 Processor, running at 3.3V and 48MHz! Being more powerful, the Express can now be programmed using: Microsoft MakeCode (a visual drag and drop interface also used for the BBC micro:bit); CircuitPython (based on MicroPython); or Arduino (a simplified version of C) If you know the BBC micro:bit, the Circuit Playground Express can be programmed in a similar manner, but...

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Get some Kitronik multi-coloured lights for your BBC micro:bit!

Get some Kitronik multi-coloured lights for your BBC micro:bit!

Just in - Kitronik RGB ZIP lights for your BBC micro:bit! Each LED on these arrays can be individually controlled from your micro:bit in both colour (16,777,216 different colours) and brightness. And yes, they are rather bright on the highest setting ;). Kitronik ZIP Halo for the BBC micro:bit The Kitronik ZIP Halo fits directly to the micro:bit, and can be programmed using PXT or other languages such as Python. The circular arrangement lends itself to lots of games where you might need to point to a circular board, such as Wheel of Fortune, clocks, countdowns, or even as a directional...

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5 Hardware Add-ons Kits to Extend Your BBC micro:bit

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5 Hardware Add-ons Kits to Extend Your BBC micro:bit

Hardware accessories extend the capabilities of the humble BBC micro:bit, by building on a familiar portable coding platform for mobile devices and Windows/Mac/Linux computers.

Listed in order from easiest to advanced, here's the top 5 hardware add-ons, starting with the easiest..

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Looking for a great beginner robot for your BBC micro:bit?

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Looking for a great beginner robot for your BBC micro:bit?

The Kitronik :MOVE mini buggy kit is a fantastic and compact starter robot for your BBC micro:bit(s), priced at under $50! If you've recently bought a Micro:bit, this is definitely worth a look. The kit comprises the robot and the battery-powered Servo:Lite board, and comes with a well-written instruction booklet, that starts you programming straight out of the box, during the build process. The BBC micro:bit is available separately. Features include: highly manoeuvrable has an array of bright colour-changing LEDs that can be individually controlled with brightness and on/off pop a felt-tipped pen into the hole for continuous drawing custom blocks for easy PXT drag...

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A Perfectly-sized USB Chiclet Keyboard for the Raspberry Pi

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A Perfectly-sized USB Chiclet Keyboard for the Raspberry Pi

Although there's plenty of wireless small-sized keyboards available, it's quite hard to find a USB wired keyboard with nice action, that's large enough to type comfortably, yet small enough and easy to transport for demos or teaching.

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