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Kitronik ZIP Halo for the BBC micro:bit - MicroPython Examples

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Kitronik ZIP Halo for the BBC micro:bit - MicroPython Examples

Here's a couple of examples using the Kitronik ZIP Halo for the BBC micro:bit - that leverage the circular RGB LED configuration. Essentially, the Kitronik ZIP LEDs are programmed in the same way as Adafruit NeoPixels, as documented in the BBC micro:bit MicroPython documentation found online at: https://microbit-micropython.readthedocs.io/en/latest/neopixel.html

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Connecting I2C Devices to the BBC micro:bit

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Connecting I2C Devices to the BBC micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit supports the I²C bus protocol, for communicating with other devices. In this post, I've used MicroPython to demonstrate, but the principles can easily be translated to lower and higher level languages. Objectives: To the micro:bit's minimal I2C commands to interact with a device eg a sensor - so we can use other configurable sensors with the micro:bit, even when there's not already an appropriate MicroPython module available. Requirements: a logic analyser or bus pirate to observe communications (optional) basic understanding of MicroPython a BBC micro:bit Kitronik Edge Connector for the micro:bit electronic jumper leads sensor eg DFRobot SEN0187...

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Adding the Kitronik Packages to the micro:bit PXT Editor

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Adding the Kitronik Packages to the micro:bit PXT Editor

The BBC micro:bit is a low-cost and accessible way to introduce kids with drag and drop coding experience to integrating with hardware, eg robots and sensors, and start to solve more practical problems. If you've never heard of the micro:bit, check out our quick and simple explanation of the BBC micro:bit. The BBC micro:bit PXT programming interface comes with a capable collection of blocks for coding with - these also allow access to send and receive data with accessories that can be attached to the micro:bit. This tutorial will show how to install extra blocks, in this case for the...

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