Bit:Bot v1.2 micro:bit Robot + Ultrasonic Sensor
Fully Integrated Robot for the BBC micro:Bit complete with Ultrasonic Sensor.
This (almost) ready-assembled robot requires no soldering, no wires and nothing more than a screwdriver to complete it.
The Bit:Bot fully engages children and adults alike, allowing you to explore and code the BBC micro:bit using any of the languages available (not all features are supported in all languages)
Check out these features:
- 2 micro-metal gear motors. Both fully controllable in software, for both speed (0 to 100%) and direction (forward or reverse)
- Wheels with rubber tyres for maximum grip
- Really smooth metal ball front caster
- 12 mini neopixels in 2 sets of 6 along the arms either side. Select any colour for any pixel, produce stunning lighting effects as your Bit:Bot moves around
- 2 digital line following sensors. Code your own line-following robots and race them to see whose code produces the fastest lap time!
- 2 analog light sensors (front left and front right) so your Bit:Bot can be programmed to follow a light source such as a torch, or you could code it to go and hide in the darkest place it can find
- Buzzer, so you can make beeping sounds whenever you want
- Powered from integrated 3xAA battery holder with on/off switch and blue indicator LED
- Easily plug your BBC micro:bit in and out using the edge connector
- Expansion connections at the front for additional sensors (Ultrasonic rangefinder available now, more in development)
NB. BBC micro:bit is NOT included
See the detailed blog entry for example code snippets and application ideas
- For a great Python example - Nicholas Tollervey has a great Bit:Bot remote control example
- Here's another Python example for line-following, by Jarle Teigland
- We have our own makecode tutorials that cover all functions on the Bit:Bot v1.2:
- download Part 1 here - control the buzzer and multicoloured LEDs
- download Part 2 here - avoid obstacles reading the ultrasonic sensor and programming the motors
- download Part 3 here - light following with the top sensors
- download Part 4 here - program the robot to read data from the bottom sensors and control the motors to follow a line
- download Part 5 here - use another micro:bit to control the robot with variable speeds based on tilting the controller
- Learn how to control the Bit:Bot with your Bluetooth phone, using PXT blocks.
Quick response and delivery
Excellent, prompt service. Quick deliveries. I'll use Small Devices for work orders now as well as personal ones, since they are local and efficient.