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Bit:Bot Robot for BBC Micro:Bit (BitBot for MicroBit)

$54.99

Bit:Bot Robot for BBC Micro:Bit (BitBot for MicroBit)

$54.99

What is the Bit:Bot – The Bit:Bot is a fully integrated robot from 4tronix based on the BBC Micro:Bit . 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)

Please Note – The BBC Micro:Bit board is NOT included. Please purchase from here if required

Optionally, you can add an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (rangefinder) module. The sensor can be either soldered to the module, or connected via a socket. No soldering is required for either version. The socketed version makes it easier to connect a straight micro-USB lead to the Micro:Bit, but the soldered version is more robust. Consider using a right-angled USB cable with this option. We also have an option for a pen holder that is fitted at the back. This can be plain, or have LEDs on to create a glow ring effect around the pen.

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Description

What is the Bit:Bot – The Bit:Bot is a fully integrated robot from 4tronix based on the BBC Micro:Bit . 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)

Please Note – The BBC Micro:Bit board is NOT included. Please purchase from here if required

What are the features of the Bit:Bot robot – Listed below are the features of the Bit:Bot robot.

  1. 2 micro-metal gear motors. Both fully controllable in software, for both speed (0 to 100%) and direction (forward or reverse)
  2. Wheels with rubber tyres for maximum grip
  3. Really smooth nylon ball front caster
  4. 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
  5. 2 digital line following sensors. Code your own line-following robots and race them to see whose code produces the fastest lap time!
  6. 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
  7. Buzzer, so you can make beeping sounds whenever you want
  8. Powered from integrated 3xAA battery holder with on/off switch and blue indicator LED
  9. Easily plug your BBC micro:bit in and out using the edge connector
  10. Extension port for addition neopixels (such as McRoboFace)
  11. Expansion connections at the front for additional sensors (Ultrasonic rangefinder available now, more in development)

 

Optionally, you can add an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (rangefinder) module. The sensor can be either soldered to the module, or connected via a socket. No soldering is required for either version. The socketed version makes it easier to connect a straight micro-USB lead to the Micro:Bit, but the soldered version is more robust. Consider using a right-angled USB cable with this option. We also have an option for a pen holder that is fitted at the back. This can be plain, or have LEDs on to create a glow ring effect around the pen

  1. Learn here how to control the Bit:Bot with your Bluetooth phone
  2. There is now a Microsoft PXT package for Bit:Bot (thanks to Sten Roger Sandvik, @stenrs on Twitter).
  3. When using the micro:bit block editor, go to the Advanced tab or the Tools gear icon and select Add Package, then search for BitBot
  4. See the detailed blog entry for example code snippets and application ideas

How do we program the BBC micro:bit and the Bit:Bot : The Bit:Bot can be programmed using either the Block Editor, using Javascript editor or using the Python editor. Let’s look at each of the programming platforms very briefly –

  1. The Block Editor is a visual editor and provides an introduction to structured programming via drag and drop coding blocks that snap together. You can also convert a Block Editor script into a Touch Develop script which helps with the transition to text-based programming. Read more at the micro:bit website.
  2. With its touch-based interface, Touch Develop has been designed for mobile devices with touchscreens. It can also be used with a pc, keyboard and mouse. Touch Develop introduces a statically-typed scripting language with syntax-directed editor. It can be used to produce web-based apps that can run online on any platform. Read more at the micro:bit website.
  3. MicroPython is a completely text-based editor, perfect for those who want to push their coding skills further. A selection of ‘snippets’ are on hand to help auto-complete trickier tasks and a range of pre-made images and music are built-in to give you a helping hand with your code.  Read more at the micro:bit website.

 

Development Tracks & Tutorials –To get started with building and programming your Bit:Bot head over to the Bit:Bot development track at www.KidzCanCode.com.

If you are keen to start programming with the BBC micro:bit we have you covered. We offer a range of FREE development tracks and tutorials through our digital Learning Management System (LMS) at KidzCanCode.  Our FREE development tracks and tutorials let you get started with block based programming, python programming, game development of even the fundamentals of electronics using the BBC micro:bit. Here’s a list of the development tracks and tutorials on offer. Check out the KidzCanCode website to learn more.

  1. Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit – I
  2. Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit – II
  3. Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit – III
  4. Introduction to electronics using the BBC micro:bit – I
  5. Introduction to electronics using the BBC micro:bit – II
  6. Design interactive games using the BBC micro:bit
  7. Introduction to MicroPython using the BBC micro:bit
  8. Kitronik Inventors kits for the BBC micro:bit

Please use the contact us form to drop us a note with ideas for tutorials and development tracks. We are always looking for ideas and constructive input. Alternatively you can reach us at oztoylib@hack2.live.

Additional information

Weight0.175 kg
Dimensions19 × 12 × 3 cm

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