Bundle : Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car Robot + BBC Micro:Bit

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What does the Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car Robot for BBC micro:bit offer –  Welcome to the Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for the BBC micro:bit. The Tiny:bit Smart Car for the BBC micro:bit is a robotic car designed to work with the BBC micro:bit. The Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for the BBC micro:bit is compact, easy to assemble, easy to program, easy to navigate through tight spaces and most importantly comes with a very affordable price tag. The Tiny:bit Smart Car is designed to operate with the BBC micro:bit development board and is programmed using the online BBC MakeCode Editor. The Smart Car comes packed with different sensors allowing you to design interesting projects with it. The Tiny:bit smart car has a set of alligator clips on the rear that can be creative and expand. So go ahead and grab a micro:bit Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car which can be assembled in less than an hour and programmed to perform customized actions.

Please Note – This product DOES ship with an optional BBC micro:bit. 

The Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for BBC micro:bit comes with an ultrasonic sensor which can be used for obstacle detection, an infrared receiver which can be programmed to send commands to the Smart Car robot, a pair of programmable RGB LED’s in front which can light up in different colors, a microphone, a speaker and connectors to which you can connect alligator clips. In addition, we can also control it through the Android APP or a second micro:bit. This kit is based on the BBC micro:bit board which is programmed using the Graphical programming of MakeCode Editor, suitable for kids for kids of all ages. In addition,  detailed assembly steps are provided to make it easy for users to assemble the different components and build the kit.

Bundle : Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car Robot + BBC Micro:Bit (optional)
Grab a BBC micro:bit board for use with the Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit.

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What does the Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car Robot for BBC micro:bit offer –  Welcome to the Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for the BBC micro:bit. The Tiny:bit Smart Car for the BBC micro:bit is a robotic car designed to work with the BBC micro:bit. The Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for the BBC micro:bit is compact, easy to assemble, easy to program, easy to navigate through tight spaces and most importantly comes with a very affordable price tag. The Tiny:bit Smart Car is designed to operate with the BBC micro:bit development board and is programmed using the online BBC MakeCode Editor. The Smart Car comes packed with different sensors allowing you to design interesting projects with it. The Tiny:bit smart car has a set of alligator clips on the rear that can be creative and expand. So go ahead and grab a micro:bit Programmable Tiny:Bit Smart Car which can be assembled in less than an hour and programmed to perform customized actions.

The Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for BBC micro:bit comes with an ultrasonic sensor which can be used for obstacle detection, an infrared receiver which can be programmed to send commands to the Smart Car robot, a pair of programmable RGB LED’s in front which can light up in different colors, a microphone, a speaker and connectors to which you can connect alligator clips. In addition, we can also control it through the Android APP or a second micro:bit. This kit is based on the BBC micro:bit board which is programmed using the Graphical programming of MakeCode Editor, suitable for kids for kids of all ages. In addition,  detailed assembly steps are provided to make it easy for users to assemble the different components and build the kit.

Please Note – This product DOES ship with an optional BBC micro:bit. 

 

What are some of the main features of the Tiny:Bit Smart Car Robot for BBC micro:bit

  1. Compatible with LEGO bricks, can build a variety of creative shapes and projects.
  2. Designed for use with the BBC micro:bit
  3. Make the BBC micro:bit the core of a whole variety of robotics projects.
  4. Graphical programming interface for the BBC micro:bit lets you code and bring your engineering projects to life.
  5. Detailed installation steps for each of the projects.
  6. Easy to assemble, instructions provided.
  7. Obstacle detection using the ultrasonic sensors
  8. Play music using the speaker
  9. Light up the robot using the programmable RGB LED’s
  10. Line detection using the line sensors
  11. Remote control using the IR sensors

What is the BBC Micro:bit : The BBC MicroBit (also referred to as BBC micro:bit) is an open source hardware ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. The BBC micro:bit was first announced on the launch of BBC’s Make It Digital campaign on 12 March 2015 with the intent of delivering 1 million devices to pupils in the UK. Here’s some of what’s packed into micro:bit –

  1. The micro:bit is half the size of a credit card and has an ARM Cortex-M0 processor
  2. The micro:bit comes along with an accelerometer and magnetometer sensors
  3. The micro:bit offers Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  4. Also embedded into the micro:bit front face is a display consisting of 25 LED’s and two programmable buttons

The micro:bit can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that form part of a larger 23-pin edge connector. As a pocket-sized computer the BBC micro:bit is approximately 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools. It has 25 red LED lights that can flash eye catching messages and be used to create challenging games. The two programmable buttons on the micro:bit can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The accelerometer on the micro:bit can detect motion and knows when you’re on the move so you can use it to create a pedometer or even an interactive game that detects motion. The built-in compass knows which direction you’re heading in and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet.

Please note that the USB cable is for uploading code onto to micro:bit. You can also power the micro:bit using the USB cable when connected to the computer. The battery holder can be used to  power the micro:bit when not connected to the computer. The battery connector uses a white plug (JST connector) and it comes with a switch button which lets you turn off the micro:bit when not in use and save the batteries from being drained.

How do we program the BBC micro:bit : The micro:bit 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.

  

What’s included in the kit – Here’s a listing of all the components included in this kit –

  1. BBC micro:bit x 1 (Optional)
  2. Car chassis*1
  3. Remote control*1
  4. Lithium battery*1
  5. Motor*2
  6. Universal wheel*1
  7. Motor mounting*2
  8. Tyre*2
  9. micro USB cable*1
  10. Plastic rivet bag*1
  11. Line tracking map*1
  12. Manual*1
  13. Packing box*1

 

Development Tracks & Tutorials – Access the documentation and tutorials for this kit at – Tiny:Bit Smart Car Kit for BBC Micro:Bit Tutorials

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, alternatively you can reach us using the Facebook chat option on the bottom of the page. We are always looking for ideas and constructive input.

 

Additional information

Weight0.500 kg
Dimensions20 × 15 × 10 cm

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