Bundle : Smart Wearable Coding Kit + BBC Micro:bit

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 What does the Smart Wearable Kit offer – The Smart Wearable kit is designed to help you get started with exploring the world of electronics and wearable computing. Use the Smart Wearable Kit for the BBC micro:bit to create electronics and wearable projects that involve light, sound, motion and touch. The Smart Wearable Kit comes with 8 different sensors, each of which can also be stitched to clothing and connected using conducting wire to create wearable electronic art.  Get started with your own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning journey using the Elecfreaks Smart Home kit.

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

The Smart Wearable kit for BBC micro:it comes packed with 8 easy to use sensors which includes – Light sensors, Neopixel, Capacitive touch sensor, PIR motion sensor, Microphone, Tactile Button, 1W LED, Passive Buzzer.  Each of the sensor boards are designed to work with both conductive wire and alligator cables. The Smart Wearable Kit for the BBC micro:bit offers a great opportunity to explore the world of electronics using the BBC micro:bit. Interact with the real world through the various sensors,  create innovative projects, learn how to program the micro:bit to read data from the sensors and create amazing electronic art. With the 8 sensors you will challenge yourself in many different ways, gain experience working with each of the electronic components and learn concepts around wearable computing. The smart home kit for the BBC micro:bit is a great way to dive into the awesome world of electronics and get started with your own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning journey.

Bundle : Smart Wearable Coding Kit for BBC Micro:bit
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Grab a BBC micro:bit with the Smart Wearable Coding Kit

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 What does the Smart Wearable Kit offer – The Smart Wearable kit is designed to help you get started with exploring the world of electronics and wearable computing. Use the Smart Wearable Kit for the BBC micro:bit to create electronics and wearable projects that involve light, sound, motion and touch. The Smart Wearable Kit comes with 8 different sensors, each of which can also be stitched to clothing and connected using conducting wire to create wearable electronic art.  Get started with your own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning journey using the Elecfreaks Smart Home kit.

Please note : This kit DOES ship with an optional BBC micro:bit.

The Smart Wearable kit for BBC micro:it comes packed with 8 easy to use sensors which includes – Light sensors, Neopixel, Capacitive touch sensor, PIR motion sensor, Microphone, Tactile Button, 1W LED, Passive Buzzer.  Each of the sensor boards are designed to work with both conductive wire and alligator cables. The Smart Wearable Kit for the BBC micro:bit offers a great opportunity to explore the world of electronics using the BBC micro:bit. Interact with the real world through the various sensors,  create innovative projects, learn how to program the micro:bit to read data from the sensors and create amazing electronic art. With the 8 sensors you will challenge yourself in many different ways, gain experience working with each of the electronic components and learn concepts around wearable computing. The smart home kit for the BBC micro:bit is a great way to dive into the awesome world of electronics and get started with your own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning journey.

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

  1. 1 x Edge Connector IO Breakout Board for micro:bit
  2. 1 x micro:bit 1W LED Module
  3. 1 x micro:bit 5050 RGB Module
  4. 1 x micro:bit Tactile Button Module
  5. 1 x micro:bit Capacitive Touch Module
  6. 1 x micro:bit TEMT6000 Light Module
  7. 1 x micro:bit PIR Motion Module
  8. 1 x micro:bit Microphone Module
  9. 1 x micro:bit Passive Buzzer Module
  10. 1 x Black USB cable 1m
  11. 1 x Alligator clip cable pack

What project can you do with this kit – With the 8 sensors you will challenge yourself in many different ways, gain experience working with each of the electronic components and learn concepts around electronics and wearable computing. Here’s a list of tutorials that cover use of the components included in the Sensor kit for the BBC micro:bit. The micro:bit kit comes along with documentation for each of the different tutorials covering the different components provided in the kit. You will explore different fundamentals of electronics by creating circuits and programming them using the BBC makecode block editor. Links to the documentation online have been provided at the end of this page.

  1. Project 1: Hello
  2. Project 2: Buttons
  3. Project 3: Accelerometer
  4. Project 4: Temperature
  5. Project 5: Bluetooth
  6. Project 6: LED Flash
  7. Project 7: RGB Flash
  8. Project 8: Tactile Button
  9. Project 9: Capacitive Touch
  10. Project 10: Ambient Light
  11. Project 11: PIR Motion
  12. Project 12: Microphone
  13. Project 13: Buzzer
  14. Project 14: Two Lights
  15. Project 15: Button Control Light
  16. Project 16: RGB Colors
  17. Project 17: Motion Alarm
  18. Project 18: Make a tone
  19. Project 19: Light Controlling RGB
  20. Project 20: Button Controlling Buzzer

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.

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.

 

Development Tracks & Tutorials – Access the documentation and tutorials for this kit at – <Link>

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.

 

Additional information

Weight0.750 kg
Dimensions21 × 14 × 6 cm

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