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Elecfreaks Smart Science IoT Kit for BBC micro:bit with Sensors

$89.99

Elecfreaks Smart Science IoT Kit for BBC micro:bit with Sensors

$89.99

What does the kit offer – The Elecfreaks smart science IoT kit is designed to help you get started with exploring the world of electronics with a focus on Internet Of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things is simply “A network of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data.” It is commonly abbreviated as IoT or Internet Of Things. In a simple way to put it, You have “things” that sense and collect data and send it to the internet. The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

Please Note – This kit does not ship with a BBC micro:bit. You will need to purchase a BBC micro:bit separately.

With the Elecfreaks Smart Science IoT kit you will be able to interact with the real world using sensors, capture data from those sensors, upload the data to various IoT platforms and then visualize that data in real time. The Elecfreaks Smart Science IoT kit is a great way to get kids of all ages to start exploring the world of electronics while learning the fundamentals of data collection, data visualization, managing IoT data on SaaS platforms, etc.  The Elecfreaks smart home kit for BBC micro:it comes packed with ~11 easy to use sensors (OLED screen, noise sensor, light sensor, relay sensor, soil moisture sensor, water level sensor, dust sensor, etc.) and includes the Electrofreaks Octopus micro:bit breakout board. The Electrofreaks Octopus micro:bit breakout board is specially designed for use with the Electrofreaks Octopus sensors and makes it really easy to interface with the different electronic bits i.e. sensors, etc. included in the smart home kit.

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What does the kit offer – The Elecfreaks smart science IoT kit is designed to help you get started with exploring the world of electronics with a focus on Internet Of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things is simply “A network of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data.” It is commonly abbreviated as IoT or Internet Of Things. In a simple way to put it, You have “things” that sense and collect data and send it to the internet. The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

With the Elecfreaks Smart Science IoT kit you will be able to interact with the real world using sensors, capture data from those sensors, upload the data to various IoT platforms and then visualize that data in real time. The Elecfreaks Smart Science IoT kit is a great way to get kids of all ages to start exploring the world of electronics while learning the fundamentals of data collection, data visualization, managing IoT data on SaaS platforms, etc.

The definition of the Internet of things has evolved due to convergence of multiple technologies, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems. Traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home and building automation), and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of things. In the consumer market, IoT technology is most synonymous with products pertaining to the concept of the “smart home”, covering devices and appliances (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home security systems and cameras, and other home appliances) that support one or more common ecosystems, and can be controlled via devices associated with that ecosystem, such as smartphones and smart speakers.  Get started with your own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning journey using the Elecfreaks Smart Home kit.

Please Note – This kit does not ship with a BBC micro:bit. You will need to purchase a BBC micro:bit separately.

The Elecfreaks smart home kit for BBC micro:it comes packed with ~11 easy to use sensors (OLED screen, noise sensor, light sensor, relay sensor, soil moisture sensor, water level sensor, dust sensor, etc.) and includes the Electrofreaks Octopus micro:bit breakout board. The Electrofreaks Octopus micro:bit breakout board is specially designed for use with the Electrofreaks Octopus sensors and makes it really easy to interface with the different electronic bits i.e. sensors, etc. included in the smart home kit. The smart science IoT kit for the BBC micro:bit offers a great opportunity to explore the world of electronics using the BBC micro:bit and learn more about IoT. 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 perform certain actions. With the ~11 sensors you will challenge yourself in many different ways, gain experience working with each of the electronic components and learn concepts around Smart Home, IoT (Internet Of Things) and Home Automation.  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 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.

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

  1. 1 x Elecfreaks Micro:bit Breakout Board
  2. 1 x OLED Display
  3. 1 x BME 280 (Pressure sensor)
  4. 1 x PIR sensor
  5. 1 x Noise sensor brick
  6. 1 x Light sensor brick
  7. 1 x Octopus Soil Moisture Sensor
  8. 1 x Sonar:bit
  9. 1 x DC motor brick
  10. 1 x Dust Sensor
  11. 1 x 180 degree Mini Servo (1.6kg)
  12. 1 x Water level sensor

What project can you do with this kit – With the ~11 sensors you will challenge yourself in many different ways, gain experience working with each of the electronic components and learn concepts around Smart Home, IoT (Internet Of Things) and Home Automation. 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 tinker kit comes along with documentation for 9 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. Experiment 01: Air Quality Monitoring
  2. Experiment 02: Environment Noise Detection
  3. Experiment 03: Air quality monitoring
  4. Experiment 04: Automatic irrigation system
  5. Experiment 05: Self Defense Monitoring Station

 

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. Alternatively you can reach us at oztoylib@hack2.live.

 

Additional information

Weight0.330 kg
Dimensions21 × 14 × 6 cm

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