Motor Driver Board for BBC micro:bit (Motor, Servo)

$19.99

What is the Motor Driver Board for BBC micro:bit – The motor driver board for the BBC micro:bit extends the capabilities of the powerful little BBC micro:bit board by giving you the ability to connect up-to 2 channel DC motors to the BBC micro:bit. Bring your robotics, electronics projects to life using the Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit. If you’ve ever encountered limitations with the out of the box capabilities of the BBC micro:bit (e.g. when trying to make a robotic arm, any other robot/electronics project which requires motors, servos) the Motor Driver board for the BBC micro:bit has the answer.

 

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What is the Motor Driver Board for BBC micro:bit – The motor driver board for the BBC micro:bit extends the capabilities of the powerful little BBC micro:bit board by giving you the ability to connect up-to 2 channel DC motors to the BBC micro:bit. Bring your robotics, electronics projects to life using the Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit. If you’ve ever encountered limitations with the out of the box capabilities of the BBC micro:bit (e.g. when trying to make a robotic arm, any other robot/electronics project which requires motors, servos) the Motor Driver board for the BBC micro:bit has the answer.

What are some of the main features of the motor driver board for the BBC micro:bit – Here’s a list of the key features of the board –

  1. Comes with an inbuilt micro:bit edge connector so that you can connect the micro:bit directly to this servo board
  2. 2x DC motor interfaces, 3x servo interfaces
  3. Integrates 5V regulator, up to 3A output current, can be powered from battery through VIN terminal
  4. Onboard multi connector options for DC motors in different specifications, onboard standard servo headers
  5. Comes with development resources and manual (micro:bit graphical examples)

Here’s the specifications for the board –

  1. Power supply: 5V (POWER connector) OR 6V~12V (VIN terminal)
  2. Servo voltage: 5V
  3. Logic voltage: 3.3V
  4. Driver: PCA9685
  5. Control interface: I2C
  6. Dimension: 65mm x 36mm
  7. Mounting hole size: 3.0mm

How do we program the BBC micro:bit and the servo driver board: The servo driver board when used with a BBC micro:bit can be programmed using either the Makecode Block Editor, using Javascript within the Makecode editor or even using the Mu 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 Javascript which helps with the transition to text-based programming. Find out more at the Makecode for BBC micro:bit website.
  2. For those who have been working on Block based programming for a while and are considering moving to Javascript, the Makecode Arcade development platform offers you the flexibility to write code in Javascript too. In-fact all the block based code that you write can be directly translated to Javascript. Javascript is also back in popularity as a web programming language for development of interactive websites. Find out more at the Makecode for BBC 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. 1 x motor driver board for the BBC micro:bit
  2. Not included: BBC micro:bit

Development Tracks & Tutorials – Access the documentation and tutorials for this board at the following link – <Documentation & 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. We are always looking for ideas and constructive input. Alternatively you can reach us at oztoylib@hack2.live.

 

Additional information

Weight0.200 kg
Dimensions11.2 × 9.2 × 5.1 cm

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