The micro:bit is an open development board that allows you to run code on it and have access to all of the hardware. You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet.
- Nordic nRF5182216 MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 micro controller
- Bluetooth? 4.0 low energy/2.4GHz RF SoC
- 16kB RAM, 256kB Flash
- Freescale KL26Z – 48 MHz ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU
- Compass – Freescale MAG3110 3-axis magnetometer, I2C interface
- Accelerometer – Freescale MMA8652 3-axis accelerometer, I2C interface
- Power connector – 3V power supply
- Reset button – reset the system
- Micro USB connector – for connecting PC, download code, serial communication, etc.
- 5x5 LED display – 5x5 LED grid
- Button A/B – programmable buttons
- I/O connection pins – 5
- I/O rings and 20-pin edge connector, including SPI, UART, I2C, Analog, PWM, etc.