BBC micro:bit Evaluation Board

Designed as an educational bare-board micro controller, Pimoroni presents an open development system with debugging enabled for advanced users

Image of Pimoroni BBC micro:bit Prototyping KitSupplied by Pimoroni, the micro:bit is designed around the Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 Bluetooth LE microcontroller. The board includes an accelerometer, magnetometer / compass, two user configurable buttons, and a 5x5 LED matrix that can also serve as a light sensor. The micro:bit measures 4 cm by 5 cm, is available in a range of colors, and is designed to be fun and easy to use. The bottom of the board has a card-edge style connector with five large contacts for expansion via alligator clips and additional contacts provide a total of 19 GPIO.

Designed with education in mind, the board can be coded easily from PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and is programmable using JavaScript, Python, MakeCode, mbed™, C, and C++. It also connects to other devices, sensors, kits, and objects, and is a good companion to Arduino, Galileo, Kano™, littleBits™, and Raspberry Pi®, acting as a spring board to more complex learning.

  • 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0 nRF51822 CPU
  • 256 KB Flash
  • 16 KB RAM
  • Two user configurable buttons
  • 5x5 red LED matrix
  • Onboard compass and accelerometer
  • 20-pin card-edge connector for GPIO and power
  • MicroUSB connector
  • JST-PH battery connector

BBC micro:bit Evaluation Board

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionBoard TypeAvailable QuantityView Details
MICRO:BIT EVAL BRDMBIT0004MICRO:BIT EVAL BRDEvaluation Platform0View Details
Published: 2017-06-22