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This kit has everything you need to set up your interactive maker project, including the BBC micro:bit. Easily and quickly add lights and sensors to school projects, models and art installations. There are enough connecting wires and LEDs for 2 or more projects, depending on how many LEDs you use in each project. The MakerBit can control a maximum of 12 LEDs and watch 12 touch sensors in any one project. However some projects may use less than these quantities, so you’ll have some available for additional projects. The components can also be reused many times. See the “MakerBit Accessories" page for how to purchase additional sets of LEDS, touchpoints and connecting wires.
The MakerBit can be used with any operating system and device that supports the Chrome browser, including Chromebooks, Mac and Windows laptops.
For software, you can use the MakerBit Media Linker app, download instructions for which are included in the MakerBit package. The HyperDuino system also works with the Microsoft MakeCode block programming environment, as well as Python for the micro:bit.
If you're interested in the technical details of the MakerBit hardware and software, click here for information.
MakerBit Starter Kit
The MakerBit Starter Kit Includes:
1 adhesive foam backing
2 Easy-connect multi-color LED cables
2 Easy-connect cables with pre-attached LEDs
2 Touch sensor easy-connect cables
12 each red, green, yellow and blue LEDs (48 total)
6 Multi-color flashing LEDs
1 RGB LED
25 Touchpoints (for touch sensing) & post backs
2 Photocell (light) sensors
1 Temperature sensor
1 Active buzzer (for alarms, Morse code)
1 Passive buzzer (for musical tones)
1 Pushbutton switches
1 Hole-making tool for LEDs
1 Practice "mini tri-fold" model
1 9 volt battery & connecting clip
Retail Price: $109.95
Early Supporter & School Price: $84.95
Catalog #: 1111m
Canada Shipping: $29.00 ($39.00 total)
Without micro:bit: $69.95
Catalog #: 1111
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Australia Shipping: $41.00 ($51.00 total)
EU Shipping: $41.00 ($51.00 total)