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Ring:bit Robot Kit v2 (micro:bit board not included)
Ring:bit: the ElecFreaks kit for small cars
The BBC micro:bit board allows children to test their programming skills from primary school age upwards. With the ring:bit kit, they can use their knowledge to build and program a small, smart and autonomous car.
The ring:bit robot is a small vehicle with 2 wheels that also has a swivel castor making it easier to change direction. It’s quick and simple to assemble with the help of its illustrated teaching aid. Once assembled, with the micro:bit board, the ring:bit board and the extension board, this miniature car can spin around, accelerate, draw shapes on the ground and blink.
Programming the ring:bit kit with MakeCode
The ring:bit kit is an ideal gateway for discovering programming. Begin with MakeCode to benefit from its highly intuitive drag-and-drop visual interface (MakeCode can be used by children from the age of 8 upwards). Then expand your knowledge with Python, to explore your robot’s advanced features and create your own applications.
Technical specifications of the micro:bit ring:bit kit
- Requires a micro:bit breadboard (not included)
- The kit includes:
- 1 front plate
- 1 rear plate
- 2 side plates
- 1 bottom plate
- 2 wheels
- 1 caster
- 2 servo motors
- 1 rubber band
- 1 binding post
- 2 rivets
- 6 tapping screws
- 5 screws
- 1 screwdriver
- 1 ring:bit board
- 1 special expansion board
- Languages: MakeCode/Python/C++
- Power supply: 3 AAA batteries
- Continuous running time: more than 4 hours
- IO: 3
- Rainbow LED: 2
- Functions available with the extension pack:
- Line follower
- Light bar
- Infrared obstacle avoidance
- Dimensions: 90 x 40 x 150 mm
- Weight: 240 g
Ressources for the BBC micro:bit board
Check out the full documentation which we’ve provided here!
- Age group
- 6-8 years