The BBC Micro:Bit (V2) Board is a brand new, small size, and supercharged version of the popular pocket-sized programmable computer. It has been designed to encourage kids and young people to become acquainted with programming and electronics in an effective and amusing way. This pocket-size programmable computer has come with an advanced microphone, speaker, and more upgraded processing powers.
It’s a completely small-size programmable computer by which you can bring your concepts to life very easily! For example, using this BBC micro: bit (v2) board, you can make games, create music and even control robots.
It comprises the following features:
- This BBC micro: bit (v2) board features 25 LED matrix to scroll messages or display numbers
- Accelerometer for movement identification or tilting
- Compass to measure magnetic fields
- Two user input buttons
- Port for a battery pack
- A Bluetooth connection to interact with the internet or other devices
- Micro USB connection to pair with PC
- 20 pin edge connector
- ARM Cortex-M4 CPU
- Built-in advanced speaker and microphone
The BBC micro: bit (v2) board has been designed with the same dimensions and looks like the micro: bit (v1) board. But it has brought up some latest features. In this latest version, it has added broadly requested sound-making and sensing capability along with improving the board to enhance the board’s functionalities spectacularly.
In accordance to specification it has:
Processor: Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833
Interface: NXP KL27Z (32kB RAM)
Memory: 512kB Flash 128kB RAM
Speaker: Onboard speaker
Microphone: MEMS microphone and LED indicator
Logo Touch: Touch-sensitive logo pin
I2C: Dedicated I2C bus for peripherals
Edge Connector: 25 pins, PWM, i2C, 4 dedicated GPIO, SPI, and ext. power. 3 ring pins for connecting banana plugs or crocodile clips. Notched for easier connection
Current available: 200mA available for accessories
Wireless: 2.4Ghz Micro: bit Radio, Bluetooth 5.0
Power: 5V via Micro USB port, LED power indicator, 3V via edge connector, or battery pack, Power off (push and hold power button)
Software: C++, Python, MakeCode, Scratch
Motion Sensor: ST LSM 303
Size: 5cm x 4cm (w x h)
New Features are including:
- Touch Logo: The BBC micro: bit (v2) board features an extra input the gold logo performs as a touch sensor. As an extra button, you can use it in your programs.
- Microphone LED: To the measuring sound levels activity.
- Built-in speaker: The BBC micro: bit (v2) board features a built-in speaker to effortlessly add music and new sounds to the programs.
- Microphone: There are Microphone and Indicator LED fixed on the back of the micro bit v2 board. The LED flashes monitoring its sound levels.
- Red power LED: The red power LED fixed on the backside of the board indicates whether the micro bit has power from the usb cable or batteries.
- Yellow USB LED: This LED indicator lights up when you flash a program file.
- Reset & power button: You can reset the microbit and run your program from the start by pressing the Reset button.