Elecfreaks has launched a robot kit designed for BBC Micro:bit that comprised of a chassis, and Ring:bit board with 3 channels of GPIO, among which 2 channels are used for driving servos.
The kit can be used to teach children to control a mini car using Microsoft MakeCode visual programming editor.
- Supports up to 3 servos with up to 2x external line detection modules when being shifted to P2.
- Misc – Power switch, function selection
- Power Supply
- 3x AAA batteries.
- Input Voltage – 3.9V-4.5V DC
- Dimension – 65.00 x 51.70 mm
- Weight – 27 grams
The rest of the kit includes plastic parts for the chassis, two plastic gears, two servos, as well as screws for assembly.
Documentation is somewhat limited, but you’ll find a user guide at the bottom of Ring:bit board product page, and the company points to a tutorial on Tinkercademy.
Ring:bit car kit can be purchased for $19.90 on Elecfreaks, and you’ll need to add your own Micro:bit board and battery, or if you just want to use your own chassis, you can buy Ring:bit board only for $7.90.
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