Kitronik :CITY Classroom Bundle for BBC micro:bit - 10 x City Mat, MOVE Motor and City Accessories Bundle

$1,025.95
SKU BBC-090

Kitronik :CITY Classroom Bundle for BBC micro:bit 

Everything students need to learn the fundamentals of micro:bits ,using a fun & interactive city scape mat, :MOVE Motor buggies and traffic accessories!

Kitronik :CITY Classroom Bundle for BBC micro:bit INCLUDES:

10 x Ktronik: MOVE mat line following and activity maps - A1 Size

10 x :MOVE Motor Buggies 

20 x STOP:bit

10 x LAMP:bit

10 x ACCESS:bit

1 x How to Guide (on a USB)

*** THIS BUNDLE REQUIRES micro:bits***

***THIS BUNDLE DOES NOT INCLUDE micro:bits***

DESCRIPTION:

Ktronik: MOVE mat line following and activity maps - A1 Size

The :MOVE mat line following and activity maps - A1 size is an accessory for :MOVE moto. It can be used just for fun, or as part of a project in the classroom. The mat is double-sided, with a line following track on one side and a mock-up of a town on the other.

The line following side offers an attractive alternative to having to create a track by hand. No more fighting with a roll of tape and no more cleaning up adhesive residue afterwards. Level up your line following game today!

The town mock-up side provides a great place to set up traffic projects, where other props can be used. Things such as LAMP:bit,  STOP:bit and also ACCESS:bit can be utilized to great effect.

The mat is A1 in size, which is a generous 594mm x 841mm. (33 x 23 inches) When not in use it can either be stored flat or folded up.

Features:

  • A double-sided accessory mat for :MOVE Motor for micro:bit 
  • Great for use at home and in the classroom.
  • On one side there is a line following track and on the other a town mock-up.
  • No more creating line following tracks with tape and no more clean-up afterwards.
  • Create town projects, utilising Kitronik traffic calming type props.
  • When not in use it can be stored flat.
  • Each mat has space for 4 STOP:bit’s, 2 LAMP:bit’s and 2 ACCESS:bit’s, each is marked out by a circle showing either a traffic light, a light or a stop sign
  • Multiple Mats can be rotated so they link together

:MOVE Motor

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Develop your coding skills with the Kitronik :MOVE Motor for micro:bit, a fun introduction to buggies and robotics.

The Kitronik :MOVE Motor for the BBC micro:bit provides a fun introduction to buggy robotics. More than just a programmable buggy, learning to use all of the included features will give the budding roboteer a solid grounding in robotics as a whole.

Learn about movement, how to utilise light and sound, obstacle detection and avoidance, and how to code :MOVE Motor to follow a line. When used in conjunction with the micro:bit's radio features, the possibilities are endless.

Attached to the chassis are two bi-directional DC motors with variable speed control. The wheels have rubber tyres and are a simple push-fit onto the motor shafts. Slot a BBC micro:bit into the edge connector and you are ready to code. There is no other assembly required and no tools required.

There are built-in battery holders for 4x AA batteries. This provides a regulated voltage supply to power the BBC micro:bit which is fed into the edge connector. There is also a power switch to conserve batteries when the buggy is not in use.

The micro:bit slots into the onboard edge connector. Code the micro:bit, plug it into the buggy, switch the power on, and then play.

Features:

  • The Kitronik :MOVE Motor for the BBC micro:bit provides a fun introduction to buggy robotics and coding.
  • It is backed up by a range of fun tutorials to introduce you to all of the great features.
  • All of the tutorials and resources are free.
  • There is no soldering required and assembly is quick and super simple.
  • The buggy features two bi-direction DC motors.
  • There are ultrasonic distance and line following sensors onboard.
  • It also features a Piezo sounder and pen mount.
  • There are 4 full-colour programable ZIP LEDs.
  • Two pin outputs that are ideal for servo connections (can be used for other inputs and outputs).
  • The battery holder is built onto the chassis.
  • The buggy is also fitted with a power switch to conserve the batteries.
  • There is also an onboard edge connector for the micro:bit, code, plug and play.
  • Kitronik has produced custom MakeCode blocks to simplify coding with the MakeCode editor.

Contents:

  • 1 x :MOVE Motor chassis.
  • 2 x Wheel and tires
  • 1 x Booklet

LAMP:bit

The LAMP:bit features connections which allow the micro:bit to be bolted/clipped directly to it. It has been designed to replicate a streetlight, in form and function. This is a great board for use in transportation projects and has been designed to fit the same aesthetic as the STOP:bit so that they can be used together in the same projects.

The board also features a phototransistor that can be used to react to changes in ambient light levels, thus switching on and off the white LED autonomously. For timed switching, the project could include the Kitronik RTC board for a different type of autonomy.

Power is supplied to the board from the micro:bit that is connected to it via the 0V and 3V pins.

 Features:

  • The LAMP:bit is an accessory for the BBC micro:bit that replicates a street light.
  • It features a built in phototransistor for autonomous switching.
  • The micro:bit can bolt-on/clip-on to the board.
  • Follows the same aesthetic as the STOP:bit.
  • It can be used in conjunction with the STOP:bit for larger projects.
  • We have created custom code blocks for the MakeCode Editor that are available as an Extension to the editor.
  • The bottom of the LAMP:bit PCB snaps off to form a stable cross base.

Contains:

Dimensions:

  • Height: 135mm.
  • Width: 75mm.
  • Base Width: 42mm.

 STOP:bit

The STOP:bit for the BBC micro:bit is the ultimate upgrade for traffic light/pedestrian crossing projects. Not only does it make coding the project a breeze, the board is supplied pre-assembled so you don't even need to fire up the soldering iron. Love it or hate it, variations of the pedestrian crossing project have been around for decades. When I did mine, it was on a 6502 EMMA board and coded with Assembly and it also included a level crossing. Thankfully, tapping low level programming languages into a hexadecimal keypad is now a thing of the past. The Kitronik STOP:bit is a purpose built accessory that can only lead to a more enjoyable project with a nicer looking end result.

The STOP:bit is a bolt-on/clip-on board for the BBC micro:bit replicating a traffic light. The PCB has been designed to have the same physical features of a traffic light, with the addition of a BBC micro:bit as the pedestrian crossing control box. The STOP:bit has 3 10mm diameter LEDs. Each of these LEDs is driven from one of the BBC micro:bit IO pins. Power to the LEDs is supplied from the BBC micro:bit connections. STOP:bit is supplied with 4 countersunk screws which gives you the option of bolting the microbit directly onto the STOP:bit. Alternatively, crocodile clips can be used between the pads on the STOP:bit and the corresponding pads on the microbit.

If your scope is larger than a single traffic light, you can use the microbits radio module to communicate with other lights if they also have a microbit attached. This is great for exploring traffic management in a town or city.

We have also had some custom blocks added to the MakeCode Editor to make the job of coding this project much more simple. This will allow you to do this project in class with younger students. This is further reinforced by STOP:bit being pre-assembled, so there is no soldering or fiddly mechanical fixings, other than those used to secure the microbit, to worry about. However, you are not confined to using our custom blocks, you can also use the 'digital write pin' block.

To add our custom blocks to the editor; Click on the cog in the top right of the editor and select 'Add Package' from the menu. This will open a dialog window with a search box. Type Kitronik into the search box and all of our custom blocks will appear as tiles. Scroll down and select the tile tittled 'kitronik-stopbit' and it will be added to the blocks menu.

Features:

  • Upgrade your microbit traffic light/pedestrian crossing projects.
  • Code it with the Microsoft MakeCode Editor.
  • We have added some custom blocks to the MakeCode Editor to make the job of coding more straightforwards, which opens up the project to younger children.
  • Attach the BBC micro:bit directly to STOP:bit for a tidy wireless project.
  • It comes pre-assembled and looks great.
  • If using multiple STOP:bits you can use radio to coordinate traffic management.

Contains:

Dimensions:

  • Length: 120mm.
  • Base Width: 38mm.
  • Height: 15.6mm.
  • PCB Thickness: 1.6mm.

ACCESS:bit

The ACCESS:bit is a bolt-on/clip-on board for the BBC micro:bit that simulates an access barrier. It includes a switch for turning the integrated 3xAAA battery supply on and off and also a buzzer for sound. The ACCESS:bit joins the family of transportation/pedestrian crossing micro:bit accessories, that also includes; the STOP:bit and LAMP:bit

The ACCESS:bit is supplied with a single servo, a barrier, and all of the required fixings. Once the microbit has been fitted to the ACCESS:bit its LED matrix is fully visible and therefore can be used to display warning signals, stop/go symbols or as a light sensor for autonomous actions.

The ACCESS:bit has been designed to allow for connection to the micro:bit via the supplied M3 countersunk screws or via crocodile clips. For pinout information, please refer to the Datasheet

Kitronik has also produced a set of custom MakeCode editor blocks that make it possible to simplify the task of coding, thus opening up this activity to younger students.

To add the custom blocks to the MakeCode menu, select the cog in the top right of the editor. Then, select Extensions from the drop down menu. This will bring up the search box, search for Kitronik. Now, select the ACCESS:bit tile and the blocks will be added to the editor.

Note:

  • The ACCESS:bit does not include a micro:bit. The micro:bit is available separately; 
  • This kit requires some mechanical assembly.

Features:

  • The ACCESS:bit is an accessory for the BBC micro:bit that simulates an access barrier.
  • It features and on/off switch, integrated battery cage and buzzer for sound.
  • The micro:bit can bolt-on/clip-on to the board.
  • It follows the same aesthetic as the STOP:bit and LAMP:bit
  • It can be used in conjunction with the STOP:bit and LAMP:bit for larger projects.
  • We have created custom code blocks for the MakeCode Editor that are available as an Extension to the editor.

Contents:

  • 1 x ACCESS:bit with integrated battery cage. 
  • 5 x M3 Countersunk screws and M3 nuts.
  • 1 x 180 degree servo.
  • A single access barrier.

Dimensions:

  • Height: 89mm.
  • Max Width (with barrier fully extended): 125mm.
  • Max Depth (with servo affixed): 30mm.
  • PCB Thickness: 1.6mm.

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