BBC micro:bit Handheld Computer Starter Kit with MI:pro Protective Case and Accessories

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Product Number: SB53379

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Grades 2-12.

BBC micro:bit is a powerful handheld, fully programmable computer designed by the BBC and a number of partners to encourage students to get actively involved in writing software and building new things that will be controlled by it, making this an innovative addition to your STEM/STEAM or coding program. Students write code using one of the easy-to-use editors on, connect their BBC micro:bit board to a computer via USB, then press the compile button in the editor and drop the downloaded file directly onto their micro:bit. Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity allows the BBC micro:bit to wirelessly connect to mobile phones and tablets, take a selfie, or drive the music in a playlist. Based around a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor, BBC micro:bit is 18 times faster and 70 times smaller than the BBC Micro of the 1980s. The Starter Kit contains everything needed to connect BBC micro:bit to a computer and enables it to remain powered once disconnected from the computer.

BBC micro:bit Features

  • Onboard accelerometer and compass sensors
  • Bluetooth® Low Energy and USB connectivity
  • Display consisting of 25 LEDs
  • 2 programmable, user-assignable buttons
  • Device input and outputs are through 5 ring connectors that are part of the 21-pin edge connector
  • Powered by either USB or external battery pack (external battery pack not included)
  • App available for Android™ devices
  • Comes in 1 of 4 color schemes (no color choice)
  • Kit includes BBC micro:bit, 39-3/8 in. L anti-tangle USB cable, battery cage, and 2 AAA batteries

The compact, portable MI:pro protector case not only keeps a BBC micro:bit in perfect condition, it provides full access to the A and B buttons on the BBC micro:bit while labeling them. Full access is also provided to the bottom pins and connections, including the micro USB connector. Case can be stood neatly on a desk, or bolt the battery cage to the back to create a portable unit. Clear case shows the onboard LEDs for added functionality.

Kit Contents

  • BBC micro:bit
  • MI:pro protective case
  • 4 M3 cheese head nylon machine screws
  • Counter sunk M3 5/16 in. (8 mm) screw
  • 5 M3 nylon full nuts
  • Back mounting plate
  • Mid-layer screw hole plate
  • Front plate
  • 2 mid-layer plates
  • 39-3/8 in. L (1 meter) anti-tangle USB cable
  • Battery cage
  • 2 AAA batteries


  • Grades 2 and up
  • BBC micro:bit - 2 in. L x 1-5/8 in. W x 1/2 in. H (52 x 42 x 11.7 mm), MI:pro - 2-5/8 in. L x 1-1/2 in. W x 1-1/16 in. H (67 x 37 x 27 mm)
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries (included) when disconnected from computer
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Item Weight: 0.31
Age: 7 yrs. - 18 yrs.
Brand: Kitronik
Grade: 2 - 12
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
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