Meet the bit:booster, designed by educators for getting the most out of the micro:bit in the classroom.
The bit:booster is full of features to explore the world of physical computing with the micro:bit without any extra components. Start coding exciting projects out of the box.
When you are ready to build, the bit:booster makes it easy to extend your projects without limiting your imagination. Have a bit:booster? Start here
Looking for semester-long project ideas? How about a digital pet?
The bit:booster can power 4 motors, most sensors, and comes with 10 Neopixels with jumpers to add additional strips or panels. It also has an on board piezo buzzer for generating music.
The board is designed to make building easy. Add inputs and outputs with ease using common connectors as alligator clips, wire, probes, conductive thread, Grove clips, jumpers, and even Lego.
New to physical computing and programming? Each bit:booster includes 5 How To cards to get you started. Download the full set here.
MOre Lights = more possibilites
The bit:booster adds 10 NeoPixels to the micro:bit (and the ability to connect even more using common jumpers). Using just the bit:booster and micro:bit, you can now make a face or bring data to life. Explore how various combinations of the 5X5 LED array and NeoPixel colors can create various expressions, creatures and data feedback.
Making music is easy
There’s no need to dig up alligator clips, or an aux cable and speaker.
The bit:booster has an on-board piezo buzzer. And it is connected to port 0 which is the default port for Microsoft’s MakeCode so the blocks work directly.
Start composing songs, download and listen!
Power motors with ease
Whether you’re making a robot, virtual pet or automating a task, you need a motor to make things move. The bit:booster is designed to easily power most hobby servo and DC motors (up to 5V). Since all Lego motors are essentially DC motors, you can also power any Lego motors using our cables or making your own.
Build with Lego
As with all Lectrify products, bit:booster is designed to work easily with Lego building kits. This means that not only are there holes sized for Lego studs, but that the entire board is scaled to match to standard Lego spacing to better fit into your Lego creations.