0

BBC micro:bit and Adafruit hardware with zbit:connect

Nevil Hunt demoed a nifty system to connect boards like Adafruit’s displays and sensor breakouts to the BBC micro:bit.  The zbit:connect system uses simple screw and bolt connections to attach boards and send power & data.  This is great for quickly swapping out devices without soldering or even stacking boards for a compact project build.  This looks great for using with MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit too!   Nevil writes:

zbit:connect’ is a range of add-on boards for the BBC micro:bit developed by innovations in education which use a unique custom connector system allowing multiple boards to be simply ‘bolted’ onto the micro:bit allowing additional boards to be connected in the X, Y and Z direction thus enhancing and expanding the micro:bit’s educational possibilities!

Auxiliary connectors on these boards make it easy to add a vast range of 3rd party Sensors, Displays and Wireless Interface boards. The ‘zbit:connect multi display board’ demonstrates 5 Adafruit display boards and 2 Adafruit sensor boards controlled by a micro:bit with software written in Micro Python, connected by a number of zbit:builder and zbit:toolbelt boards and powered by zbit:power.

 
The ‘zbit:connect’ range is still in development but will be demonstrated at the IoT Tech Expo Global 2017 at Olympia, London 23rd – 24th January.


Join 4,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Learn “How Computers Work” with Bill Gates, Ladyada and more – From Code.org !

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The Public Radio’s inventory dashboard

Wearables — Glue for the occasion

Electronics — Ew! Sticky!

Biohacking — Using Insulin Load for Better Sleep and Recovery

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.