‘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 thus enhancing and expanding the micro:bit’s educational possibilities with the aim of helping the micro:bit become the platform to develop “Internet of Things” ideas within education.
The ‘zbit:connect’ range of add-on boards for the BBC micro:bit developed by innovations in education includes:-
zbit:speaker, zbit:builder, zbit:toolbelt, zbit:PiDapter, zbit:shaker, zbit:motor, zbit:Trol, zbit:power, zbit:logic, zbit:kwikconnect, zbit:breadboard and zbit:expander.
These boards use the ‘zbit:connector’ which is a unique custom connector allowing multiple boards to be simply ‘bolted’ on, allowing additional boards to be connected in the X, Y and Z direction! Furthermore, all boards have been designed with auxiliary connectors making it easy to add a vast range of 3rd party Sensors, Display Boards and wireless functions such as WiFi and GPS, giving students the tools to develop their own micro:bit powered “Internet of Things” ideas in the classroom.
At the IoT Tech Expo Global 2017 we will be demonstrating numerous micro:bit controlled gadgets to show the potential of the ‘zbit:connect’ range when powered by BBC micro:bit (which is itself built on the ARM mBed IoT platform), to help equip the students of today with the skills to become the IoT developers of tomorrow!