The Adafruit CRICKIT for micro:bit is a very nifty add-on. With it, you can extend the capabilities of the micro:bit to include additional inputs/outputs, capacitive touch input, servo control and DC motor control.

These functions can be accessed via the Arduino IDE with the following tutorials:

This guide presents using CRICKIT functions via MicroPython. MicroPython was started by author Damien George to allow Python programming on microcontrollers like the micro:bit. CircuitPython is a fork of MicroPython that Adafruit started to make Python on microcontrollers easier for beginners. Unfortunately, CircuitPython will not fit onto the limited memory of the micro:bit. 

There are significant differences between MicroPython and CircuitPython. This tutorial focuses on using MicroPython on micro:bit with an Adafruit CRICKIT robotics controller attached.

Parts

The British Invasion is here! No, not music...microcontrollers! New to the USA is the newest and easiest way to learn programming and electronics - the BBC...
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Sometimes we wonder if robotics engineers ever watch movies. If they did, they'd know that making robots into slaves always ends up in a robot rebellion. Why even go down that...
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This is your standard USB A-Plug to Micro-USB cable. It's 2 meters long so you'll have plenty of cord to work with for those longer extensions.
$4.95
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This is an FCC/CE certified and UL listed power supply. Need a lot of 5V power? This switching supply gives a clean regulated 5V output at up to 2000mA. 110 or 240 input, so it works...
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A breadboard and some parts are used to demonstrate certain functions - feel free to only get the parts you may want to use for your project.

1 x Half Breadboard
Half-size breadboard
1 x Micro Servo
Tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees
1 x DC Motor
Toy / Hobby Motor - 130 Size
1 x 10K potentiometer
Breadboard size trim pot
1 x LEDs
Diffused 5mm LED Pack - 5 LEDs each in 5 Colors - 25 Pack
1 x Breadboard Buttons
Tactile Button switch (6mm) x 20 pack

This guide was first published on May 15, 2019. It was last updated on May 15, 2019.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 22, 2021.

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