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Kitronik :GAME Controller for the BBC micro:bit

$29.70 inc GST

This product does not Include a BBC micro:bit. The BBC micro:bit can be purchased separately here. The Kitronik :GAME Controller for the BBC micro:bit is a retro gaming accessory for the BBC...

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This product does not Include a BBC micro:bit. The BBC micro:bit can be purchased separately here.

Works with BBC micro:bit V1 & V2

The Kitronik :GAME Controller for the BBC micro:bit is a retro gaming accessory for the BBC microbit. It is a programmable gamepad-style controller enabling a better gaming experience on the micro:bit itself, or the ability to control other devices over micro:bit radio.

The :GAME Controller is similar in design and features to the the :GAME ZIP 64, only without the ZIP LED screen. This offers great value if the micro:bits own LED matrix is sufficient for the game or when it will be used to control other devices such as robots and buggies. It will also be much lighter on power consumption than its larger/older sibling.

It features on-board sound, 4 x directional buttons, 2 fire buttons, haptic feedback, and breakout points so shoulder buttons can be added. All of these features are fully programmable. The board is powered by two AA batteries, which also power the attached micro:bit.

The micro:bit connects to the board via the Edge Connector on the :GAME Controller. The micro:bit should be inserted firmly into the edge connector, ensuring that the micro:bit LED display is facing in the same direction as the front of the :GAME Controller.

Note: External Channels: Care should be taken when using the external breakouts for pins 19 and 20 as GPIOs, as this can cause issues with the I2C devices on the micro:bit itself (e.g. compass and accelerometer).

Kitronik :GAME Controller Features

  • A hand-held gaming solution for the BBC micro:bit.
  • Fully programmable on-board sound, directional buttons, fire buttons, and haptic feedback.
  • Breakout pads for adding shoulder buttons.
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable game-play.
  • It can also be coded to be a controller for your buggy or robotics projects.
  • Kitronik have created custom code blocks for the MakeCode Editor that are available as an Extension to the editor.
  • The board features an on/off switch to power the board on/off or to act as a reset if the :GAME Controller is in an enclosure where the micro:bits own reset switch cannot be accessed.

Kitronik :GAME Controller Includes

  • 1x :GAME Controller for the BBC microbit
  • Dimensions: 155 x 60 x 30.5mm (LxWxH)
  • Operating Voltage (Vcc): 3V (2 x AA Batteries)
  • Max Current (All on -board devices and BBC micro:bit in use: 220mA
  • Number of external channels: 2 x I2C/IO pins (each IO pin rated at 3.3V at 5ma)

Requirements

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Kitronik :GAME Controller for the BBC micro:bit

$29.70 inc GST