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Kitronik Klip Motor Driver for BBC micro:bit

$27.50 inc GST $26.39 inc GST

The Klip Motor Driver for the BBC micro:bit does much more than just drive motors. It also breaks out pins 0, 1, 2, 3V and GDN. All of these pads are designed specifically for use with crocodile clips and banana plugs.

Brand: KitronikSKU: 57196138N/A MPN: 5655 Availability : In StockOut of stockOut of stock

Frequently Bought Together

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  • BBC micro:bit v2 Single (Board Only - Bulk Packaging)
Total price:$53.35 inc GST $50.59 inc GST
Works with BBC micro:bit V1 & V2

The Klip Motor Driver for the BBC micro:bit does much more than just drive motors. It also breaks out pins 0, 1, 2, 3V and GDN (just like the main pads on the BBC micro:bit itself), and there’s a ZIP LED output as well, along with the battery voltage and another GND connection. All of these pads are designed specifically for use with crocodile clips and banana plugs. That means no soldering or fiddling with connection blocks. Also, the pads have been designed and spaced to make it difficult to short two together with crocodile clips. This makes it ideal for use with younger children who can build buggies with little more than a couple of motors, a chassis, some elastic bands and the clip motor driver.

It can run two DC motors simultaneously, both clockwise and counter-clockwise, and at varying speeds. Some examples of motors to use would be right angled geared hobby motors and solderless gearmotors. The ZIP LED output connection is ideally suited for use with the ZIP Hex boards, as they also have croc-clip connections.

The main BBC micro:bit pin breakout section is great for controlling the Kitronik :CITY products, such as:

The board also features status LEDs. There are LEDs for board powered on, pins 0, 1, 2, 3 and also the two motor outputs. The motor indicator LEDs don't just monitor activity, they also indicate which direction each motor is running in, green for forwards and red for backwards. These LEDs don't just look nice, they are a great way of visually troubleshooting your code and they even allow you test your code without having to connect motors or devices to pins 0, 1, 2, 3.

Power is provided via the integrated battery supply (3 x AA, 4.5V), and the board then produces a regulated 3.3V supply which is fed into the 3V and GND connections to power the connected BBC micro:bit, removing the need to power the BBC micro:bit separately.

Kitronik have produced a set of custom blocks for the MakeCode editor to simplify using the Klip Motor Driver. To add them to the editor, select the cog icon in the top right of the editor. Then, select Extensions from the drop down menu and in the search bar type and enter Kitronik. Pick the tile from the list and the new blocks will be added to the menu in the editor. We've also included blocks within this package for driving any ZIP LEDs you attach to the board. These are primarily for allowing younger children to write code using blocks that are easier to use other coding blocks for addressable LEDs.

Note: If the BBC micro:bit is powered via its USB connector, and there are no batteries inserted, there will be no power at the 3V output connection – this is to provide some overcurrent protection for the BBC micro:bit.

Features

  • Drive 2x DC Motors simultaneously, both clockwise and counter-clockwise.
  • It breaks out Pins 0, 1, 2, 3V and GDN (just like the main pads on the BBC micro:bit itself).
  • Connect to the pads with crocodile clips and banana plugs.
  • There is also an out put design specifically for ZIP LEDs.
  • The main BBC micro:bit pin breakout section is great for controlling the Kitronik :CITY products.
  • Power is provided via the integrated battery supply.
  • Output and motor driver status lights for troubleshooting and testing code prior to attaching motors and devices.

Includes

  • 1x Klip Motor Driver for the BBC micro:bit
  • Dimensions: 72 x 70mm (LxW)
  • Operating Voltage (Vcc): 4.5V (3 x AA batteries).
  • Regulated Voltage (supply BBC micro:bit): 3.3V.
  • Max Current (@ rated Vcc):
  • 6A (Total from switched supply)
  • 150mA (Total from 3V output, allowing 100mA for BBC micro:bit)
  • 15mA (Total from BBC micro:bit IO pins at any one time)
  • Croc-clip Connections:
  • 1x 3.3V Output
  • 1x V Output (battery voltage)
  • 2x GND
  • 3x BBC micro:bit IO Pins (Pins 0, 1 and 2)
  • 1x ZIP LED Signal Output
  • 2x Motor Outputs (2 channels each)

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Kitronik Klip Motor Driver for BBC micro:bit

$27.50 inc GST $26.39 inc GST