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BitMaker Lite - Grove Expansion Board for Micro:bit (3 Grove Ports)

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BitMaker Lite is a more compact version of BitMaker. It has only 3 Grove ports, but this is sufficient for many projects. The plug & play convenience means you can easily implement a project using a grove module for example a gesture sensor which according adjusts the colours of an RGB LED strip.

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The BitMaker Lite is essentially a micro:bit shield, which breaks out the micro:bit connections and makes it easy for you to interface with other devices through the broken out pins, Grove ports for additional Grove sensors, as well an onboard buzzer.
BitMaker Lite is a simplified version of the BitMaker and is primarily designed for users who are beginning to learn and use the micro:bit. You can easily slide the micro:bit into the BitMaker Lite. The included buzzer, means the BitMaker Lite enables a lot of interesting audio projects, e.g. a fruit piano (to implement the fruit piano you will also need alligator clips).
It has 3 connection ports for Grove modules, allowing beginners to explore many different micro:bit's projects with diverse functions. If you haven't heard of Grove before, Grove is a Seeed Studio series which you can read more about here.

Of course if you are a veteran electronics tinkerer, all the micro:bit pins are broken out so you could solder extra connections to electronic modules to suit your project.
We recommend that you consider the BitStarter Kit. BitStarter Kit consists of a slide potentiometer, an ultrasonic sensor and a servo to implement various kinds of creative and fun ideas or designs.

*New look, same quality! Seeed micro:bit series now has new packaging (as shown in picture) 


  • Plug and play
  • Three Grove interface ports (1 of which is I2C)
  • Built in buzzer
  • Compact design
  • Keeps touch pins of micro:bit accessible
  • Provides micro:bit expansion component holes
  • Microsoft MakeCode Compatible ~ A Powerful Programming Platform
  • MakeCode is a widely-used graphical programming software which allows you to program the micro:bit. You can easily use it through a web browser.
  • Professional and Detailed accompanying course materials

Educational Focus

With the BitStarter Kit, students will develop open source electronics understanding as well as programming skills. Students must exercise creative thinking and use their hands as they design their own projects, customising functions through graphical programming. Not only can kids build knowledge of the modules and graphical programming, but they can also learn how to create their own DIY projects.

This product is suitable for: 

Maker teachers / DIY hobbyists / upper-primary, lower-high school students / micro:bit users/ homeschooling educators


Piano Player

Make a simple music player with the onboard buzzer of the BitMaker Lite.

Fun Gyroscope

Using the micro:bit together with BitMaker Lite, you can make the music respond to different orientations: when the micro:bit faces different ways, it will play different music!


When you shake the microbit, the matrix with randomly choose to display scissors, rock or paper symbol so you can play with your friends!

Part List 

  • 1x BitMaker Lite
  • 1x User Guide

Technical Specifications

Power Supply:via micro USB cable

Working Voltage: 5V

Working Current: 1.5A (Max) built in overcurrent protection

Breakouts component holes from micro:bit edge connector

Reserves touchable pins from micro:bit

Up to 3 Grove ports (of which one is an I2C port)

Built-in buzzer for playing melody

Plug and play

Compatible with Microsoft Makecode and microPython

Package Dimensions:

(L) 40* (W) 58.3* (H) 60(mm)


15 (g)

Age for Use:

8 +


HSCODE 8517709000
USHSCODE 8517180050
EUHSCODE 8517180000
RoHS 1




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