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BitWear - Smart Wearable for micro:bit

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114991852

BitWear is a low-cost compact accessory for micro:bit users to make fun wearable gadgets, sew it onto your outfit or use a strap to make your own smartwatch or wearable metronome.

$11.90
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PRODUCT DETAILS

Description

BitWear is a low-cost compact accessory for micro:bit users to make fun wearable gadgets.

There is a vibration motor, a buzzer and an addressable RGB LED on board, all designed for your fun wearable projects.The board also allows you to turn off the motor and pixels with switches so you can use the touch pins or the breakout holes for other uses.

The BitWear is simply attached to the micro:bit with 5 screws (M3x5mm),and powered with two CR2032 batteries, which are securely clipped in and unable to be taken out unless you unscrew the BitWear.

Our goal design for the BitWear is to maximise micro:bit functions while minimising the space footprint to provide new micro:bit users with a enriched wearble experience. Our BitWearable Kit comes with a handy strap so for all your strapping projects, we suggest you consider the BitWearable Kit.

Key Features

  • Easy installation, screw into threaded nuts of the bitwear
  • Compact design, same footprint as a microbit
  • Adds commonly used wearable features like RGB LEDs, buzzer, and vibration motor, but also has expansion capabilities if you need it in your project
  • Easy to source 3v button batteries for power supply, you can power it with one of two CR2032/CR2025/CR2020 batteries
  • Includes on/off power switches and power indication lights
  • Microsoft MakeCode Compatible:

    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.

  • Supports mPython programming
  • Professional and detailed teaching courses: whether you are an educator or home user, we provide course materials made just for the Bitwear for free. For more information, please visit make2learn

Compact design

Education Focus

With the BitWear, students will develop open source hardware understanding as well as programming skills. Students must exercise creative thinking and use their hands as they design their own wearable, customising functions through graphical programming.

Programming Platform

MakeCode: https://makecode.microbit.org/

MakeCode for beginners:https://microbit.org/get-started/first-steps/set-up/

Introduction:

Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate code simulation results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. MakeCode aims at inspiring people to explore computer science and creative coding. Leaners can immediately start programming when logging in it and find the real-world applications of computer science.

Recommended Ages: All ages

Features: easy-to-use and user-friendly; supports programming on a wide range of hardware and has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code.

Related Course Material

Make 2 Learn: https://make2learn.tinkergen.com

TinkerGen has created an online learning platform called Make2Learn which contains our own course materials for a wide range of STEAM educators and programming hobbyists. You can view online or download the included videos, lesson plans and source code once you activate a course


This product is suitable for:

  • Maker teachers
  • DIY hobbyists
  • Primary, lower-high school students
  • Micro:bit users
  • Homeschooling educators

Project Examples

Daydreaming Alarm

Convert your micro:bit into a drowsiness detector. Wear it on your body, and if you accidentally fall asleep during class, it will play a melody to wake you up!

Rock-Paper-Scissors

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

Light Detector

Wear the micro:bit around your neck. If it detects that the brightness level is higher than 800, a smiley face will be displayed on the LEDs, else; there will be a crying face. The LED brightness can also be set to automatically adjust based on the environmental brightness. 

 

Part List

1x

BitWear Expansion board

Screw driver

5x

Phillips round head screws M3x5mm

Technical Specifications

Working Voltage: 5V
Working Current: 1.5A (Max)
Power supply: one or two CR2032/CR2025/CR2020 batteries
ON/OFF Power switch with LED indicator
Built-in speaker for playing melody, vibration motor and addressable RGB LED
Broken out component holes for you to add additional modules

Package Dimensions:

50(L) * 50 (W) * 50 (H) (mm)

Weight

30 (g)

Age for Use:

6+

ECCN/HTS

HSCODE 8517709000
UPC
ROHS 1

LEARN AND DOCUMENTS

Learn

This is the wiki page for this product, which will show you how to use the product, as well as details about the software and hardware.

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