The Kitronik: MOVE mini buggy for the BBC micro: bit provides a fun introduction to robotics. The: MOVE mini is a 2-wheeled robot suitable for stand-alone operation, remote control projects via a Bluetooth application or driven using a second BBC micro: bit as a controller via microbit radio functionality.
URL Tutorial Showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7I4FW3mTr0
Note: Micro:bit card not included / Micro USB cable not included
The Kitronik: MOVE mini is powered by two continuously rotating servos. The speed of these servos can be controlled by simply changing the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signal to the servo, which is easy to do using the Servo blocks in the Microsoft MakeCode Block editor. We have also produced custom Kitronik blocks for the Servo: Lite to make the coding task as quick and painless as possible, see the resources section at the bottom of this page for more information.
The buggy also has 5 individually addressable RGB LEDs (NeoPixel compatible), which can be used as indicators, back-up lights, etc…
It is possible to add a pen or other additional parts to the kit to increase the range of tasks for which it can be used.
The included Kitboard: MOVE servo can also be used in conjunction with a BBC micro: bit to build other motion based projects. We have produced a wide range of tutorials and guides which can be found in the resources section below. We have guides detailing; how to control a third servo, how to code the buggy to draw shapes, how to write code for on-board ZIP LEDs, how to code the buggy for Bluetooth control and how to use a second microbit as a controller.
This kit requires mechanical assembly.
If you use this kit in conjunction with an add-on, soldering may be required.
The maximum space for the USB cable jacket is 6mm, so it is necessary to add a cable with a size of 5.5mm or less.
Micro:bit card not included / Micro USB cable not included
- The kit offers a fun introduction to the world of DIY robotics
- Add code for stand-alone operation
- Use in conjunction with an application and control it via Bluetooth
- Use the radio function and a second microbit as a controller
- Attach a pen and code the robot to draw shapes
- 1 x Chassis parts kit
- 2 x Micro 360 degree continuous rotation servo motors with accessories
- 1 x Servo: Lite card
- 2 x M3 6mm countersunk screw
- 5 x M3 8mm cast screw
- 6 x M2 16mm steel pan head screw
- 6 x M2 Full width hex nut
- 3 x AAA batteries
- Length: 80mm
- Width: 65mm
- Height: 70mm