Micro:Bit Maqueen Educational Programming Robot Car Platform
Maqueen, is a graphical programming robot for STEM education, which inherits playability and simple operation of micro:bit. The Mini-body, interesting features and plug-and-play allow children to quickly learn graphic programming in entertaining, nurturing children's interest in science and logical thinking.
Maqueen is accessible to Mind+ Programming platform now. Mind+ is a Scratch3.0-based graphical programming platform from DFRobot, supporting python, Arduino and other programming platforms. At present, Mind+ has been applied to all kinds of sensors, modules and related educational products.
Note that micro:bit board and batteries are not included.
What is a BBC Micro:Bit?
- Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
- A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
- Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smart phone
- On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall
- A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you're facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets
- Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Connect the micro:bit to other micro:bits, devices, phones, tablets, cameras and other everyday objects
- 20 pin edge connector: This allows t
- he micro:bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector
- Micro-USB controller: This is controlled by a separate processor and presents the micro:bit to a computer as a memory stick
- Five Ring Input and Output (I/O) including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O.
- System LED x 1 (yellow)
What can I do with the BBC Micro:Bit?
Get into programming with this easy-to-use micro:bit and create self-driving cars, music makers, remote controlled selfie-cameras and fun displays amongst much more. The micro:bit has a 25 red LED display in a five by five grid, which lets you create displays of everything from hearts to smiley faces and even scrolling messages. You can use the micro:bit to detect movement, speed, certain metals and even which way you’re facing. All you need is a computer and you’re ready to go, as the micro:bit comes with a microUSB-to-USB lead, two AAA batteries and a battery holder included. You can program games, experiments or robots and connect the micro:bit to a wide range of outputs, from LEDs and speakers to cars and robots, for a range of exciting and interesting activities.
What can I program with my micro:bit?
The BBC micro:bit offers a great introduction to programming. Every LED, button, input, output, accelerometer and magnetometer can be customised and experimented with separately, and everything operates through Bluetooth Smart Technology. The micro:bit can power itself through the USB while it is connected to your computer, or alternatively can be powered by two AAA batteries (included). With its compact size and light weight, you can take your micro:bit anywhere. The software for the micro:bit is internet based and there is also a compatible mobile app that lets you program wherever you go.