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BBC MicroBit V2

Overview

The Micro Bit (also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylized as micro:bit) is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK.

The board is 4 cm × 5 cm and has an ARM Cortex-M4F processor, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, a microphone, two programmable buttons, and can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that are part of the 23-pin edge connector.

BBC Micro Bit V2

BBC Micro Bit V2 (Credit: http://microbit.org/)

More information about the board can be found at the microbit website 1.

Hardware

The micro:bit-v2 has the following physical features:

  • 25 individually-programmable LEDs

  • 2 programmable buttons

  • Microphone sensors

  • Physical connection pins

  • Light and temperature sensors

  • Motion sensors (accelerometer and compass)

  • Wireless Communication, via Radio and Bluetooth 5

  • USB interface

Supported Features

The bbc_microbit_v2 board configuration supports the following hardware features:

Interface

Controller

Driver/Component

NVIC

on-chip

nested vectored interrupt controller

RTC

on-chip

system clock

UART

on-chip

serial port

GPIO

on-chip

gpio

FLASH

on-chip

flash

RADIO

on-chip

Bluetooth

Programming and Debugging

Flashing

Build and flash applications as usual (see Building an Application and Run an Application for more details).

Here is an example for the Hello World application.

First, run your favorite terminal program to listen for output.

$ minicom -D <tty_device> -b 115200

Replace <tty_device> with the port where the micro:bit board can be found. For example, under Linux, /dev/ttyACM0.

Then build and flash the application in the usual way.

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west build -b bbc_microbit samples/hello_world
west flash