The BBC launched the Micro:Bit single-board microcontroller back in 2015 as an education tool for kids in an effort to get them actively involved in writing software and project development. While the development board is a big hit with kids, it’s equally popular with makers of all ages and has been used as the foundation in creating a myriad of great projects- from musical instruments to weather stations.
Like any other development board, the Micro:Bit can make use of add-ons and accessories to increase its capabilities and expand project applications. While other boards such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino have a vast range of plugin modules and components over the Micro:Bit, it still has a respectable repository of hardware to enhance its application spread. With that in mind, we’ll take a look at some of the add-ons and accessories that can be had for the tiny development microcontroller.
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Pi Supply’s IoT Micro:Bit LoRa node brings long-range wireless communication to the Micro:Bit, and comes packed with RAK811 LoRa radio embedded with the full LoRaWAN Stack, making it easy to connect your project to the Things Network. The board can be configured to use either the 868MHz or 915MHz frequencies, supports LoRaWAN Connections and LoRaP2P Modes, and features an onboard antenna and u.FL connector for additional external antennas.
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