Providing Technology Solutions To The Classroom !
Although the micro:bit is a wonderful platform, the classroom management and the workshop management of all the supporting accessories is a challenge.
Introducing the exhi:bit - a prototyping and development system for the BBC micro:bit.
This system enables a student to go from a prototype to a finished, more permanent project seamlessly. But more importantly, it can be reused time and time again.
Exhi:bit has an edge connector socket which the micro:bit plugs into. As soon as the micro:bit is plugged in, you are ready to start creating.
Exhi:bit has all the micro:bit pins broken out to header connectors, for connection to plugin exhi:bit daughter boards and plugin classroom project boards, but also two generous pads on the edge of the board - so you can connect to your project with conductive thread, banana jacks or crocodile clips.
A generous prototyping area is provided for users who wish to create permanent projects, directly onto the exhi:bit or you can use a DIY Daughter board to easily sway projects.
By using the supplied breadboard and adapter plate, temporary circuits are a breeze!
All of the circuits you create on your exhi:bit can be powered by using a 5-9V DC power supply (not included) or the micro:USB port. The micro USB port isn't intended for programming the micro:bit - we just provided it as a convenient way to power the board. The on-board regulator ensures the voltage is micro:bit friendly.
How many times have you opened your drawer to find a board and had no idea what it was for? Three areas on the exhi:bit are provided for taking notes using a sharpie marker or similar, so you can keep track of which project is on which board - or which student has created the project.