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Micro:bit and BH1745NUC Luminance and Colour Sensor example using the Arduino IDE

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In this article we look at a BH1745NUC Luminance and Colour Sensor and connect it to a Micro:bit Lets have a look at the sensor The BH1745NUC is digital color sensor IC with I²C bus interface....

Micro:bit and BMM150 digital geomagnetic sensor example using the Arduino IDE

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In this article we look at a digital geomagnetic sensor - this time its the BMM150. We will connect this to a micro:bit and use the Arduino IDE for development BMM150 is a low power...

Micro:bit and MMA8452 accelerometer example

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In this example we will connect a MMA8452Q accelerometer  to a Microbit - we will be using the Arduino IDE Lets look at some information about the sensor The MMA8452Q is a smart, low-power, three-axis, capacitive, micromachined accelerometer...

Micro:bit and PCF8575 I/O expander examples

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This 16-bit I/O expander for the two-line bidirectional bus (I2C) is designed for 2.5-V to 5.5-V VCC operation. The PCF8575 device provides general-purpose remote I/O expansion for most microcontroller families by way of the I2C...

Micro:bit and LM75 temperature sensor example

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The LM75 temperature sensor includes a delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter, and a digital overtemperature detector. The host can query the LM75 through its I²C interface to read temperature at any time. The open-drain overtemperature output...

Micro:bit and GY-21P module example

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The GY-21P is an interesting module in that it combines a BMP280 sensor and an SI7021 sensor. The on-board BMP280+SI7021 sensor measures atmospheric pressure from 30kPa to 110kPa as well as relative humidity and...

6 interesting boards to get for your micro:bit to add new functionality

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In this article we will look at some add-on boards for the Micro:bit. The Micro:bit is a terrific development board which has 25 individually-programmable LEDs, buttons , accelerometer, compass and it also supports Bluetooth...

Micro:bit and BMP280 barometric pressure sensor example

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BMP280 is an absolute barometric pressure sensor especially designed for mobile applications. The sensor module is housed in an extremely compact package. Its small dimensions and its low power consumption allow for the implementation...

The MCP3421 A/D converter and the Micro:bit

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The MCP3421 ADC can be used for various high accuracy analog-to-digital data conversion applications where ease of use, low power consumption and small footprint are major considerations.The MCP3421 is a single channel low-noise, high...

Learn the Micro:Bit using the Arduino IDE ebook

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The micro:bit is a great little board for learning, its easy to add support for this in the Arduino IDE which opens up many examples which you can see in this ebook that we...

Micro:bit and dice simulator in python

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This is a fairly simple dice throwing game for the micro:bit, in this example you shake the micro:bit and a dice image will be displayed on the LEDs The example is written in python, I...

Micro:bit and L9110 fan module example

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In this example we connect a Micro:bit to a L9110 fan module. This is a commonly found, basic low cost module which consists of an L9110 chip and a small motor attached. You need...

LIS2DH12 linear accelerometer Micro:bit example

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In this article we connect a LIS2DH12 to a Micro:bit The LIS2DH12 is an ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis linear accelerometer belonging to the “femto” family with digital I2C/SPI serial interface standard output. The LIS2DH12 has user-selectable full scales...

Micro:bit and TMP102 digital sensor example

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In this article we look at the TMP102 digital sensor and we will connect it up to a Micro:bit, again the code is written in the Arduino IDE The TMP102 device is a digital temperature...

Micro:bit and Si1145 sensor example

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Another sensor reaches the desk, this time it is a Si1145 sensor, we will connect it to a Micro:bit and test it out, we will be using the Adduino IDE for this example The Si1145/46/47...