Air:bit is a drone kit for the BBC micro:bit which you build, code and then fly.
Note: This kit does not include the micro:bit
Air:Bit combines the micro:bits ease of use with the excitement of a drone. It is the world's first ever developed micro:bit drone, combining the relevant skills for mastering the future of technology. It is a STEAM learning kit, which will engage students with a more practical and creative way of learning. It is fully repairable and withstands a lot of crashes. The best of all - it is affordable comparing to other drones, With the Air:bit, it's possible to add a camera. This way you can use the Air:bit to take pictures and even do FPV flights. Make:code or java-programming Programmable remote and app Advanced measurements in real-time Upgradeable for multiple sensors
Air:bit in education
Air:bit is a true STEAM learning tool. As a teacher you can dive into following subjects:
Physics: Electronics, electromechanics, aerodynamics, acceleration and gravity
Math: Geometry, functions, scale factors and vectors
Technology: Bluetooth, telemetry, data logging, lithium battery technology
Arts: Design a drone frame using materials like wood or 3d-printing. Invent your own flying machine.
Air:bit is also perfect to conduct experiments wheredata loggingis needed. You can collect data like temperature, battery voltage and acceleration in real time and store it for analysis in spreadsheets. Data logging can be done using the Android App or another micro:bit.
You are in control
Choose between 3 methods to pilot Air:bit:
iOS app: Use themicro:bit app for iPhone or iPad
Android app: Use our Android app, made withMIT App Inventor
Another micro:bit: Use another micro:bit and its motion sensor, buttons and screen to remotely operate your Air:bit using ergonomic motion.
Usage: Indoor and outdoor, not colder than 15 degrees celcius
Size: about 120x110x30 cm
Weight: about 90 gram (take off weight)
Frame materials: Birch plywood, nylon screws
Flight time: up to 7 minutes on each battery
Operating range: 50-100 meter (Bluetooth long range)
Altitude: Max 50 meter recommended
Remote control: Android App, iOS app, or another micro:bit
Telemetry: Acceleration, battery voltage, temperature and more
Sensor support: TOF (distance), Sonar, Barometer* (*soldering might be required)
I/O Ports: Serial, I2C,PWM, Analog Voltage