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Air:bit Drone for micro:bit

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.
  • Programming: Blocks, Javascript or Python

Air:bit is also perfect to conduct experiments where data logging is 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 the micro:bit app for iPhone or iPad 
  • Android app: Use our Android app, made with MIT 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.

Tech Specs 

  • 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
  • Programming languages: Makecode blocks, Javascript, Python, MIT App Inventor blocks