Introducing Air:bit, a drone kit for the BBC micro:bit which you build, code and then fly.
Air:bit is a STEAM learning kit, which will engage students with a practical and creative way of learning.
Air:bit combines the micro:bits ease of use with the excitement and engagement of flying a drone. Air:bit is the world's first ever developed micro:bit drone, combining the relevant skills for mastering the future of coding, engineering and technology.
With Air:bit, you take the STEM a step further.... First, build and code your own drone, next, control it with code, an Ipad or Android app, or build your own controller using another micro:bit. Once you've learned about engines, aerodynamics, batteries and more, you can design and fabricate your own frames using a 3d printer, laser cutter or any other skill and technology you want to bring to the class - fit in classes as science, arts and crafts, coding and programming, engineering, mathematics and more!
Key Features of the MakeKit Air:bit
- Make:code or java-programming
- Fly using a programmable remote (using a 2nd micro:bot) and app (IOS and Andriod)
- Advanced measurements in real-time
- Upgradeable with Camera and multiple sensors
With the Air:bit, it's possible to add a camera and sensors - which means you can extend the ways you can use the Air:bit to take pictures and even do FPV and advanced autonomous flights.
What's included with the Air:bit?
- 1 MakeKit Lithium (LiPo) battery
- 1 MakeKit Air:bit board
- 1 Air:bit plywood frame
- 1 remote plywood holder
- 13 nylon screw
- 11 nuts
- 4 spacers
- 4 copper barrel nuts
- 8 propeller
- 4 Electric engines
- 1 red silicone ring
- 1 Rubber band
- 4 Wedges
- Accessory from cardboard box
The Air:bit comes with a 1 year warranty. This does not cover consumable parts such as propellers and cardboard accessories. The air:bit is fully repairable (by students) and should withstand a lot of crashes.
micro:bits are not included as standard with this kit.