SparkFun gamer:bit

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SparkFun gamer:bit

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The SparkFun gamer:bit is a dynamic carrier board for the micro:bit, transforming it into a fully operational gaming system. It boasts a design reminiscent of the iconic Nintendo NES controller and features a four-direction "D-pad" and two action buttons. The micro:bit's two central push buttons serve as start and select functions.

The gamer:bit utilizes an edge connector at its center to connect to the micro:bit, ensuring simple setup and effortless swapping of micro:bits for programming. It offers reliable connections to all the micro:bit pins. Additional poke home connectors on the board's reverse side correspond to each gamer:bit button, enabling the use of external parts to control games.

The micro:bit is a compact, pocket-sized computer that empowers users to explore their creativity with digital technology. Combined with the SparkFun gamer:bit, it can be coded, customized, and controlled to create anything from robots to musical instruments, demonstrating its immense versatility.

Please note that the SparkFun gamer:bit does not include a micro:bit board, which must be purchased separately.

Key Features:

  • Edge connector for seamless use with the micro:bit
  • Full direction “D-pad”
  • Two action buttons
  • NES controller style design
  • Poke home connectors for external inputs (i.e., arcade joystick and buttons)

Relevant Documents:

  • Schematic
  • Eagle Files
  • Experiment Guide
  • micro:bit Getting Started Guide
  • About micro:bit Page
  • micro:bit Apps
  • GitHub


Brand information
Brand Sparkfun
More infoMicro:arcade Kit Experiment Guide -
Size info
Length70 mm
Width160 mm
Height15 mm
Weight109,6 g
€ 6,85€ 5,65 Excl. VAT (NL)
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Delivered in 5 to 10 days
Shipped from € 3,50 (NL) 30 days cooling-off Excellent service

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