Product description: Kittenbot meowbit - programmable portable game console
Kittenbot meowbit is a miniature, portable game console with dimensions of 52 x 76 x 12 mm, which is similar to a payment card based on a micro:bit board. It can easily fit in your pocket, so it's fully mobile. It has a 1.8 inch TFT LCD display presenting a full color palette, light and temperature sensor, gyroscope and buzzer. The whole is handled by 32-bit Cortex-M4 processor (STM32F401RET6). The console has 2 programmable LEDs and 6 buttons (A and B and 4 directional buttons).
Kittenbot meowbit - programmable portable game console.
NOTE: Kittenbot Meowbit is a standalone micro:bit compatible main module.
Meowbit supports multiple platforms that allow you to code your own games and apps. The easiest to use are Kittenblock, Scratch or Makecode, which allow you to create using block diagrams even through a web page and then download the prepared program(https://arcade.makecode.com/). The device also allows to use e.g. MicroPython for more advanced users giving them more possibilities. Thanks to 40 pins micro:bit connection we have possibility to connect full range of expanders created for this platform offering almost unlimited expansion possibilities.
The micro:bit socket allows you to connect additional expanders extensions to use the console in more complex projects. With these modules, the console can be expanded with additional sensors (e.g. distance sensor, light sensor, color sensor) and output elements such as servo motors, LEDs, displays, speakers. The possibilities are endless.
Kittenbot meowbit with connected expander.
Several possibilities of the Kittenbot meowbit console.
Programming with the help of Makecode
The console supports programming using block programming languages like Scratch, Makecode or Kittenblock (special for this platform). Their use is intuitive and allows school children to move freely between commands and create even complex combinations. Creating in a flowchart involves moving blocks symbolizing specific programming actions in the right order to achieve the desired effect.
The way of programming with the use of block diagrams.
At https://arcade.makecode.com/ we can create our own program or game. There is also a wide range of tutorials available, guiding the user step by step through the creation of small applications while teaching the basics of block programming. We can also use ready-made codes to preview, analyze or simply copy them to our own device.
Design of Kittenbot meowbit
- Charging indicator / operation indicator
- Light sensor
- On/Off switch
- Programmable LEDs
- RESET button
- DFU mode button (choice between firmware and custom software)
- Display 160 x 128 px TFT
- Temperature sensor
- 4 directional buttons
- A/B buttons
- Connector compatible with micro:bit - 40 pins
- USB socket (data transfer/charging)
- SD card slot
- Multiplayer connection
- Gyroscope mp6050
- 3.7V battery connection (JST connector)
- STM32F401RET6 microcontroller, 32-bit ARM Cortex M4
- 2 MB SPI-flash
- Space for signature
Specification of Kittenbot meowbit console
- TFT color LCD display 160 x 128 px
- Microprocessor: STM32F401RET6, 32-bit ARM Cortex M4
- Voltage: 3.3 V
- Expansion connector: micro:bit
- Battery power supply: 6 x 40 x 20 mm 3.7 V Li-Ion with JST connector (battery not included)
- Dimensions: 52 x 76 x 12 mm
- Silicone housing
Game console compatible with BBC micro:bit
Presented set is a miniature gaming console. Portable and - what's more - very handy, because it fits into any pocket. Kittenbot Meowbit kit is based on the design of the original BBC micro:bit board and is compatible with it both in terms of hardware and software.
What's important, the board contains all the components necessary to run simple games - including a 160 x 128 px LCD display, power circuits compatible with lithium-ion batteries (JST connector) and a microSD card slot.
The console board features a MEMS gyroscope and a powerful STM32F401RET6 microcontroller based on ARM Cortex-M4 core, as well as a built-in buzzer, RESET button, and a button activating the bootloader's DFU mode, As well as a temperature sensor and programmable LEDs.
Kittenbot Meowbit - the programmable portable game console for the BBC micro:bit features a 52 x 76 x 12mm silicone casing with two holes for hanging, such as on a lanyard or belt. There are four directional and two function (A/B) buttons for the player to use.