Product description: Circuitmess Nibble Type F educational kit - for self-assembly
The DIY kit is designed for self-assembly of the Nibble type F console from Circuitmess. Thanks to the user's manual you will learn how to assemble the game console yourself, using only a few tools. All you need to do is to do everything step by step. Whether you're meeting a DIY device for the first time or an experienced DIY enthusiast, you'll learn a lot and enjoy the experience of assembly and programming. If you have never soldered a DIY project before, you can make up for it by going through the soldering courses available on the manufacturer's website. This product is for children over 9 years old. Please remember to take precautions during installation.
What will you learn from Nibble?
The main purpose of Nibble is to educate, motivate you to learn something new and improve the skills you already have. During the assembly you will learn:
- basic electronic components and their functions
- ways of connecting electronic components
- what are microcontrollers
- basic information about digital electronics
What does the motherboard contain?
ANibble motherboard contains several parts already soldered in:
- ESP8266 - the most important part of the device is the microcontroller, which handles everything. It is the brain of the console. ESP8266 is one of the most popular chips, due to its power and low price. It supports Wi-Fi and is really fast when receiving and sending data.
- Microchips - Two additional small chips that are on the board have a specific function, such as controlling power consumption or expanding GPIO sockets.
- Reset button - allows you to reset your console at any time, making it easy to refresh after a jam.
- USB port - allows you to connect to your computer. This is used to connect the microUSB cable to your computer and transfer new files and games to your console. This port is not used to charge your console.
- Capacitors and resistors - small components are the main parts of almost every electronic device, used to control the flow of current. Wherever you see a number followed by a " k ", it is a resistor and its resistance is measured in ohms (or kiloom). If the number is followed by " F ", it is a capacitor and its electrical capacity is measured in farads (or nanopharads). There are several places on the motherboard where these components are located.
- Buzzer - whenever a sound is heard in the game, it comes from the Buzzer. It is only able to produce quiet and short sounds and is not as efficient as a real speaker, but it is still a useful tool when you only need this little audio output.
- The fuse - usually used as a safety system in circuits and protects other components from damage if something goes wrong.
It's a graphical programming interface that helps beginners to start embedded programming. Based on Microsoft MakeCode and PXT-Blockly, it provides the user with a neat Scratch-like interface where logical blocks are combined to generate code for his Nibble.
The set includes
Nibbles can also be useful for installation:
- Tin suction unit
- Handle with magnifying glass and soldering iron holder - third hand
- Soldering braid