Edge Connector Breakout Board for the BBC Micro:bit

£3.00 inc VAT (£2.50 ex VAT)

Available on back-order

Brand: Kitronik
Part Number: 5601
Barcode: 5055421082093

his breakout board has been designed to offer an easy way to connect additional circuits and hardware to the pins on the edge of the BBC micro:bit. It provides access to a large number of the BBC micro:bit processor pins allowing a lot of extra functionality to be added.

Looking to do more with your BBC micro:bit? Unlock its potential with this Edge Connector Breakout Board!

This Edge Connector Breakout Board for the BBC micro:bit gives access to all of the important pins on the bottom edge of the BBC micro:bit. 21 pins are broken out in total; providing additional I/O lines, direct access to buttons A and B, the LED matrix outputs and the I2C bus. Please refer to the datasheet below for more details.

The BBC micro:bit pins are broken out to a row of solderable pads. The SCL and SDA pins are separated at the edge of the board providing easy identification. The PCB includes a prototyping area with 3V, 0V and unconnected rows that can be soldered to. This allows the easy connection of switches, sensors and any pull-up or pull-down resistors etc. as required.

This kit requires soldering, we also stock the pre built version which can be found here.

To use the breakout board the BBC micro:bit should be inserted firmly into the connector as shown below:


  • This kit requires assembly.
  • This kit requires soldering.


  • Breaks out 21 pins from the Edge Connector for the BBC micro:bit, allowing the connection of extra components to add new functionality.
  • Dedicated prototyping area with 3V and 0V rows.
  • Labelled pins and clear straightforward documentation.


  • 1 x Edge Connector PCB for the BBC micro:bit.
  • 1 x Edge Connector for the BBC micro:bit.

Possible applications include:

  • Accessing additional pins and functionality on the BBC micro:bit.


  • Length: 60mm.
  • Width: 40mm.
  • Height: 11.8mm.


  • 1 x BBC micro:bit.
  • Soldering Iron.
  • Solder.


  • Straight Double Row PCB pin headers, 2.54mm, 2 x 10-way, pack of 2.



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