MicroPixel Edge RGB LED Addon Board for BBC microbit

(2 customer reviews)

£8.10 inc VAT

Availability: 112 in stock (can be backordered)

Brand: Proto-PIC
Part Number: PPMB00116
SKU: PPMB00116
Barcode: 5055421084660

MicroPixel Edge RGB LED Addon Board for BBC microbit

 

Part of our range of microbit accessories and addons, the micropixel EDGE has 10  WS2812B (NeoPixel) RGB LEDs.

Each one of the 10 RGB LEDs are individually addressable which means you have full control to create complex lighting patterns.

Simply plug your microbit into the connector, upload your code using the neopixel library and you’re good to go!

This little board goes great with our bat:bit which makes the whole thing compact and mobile.

The BBC microbit itself is not included – you will need one to get this product running and you can pick one up here

Example code:

from microbit import *
from random import randint
import neopixel

# Setup the Neopixel strip on pin0 with a length of 10 pixels
np = neopixel.NeoPixel(pin0, 10)

while True:
    for thisloop in range(0,100):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 10):
            red = randint(0, 50)
            green = randint(0, 50)
            blue = randint(0, 50)
            np[pixel_id] = (red, green, blue)
        np.show()
        sleep(randint(10,100))
    for colour in range (0,128):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 10):
            np[pixel_id] = (colour, 0, 0)
        np.show()
        sleep(10)
    for colour in range (0,128):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 10):
            np[pixel_id] = (128 - colour, colour, 0)
        np.show()
        sleep(10)    
    for colour in range (0,128):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 10):
            np[pixel_id] = (0, 128-colour, colour)
        np.show()
        sleep(10)

from microbit import *
import neopixel
from random import randint

# Setup the Neopixel strip on pin0 with a length of 10 pixels
np = neopixel.NeoPixel(pin0, 10)

r = 255
g = r-40
b = 40
while True:
    for pixel in range(0,10):
        flicker = randint(0,200)
        r1 = r - flicker
        g1 = g - flicker
        b1 = b - flicker
        if g1 < 0:
            g1 = 0
        if r1 < 0 :
            r1 = 0
        if b1 < 0 :
            b1 = 0
        np[pixel] = (r1 ,g1 ,b1)
    np.show()
    sleep(randint(0,150))
from microbit import *
import neopixel
from random import randint

# Setup the Neopixel strip on pin0 with a length of 10 pixels
np = neopixel.NeoPixel(pin0, 10)

while True:
    for thisloop in range(0,100):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 32):
            red = randint(0, 50)
            green = randint(0, 50)
            blue = randint(0, 50)
            np[pixel_id] = (red, green, blue)
        np.show()
        sleep(randint(10,100))
    for colour in range (0,128):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 32):
            np[pixel_id] = (colour, 0, 0)
        np.show()
        sleep(10)
    for colour in range (0,128):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 32):
            np[pixel_id] = (128 - colour, colour, 0)
        np.show()
        sleep(10)    
    for colour in range (0,128):
        for pixel_id in range(0, 32):
            np[pixel_id] = (0, 128-colour, colour)
        np.show()
        sleep(10)

 

let roll = 0
let levelup = 1
let scored = 0
let position = 5
let edge = neopixel.create(DigitalPin.P0, 10, NeoPixelMode.RGB)
edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Red))
edge.setBrigthness(120)
edge.show()
game.setScore(0)
basic.forever(function () {
    if (position > 1 && position < 10) {
        scored = 0
    }
    roll = input.rotation(Rotation.Roll)
    if (roll < -10) {
        edge.rotate(-1)
        position = position + -1
        edge.show()
    }
    if (roll > 10) {
        edge.rotate(1)
        position = position + 1
        edge.show()
    }
    if (position == 0) {
        position = 10
    }
    if (position == 11) {
        position = 1
    }
    if (position == 1 && scored < 1) {
        game.addScore(1)
        scored = 1
    }
    if (position == 10 && scored < 1) {
        game.addScore(1)
        scored = 1
    }
    if (game.score() == 10 && levelup == 1) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Orange))
        levelup = 2
    }
    if (game.score() == 20 && levelup == 2) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Yellow))
        levelup = 3
    }
    if (game.score() == 30 && levelup == 3) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Green))
        levelup = 4
    }
    if (game.score() == 40 && levelup == 4) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Blue))
        levelup = 5
    }
    if (game.score() == 50 && levelup == 5) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Indigo))
        levelup = 6
    }
    if (game.score() == 60 && levelup == 6) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Violet))
        levelup = 7
    }
    if (game.score() == 70 && levelup == 7) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.Purple))
        levelup = 8
    }
    if (game.score() == 80 && levelup == 8) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.setPixelColor(position, neopixel.colors(NeoPixelColors.White))
        levelup = 9
    }
    if (game.score() == 90 && levelup == 9) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.showRainbow(position, 360)
        levelup = 10
    }
    if (game.score() == 100 && levelup == 10) {
        edge.clear()
        edge.showRainbow(1, 360)
        levelup = 11
        game.gameOver()
    }
})

Simple PXT game

 

CAD Resources:

micropixeledge

micropixel edge step file

 

 

The micro:pixel EDGE for BBC micro:bit

2 reviews for MicroPixel Edge RGB LED Addon Board for BBC microbit

  1. Matt Sendorek

    A robust and exceedingly bright display element which seems to work on the microbit either way round. My suggested improvement is to indicate more clearly which end is which for addressing!

  2. Romilly Cocking

    I love this little add-on! It’s a great way to enhance the micro:bit’s display capabilities. And it’s backed by Proto-Pic’s super service.

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