Note: Once you register and make the payment, ARUS will contact you via email and provide you access to their learning platform.
Arus Academy proudly presents a do-it-yourself online learning experience with the micro:bit programming. We now deliver a learning experience that students can go through in their own time. There is no need for a live Google Meet or Zoom session for the lessons. What we offer instead is a learning platform that is interactive and an engaging experiential experience.
A great thing about a self-learning experience is that you can attempt as many times as possible to do the challenges. Students also will be challenged to apply their coding knowledge and skills to build physical projects and submit entries for various competitions such as Coolest Projects Malaysia, Penang International Science Fair (PISF), Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF), do your bit digital challenge, so on and so forth.
micro:bit - The Wireless Microcontroller for Beginner
The latest micro:bit V2 is included as the main microcontroller in the kit. FYI, micro:bit is one of the famous microcontroller platforms being adopted into the primary school syllabus (Reka Bentuk Teknologi) in Malaysia starting from 2021. And of course, micro:bit V2 is the enhanced version of the micro:bit controller.
micro:bit V1.5 vs micro:bit V2 (the latest)
Motor:bit is a Motor Driver Board with Useful Extensions
To further ease the digital making, this learning kit also includes a motor:bit extension board. Motor:bit is a motor driving board based on micro:bit. It has integrated a TB6612 motor driving chip, which is used to drive two DC brush motors with a maximum of 1.2A on each channel. It has also integrated twelve GVS (GND, VCC, Signal) ports and one I2C communication port. These ports allow you to extend with various sensors and electric modules.
On the board, P3-P7, P9-P10 are IO ports for directly driving 3.3V devices; P13-P16, P19-P20(I2C port) support 3.3V/5V voltage switch. Sliding the voltage switch onboard, it is available to drive 3.3V or 5V devices. Besides, you can play music with the buzzer on motor:bit. Motor:bit is totally designed for DIYers. You can use it to create your own smart car or more funny projects.
For exercises, this learning kit comes with Grove modules, for example, Red LED Grove module and Green LED Grove module:
Besides LED as output, this learning kit also includes a Button with LED as input:
To make an interesting project, we believe movement is crucial. This learning kit comes with two types of motion output. 1st is a famous compact RC servo motor, SG90 where you can easily connect to the motor:bit extension board SVG header ports.
And the commonly used DC brush motor with a propeller, you will be able to program a cooling fan with it :)
Not to forget you will get a 6xAA battery holder as the power input and it can be connected to motor:bit to power the micro:bit and all the components included, making your project portable. Two packs of 4xAA size Heavy Duty batteries are included too, so you can start the digital making right away.