Robot kit

 The low cost BBC Micro:bit  Robot

Order your robot kit at the bottom of this page

At just £25 our robot kit for use with the BBC Micro:bit is great value and includes all the parts and instructions to make your own robot.  The robot is a fully programmable, expandable device with activities for all ages. Supplied with clear instructions, the kit takes about an hour to build. The robot is programmed using programmable blocks which will be familiar to those who use Scratch. A free programming guide allows you to write programs to control your robot. A micro switch is included with the kit to expand the capability of the robot.

Key educational messages

  • It is important for children to have experience of real world, physical computing
  • Building a robot is a creative process that promotes independent learning and high level thinking skills
  • It involves problem solving, computational thinking and STEM
  • Robot builders get a sense of pride
  • A valuable and flexible resource
  • It is great fun!

We can also run a robot building course at your school!

Robot building
Putting it all together

More Robot Building Pictures


Downloadable resources for your BBC Micro:bit robot

Programming guide for your BBC Micro:bit robot

Robot Starter Compiled – HEX file to be downloaded, unzipped and uploaded to your BBC Micro:bit

Robot Starter Script – JSZ file to be downloaded, unzipped and  imported into the BBC Micro:bit block editor

Follow a Path – Word template to create a maze for your robot to follow

Bump and Go – This activity uses the micro switch supplied with the kit to sense obstacles and react to them. Included are instructions for adding the sensor and a program supplied as a JSZ file for importing into the BBC Micro:bit block editor.

Order the BBC Micro:bit robot

The BBC Micro:bit robot kit costs £25 and can be ordered directly from us. Step by step instructions for building the kit are included and programming guide can be downloaded above. There is a minimum order of 10 kits. Please note that you will need a pair of scissors or side cutters, a BBC Micro:bit and 4 AA batteries to power it.

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