The Grove Shield for micro:bit has been quite a hit among the community as a Grove extension board for the tiny yet powerful micro:bit. Since its launch back in 2017, we have been collecting feedback from our users, and based on their input, have improved it a bit. Now, we’re excited to release a new version: the Grove Shield for micro:bit v2.0.
As we all know, BBC micro:bit is a small, programmable board aimed at getting a new generation of kids into learning, coding, and computing, allowing users to easily bring their ideas into DIY digital games, interactive projects, and robotics.
Grove Shield for micro:bit v2.0 retains the features of the previous version, and acts as a bridge for micro: bit and our Grove system, which provides hundreds of different Grove modules including sensors, actuators, communication modules, inputs/outputs, etc.
In order to increase the stability, we made some mechanical improvements as follows.
- The new micro:bit connecter (in the green circle below) has been mounted to the shield’s surface (without leaving any pins on the back), making the connection to micro:bit easier and stabler.
- The electrical components on the back (in the yellow circle), which serve as a micro USB connector and a power supply, have been moved to the front. This way, you could place the shield right side up.
We hope you enjoy the latest version of the Grove Shield for micro:bit. For more details, please check out our product page!