Kitronik :GAME Controller for micro:bit

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SKU: CE05750 Brand: Kitronik
The :GAME Controller is a handheld gaming platform for the micro:bit. It's got; programmable buttons, haptic feedback & more. Use it for games or robot control!
$27.40 AUD, inc GST
$24.91 AUD, exc GST

Available with a lead time
Expect dispatch between Mar 07 and Mar 12

Quantity Discounts:

  • 10-25 $24.16 (exc GST)
  • 25+ $23.66 (exc GST)
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0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

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The Kitronik :GAME Controller for the BBC micro:bit is a retro gaming accessory for the BBC microbit. It is a programmable gamepad-style controller enabling a better gaming experience on the micro:bit itself, or the ability to control other devices over micro:bit radio.

The :GAME Controller is similar in design and features to the the :GAME ZIP 64, only without the ZIP LED screen. This offers great value if the micro:bits own LED matrix is sufficient for the game or when it will be used to control other devices such as robots and buggies. It will also be much lighter on power consumption than its larger/older sibling.

It features on-board sound, 4 x directional buttons, 2 fire buttons, haptic feedback, and breakout points so shoulder buttons can be added. All of these features are fully programmable. The board is powered by two AA batteries, which also power the attached micro:bit.

The micro:bit connects to the board via the Edge Connector on the :GAME Controller. The micro:bit should be inserted firmly into the edge connector, ensuring that the micro:bit LED display is facing in the same direction as the front of the :GAME Controller.

Note: The BBC microbit is NOT included. External Channels: Care should be taken when using the external breakouts for pins 19 and 20 as GPIOs, as this can cause issues with the I2C devices on the micro:bit itself (e.g. compass and accelerometer).

Features

  • A hand-held gaming solution for the BBC micro:bit.
  • Fully programmable on-board sound, directional buttons, fire buttons, and haptic feedback.
  • Breakout pads for adding shoulder buttons.
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable game-play.
  • It can also be coded to be a controller for your buggy or robotics projects.
  • We have created custom code blocks for the MakeCode Editor that are available as an Extension to the editor.
  • The board features an on/off switch to power the board on/off or to act as a reset if the :GAME Controller is in an enclosure where the micro:bits own reset switch cannot be accessed.
  • Works with both the micro:bit V1 and micro:bit V2

Contents

  • 1 x :GAME Controller for the BBC microbit.

Dimensions

  • Length: 155mm.
  • Width: 60mm.
  • Center Width: 30.5mm.

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We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

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International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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