2. Wear:bit

2.1. Introduction


Wear:bit button panel Pro is a mini extension board in small size.

It can give power to the micro:bit and is loaded with buzzer which can be used with our watch strap and the micro:bit. The breakthroughs are:

Simplify the installation without using the acrylic back shroud.

Maintain a simple style with 3-pin ports canceled.

Upgrade the function by adding a switch for the buzzer.

2.2. Characteristic


  • Powered by two 3V CR2025 lithium batteries.

  • Loaded with a buzzer that is controlled through P0 port.

  • Loaded with a buzzer switch.

  • It can be used with the watch strap and the micro:bit.

2.3. Outlook and Dimension


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2.4. Parameter


  • Name: Wear:bit

  • Version: V1.0

  • Working Voltage: 2.7~3.3V

  • Buzzer: Support

  • Size: 49.1x51.6mm

  • Net Weight:12.7g

2.5. Introduction to Main Modules


Power Switch

“I” to switch on, “O” to switch off.

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Two CR2025 Battery Holders

It is powered by 2025 button cells(3V Li-Mn button cells) with a simple installation method.

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Buzzer and Switch

The buzzer is controlled through P0 port that can play music. The switch powers the buzzer on or off.

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2.6. Quick to Start


Hardware Connection

Install two 3V 2025 button cells to the battery holder of the Wear:bit extension board.

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Fix the micro:bit to the button cell extension board Pro with screws.

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When switching on, the cells give power to the micro:bit and the Wear:bit, or the cells do not give power.

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If slide the buzzer switch to the left side, the buzzer begins working; while to the right side, the buzzer stops working.

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Software Programming

Open Makecode, programme to make micro:bit show heart in a flash way.

Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_MP28fbDmUMfz

You can also download it below:

Result

A flash heart pattern is showing on the micro:bit.

2.7. FAQ