Compose a monophonic microbit musical masterpiece with the Kitronik :KLEF Piano for the BBC micro:bit. It features 15 capacitive touch pads, with 13 arranged as a single octave and 2 up down function buttons that can allow you to shift octaves.
:KLEF also features; an on-board amplifier circuit for extra 'more', an on-board speaker, and and on-board edge connector that the micro:bit slots into.
To use the Piano, the BBC micro:bit should be inserted firmly into the edge connector, either way round. If the Link Header is being used, the BBC micro:bit LED display should be facing the Piano keys.
Power is provided via a 5V micro USB connector, and the board then produces a regulated 3.3V supply which is fed into the 3V and GND connections to power the connected BBC micro:bit, removing the need to power the BBC micro:bit separately. This also powers the capacitive touch sensor IC and audio amplifier.
The potential uses for the :KLEF Piano for the BBC micro:bit don't have to be just musical in nature. You can use the piano keys to transmit from the micro:bit attached to the board to other micro:bits over radio. And if that other microbit happened to be inserted into a :MOVE mini... Piano remote control! You can even take control of the :MOVE minis ZIP LEDs!
- Compose music using the micro:bit!
- Learn coding and explore music at the same time.
- Write code using the MakeCode, MicroPython, and Mu editors.
- Use it as a control surface to trigger the sending of data via the microbits radio module.
- Use it as a remote control for your Buggies/Robots.
- 1 x 1 x :KLEF Piano for the BBC micro:bit.
- Length: 100mm.
- Width: 110mm.
- PCB Thickness: 1.6mm.
- Max Height (No micro:bit): 17.3mm.
- Max Height (With micro:bit): 53.3mm.
- Operating Voltage (5V micro USB supply): +5.0V.
- Regulated Voltage: +3.3V.
- Max Supply Current (Piano key press + microbit LEDs + Speaker Output): 350mA.
- External Connections (Link Header): All BBC micro:bit pins (I/O pins 5mA max sink/source current).
- Power supply via link header to external devices: 3.3V, 90mA max current draw.