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CodeBug
CodeBug is a cute, programmable and wearable device designed to introduce simple programming and electronic concepts to anyone, at any age.
$24.95
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SKU: 57155033
Product Description
CodeBug™ is a fun, engaging, entrylevel introduction to coding, physical computing and electronics. In just a few clicks you can program the versatile little CodeBug™ wearable computer to display your own message. And you'll be sure to get everyone's attention when you pin your customised, flashing CodeBug™ to your clothes!

It is easy to program CodeBug using the online interface, which features colourful drag and drop blocks, an in-browser emulator and engaging community features. Create your own games, clothes, robots or whatever other wacky inventions you have in mind! 

CodeBug has six electrical legs that can be used with external electronic components such as LEDs and switches. You can connect to the legs with croc­clips, banana­plugs or conductive thread. The centre two legs provide power and the other four legs are selected as input or outputs in your code. The state of the inputs can be read, and the outputs turned on or off from statements in your code.
 

About CodeBug


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Hardware

  • 5x5 Red LED display
  • 2 buttons
  • 6 touch sensitive I/O pads (4 input/output, power and ground)
  • Micro USB socket
  • Expansion port for I2C, SPI and UART

Software

  • Blockly-based online programming interface
  • CodeBug emulator for checking code before downloading
  • Online project storage and sharing
  • Tethered mode for computer/CodeBug interaction
  • Step-by-step walkthrough guides

Activities

Want to know how to do something specific? Activities will show you, step by step what you need to get the job done. And the more you complete, the more badges you'll earn. Here's an example or two
 
Codebug & Raspberry Pi Clock Codebug Photographer With Raspberry Pi A Card For All Occasions Fruit Keyboard
Create your own CodeBug clock for your Raspberry Pi! Create your own touch triggered camera with CodeBug, Raspberry Pi and Pi Camera. Learn how to create a personalised interactive card! Create your own amazing fruit keyboard to control CodeBug!

Discover more at the CodeBug website.


Product Highlights

Uses:
  • Introductory platform for learning programming and electronics
  • Wearable projects
  • Scrolling message display
  • Plugs on Raspberry Pi GPIO as addon,
  • Ideal for Twitter, Facebook and Minecraft etc. notifications
  • Digital crafts – create interactive greetings cards, key rings, board games and more
  • Create handheld digital games
  • Starting point for Internet of Things devices
  • Versatile Input/Output interface – connect lights, switches, sensors, motors and more
  • Provides connectivity to desktop computers in tethered mode
  • Add touch sensitive inputs to your computer (similar to MaKey MaKey™)

Features:
  • Simple and quick to get started – just plug in and program!
  • 25 Red LED grid
  • 2 user buttons
  • CR2032 Battery holder for power
  • 6 crocclippable/bananapluggable leg terminals
  • Touch sensitive inputs
  • Drag and drop programming from web browser
  • Online support, community and educational tutorials
  • Appears as a USB drive – no drivers to install
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatible
  • Can be used with CodeBug™ add on modules (Tails) for expansion
  • Can be tethered to be controlled from a computer or tablet
  • Micro USB connector

Technical Specifications:
  • Power: 3V from battery or 5V from USB
  • Micro USB for programming and power
  • Optional CR2032 coin battery powered
  • Approx 39mm wide x 47mm high
  • PCB thickness 1.7mm
  • Thickness including battery holder and buttons 9.8mm
  • I/O Sink/Source 25mA
  • Expansion header including I2C/SPI/UART
  • By default, sleeps after 3 minutes to conserve energy

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