micro:bit Educator Lab Pack Experiment Guide

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Note: This tutorial applies to LAB-14302, LAB-15230, and LAB-17361. For more information, check out the note in the Included Materials.

Huzzah! You have the micro:bit educator lab pack! Now what? Well, look no further; we have some experiments laid out here that are not only a great introduction to the micro:bit, but will prepare you for the wild world of micro:bit expansion.

SparkFun Educator Lab Pack for micro:bit v2

SparkFun Educator Lab Pack for micro:bit v2


The micro:bit is an incredibly versatile little board that makes it a great introduction to electronics and beyond. It is packed full of lovely little features, including LEDs, temperature sensor, accelerometer, bluetooth/radio... the list goes on. If you've never used the micro:bit before, Getting Started with the micro:bit is a great place to start. It will introduce you to the online development environment and give you a run down of all the extras and where they live on the board.

Getting Started with the micro:bit

September 2, 2021

The BBC micro:bit is a compact, powerful programming tool that requires no software installation. Read on to learn how to use it YOUR way!

Suggested Reading

If you are entirely new to the world of electronics, we recommend you start with some of the following concepts and tutorials:

PCB Basics

What exactly IS a PCB? This tutorial will breakdown what makes up a PCB and some of the common terms used in the PCB world.

What is a Circuit?

Every electrical project starts with a circuit. Don't know what a circuit is? We're here to help.

Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law

Learn about Ohm's Law, one of the most fundamental equations in all electrical engineering.

Included Materials

The micro:bit educator lab pack includes the following:

  • 10x micro:bit — The brains of the outfit with a bunch of on-board components. The version will vary depending on the lab pack that you ordered.
  • 10x USB micro-B Cable — This 6-foot cable provides you with a USB-A connector at the host end and standard B connector at the device end.
  • 10x 2xAAA Battery Pack — AAA battery pack with the JST connector that fits the micro:bit.
  • 10x Jumper Wires Standard 7in M/M (30pk) — These are high-quality wires that allow you to make connections with components on the breadboard.
  • 10x Alligator Test Leads (10 pk) — A great way to connect individual components to the micro:bit ring connectors.
  • 10x Small Servo — Here is a simple, low-cost, high-quality servo for all your mechatronic needs.
  • 10x Mini Speaker — BUZZZZ! Used to make different frequencies of sound. (not included in LAB-17361)
Note: This tutorial applies to LAB-14302, LAB-15230, and LAB-17361. For those interested in what the differences are between each revision, check below!

micro:bit educator lab pack SKU Revision History
LAB-17361 - Switched to micro:bit V2.
- Remove mini speakers since micro:bit V2 includes a built-in speaker.
LAB-15230 Switch to 2xAAA battery holder with a built-in switch.
LAB-14302 Initial release.
Note: The kit does not include AAA batteries in the lab pack and they will need to be purchased separately. For older versions of the lab packs, you will need to purchase AA batteries for the AA battery pack.

750 mAh Alkaline Battery - AAA