SparkFun gator:bit v2 Hookup Guide
The SparkFun gator:bit v2 is a development board for the BBC micro:bit. Almost every pad of the micro:bit is broken out to alligator clippable pads, on the gator:bit, so you can get the most out of it. The gator:bit comes equipped with five addressable LEDs, a built-in buzzer (speaker), as well as a power management system that gives you access to 3.3V and 5V. The gator:bit can be powered from 2.7V - 9V giving you quite a range of powering options.
Without any external hardware, the gator:bit (v2) is still an exploratory development board for micro:bit. Whether it is data visualization using the on board addressable LEDs or creating musical works of art using the built-in speaker we've got it covered with the with the gator:bit.
With some alligator clips and extra hardware you'll be able to explore inputs like sensors, potentiometers, and buttons and control outputs like lights, motors, and speakers.
Here are some products that will help you get started with the gator:bit:
In addition to the above, here are some products to get you started with building circuits to control inputs and outputs using the gator:bit:
If you aren't familiar with the micro:bit, we recommend reading here for an overview.
If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.