Product code: BB001
The BBoard is a cost effective engaging hands on teaching aid to support computing programmes of study, key stages 2, 3 & 4 of the National Curriculum in England.
The board has 3 LEDs, buzzer, 2 push button switches and a light sensor which provide the ingredients for a very large number of interesting lessons and projects. It can be used in conjunction with Arduino and Raspberry Pi processors. A review of the Bboard and examples for use can be seen here and here.
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The BBoard can also be part of a wider curriculum due to the quality of the components. The light sensor has a spectral response close to that of human eye with an output that is linear across wide illumination range which enables it to be used in Science experiments. The twin input buttons enable the BBoard to be used as a game controller ideal for engaging more challenging students. The BBoard can be embedded into the Technology curriculum, in particular used to teach the electronics part of Product Design.
|Size||55mm x 27mm x 9mm|
|Technology||Surface mount components on FR4 1.6 mm thick PCB|
|LEDs||Red Peak Wavelength 550nm
Yellow Peak Wavelength 590nm
Green Peak Wavelength 574nm
|Buzzer||Piezoelectric Sounder. Sound Pressure Level at 10 cm >75 dB when driven by 3Vp-p, 4kHz, square wave.|
|Switches||Surface mount push button switch SPST, N.O. Operating force: 2.25 ± 0.75 Newtons, Life 300,000 operations|
|Light sensor||Avago Technologies APDS-9005, analogue-output ambient light photo sensor with a spectral response close to that of human eye.|
|Connector||9 way header 2.54mm pitch|
|Absolute Maximum Ratings||Operating Temperature -20°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to +80°C
Voltage on any pin 0 to 5v
|Compliance||CE marked - WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, RoHS recast Directive 2011/65/EU|
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