The other day @HomineLudens posted a video about a DIY connection between Pokitto and MicroBit using the accelerometer in the MicroBit to control some sand on Pokitto. Needless to say, I’m not obsessed with this idea.
The critical reason why my MicroBits collect dust on the shelf is because they use the edge connector gpio pins instead of the more usual connectors like Pokitto. I currently do not have clips to use on it, and haven’t even thought about finding a way to use my jumper wires to connect.
[image of the MicroBit for folks that haven’t seen one] more details here
You can usually find them online in the US for around 15$ or so. If you took a look, you’ll see that these bad boys are a sensor powerhouse, and for that price it is really a nice all in one kind of kit!
So, mixing this with Pokitto, as a sort of HAT, is brilliant!
You’d instantly have a Pokitto with access to:
- Radio + Bluetooth
- Temperature sensor
- 2 More buttons
- An LED matrix display
That’s pretty exciting!
So, with all that, the only actual difficulty would then be the adapter. I’ve briefly took to looking for a preexisting adapter, but they don’t line up with the Pokitto PEX out of the box as far as I’ve seen. Not the end of the world, may just have to find more kludgy ways to make it fit.
I’ll keep looking and updating here with how this adventure turns out.