Boson Kit is a set of modular electronic building blocks designed for young inventors, educators and tinkerers. With Boson, young inventors are able to fly in the sky of imagination, there is no doubt that Boson also has numerous of friends, BBC Micro:bit is one of them.
What is Micro:bit
BBC micro:bit allows you to make all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!
Micro:bit is an open development board that allows you to run code on it and have access to all of the hardware. We have enabled debugging so that you can really interrogate the system – the more you know about all the bits and pieces that your BBC micro:bit is made of, the more you can hack it and create with it.
What is Boson Kit
Boson Kit, the first coding-free set of modular electronic building blocks designed for young inventors and teachers. Created as a hands-on tool for STEM education in the classroom and beyond, Boson Kit is compatible with Legos, magnets, screws and Velcro, using its Internet of Things (IoT) module to allow everyday innovations to come to life. It is also fully compatible with Scratch, allowing all users, from beginners to advanced, to unlock the capabilities and unique AI features of Intel® Curie™ through an easy-to-use design.
Boson Kit’s distinction is its coding-free functionality, providing users with an applied experience without the complexity of programming and wiring prior to use. The tool contains more than 50 different modules with varying functions, letting creators build a variety of inventive gadgets. Boson Kit also has a smart vision sensor allows for the creation of advanced robots that recognize faces, follow people, track drawn lines and find and fetch balls.
With Boson Kit, users can:
- Develop skills: Students and teachers alike can use the tool to cultivate STEM education by learning about sensors and circuit logic in a straightforward, visual way
- Build anything: Boson Kit can be attached to everyday materials like wood, fabric and Legos to create Internet-connected devices. The opportunities to innovate are endless – ranging from adjustable lamps with rotation sensors, to remote-controlled thermostats to electronic pet feeders to human-tracking robots
- Learn by doing: Users of all levels can learn to build IoT devices by experimenting with the Intel® Curie™ platform that Boson Kit is based on. It is also fully compatible with Scratch. Additionally, students can learn advanced features such as Bluetooth 4.0, gesture control and more
- Classroom enhancement: Attach the magnetic modules onto a whiteboard to visually demonstrate experiments to students
In the combination of Boson Kit and Micro:bit, Boson act more like a sensor kit for Micro:bit, with the help of Boson Kit, much more creative projects will be born!