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  • Fire Stick Gizmo for Playground - 8 Smart Pixels (GIZFIRE)
    Blaze Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with all types of Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Fire Stick Gizmo provides 8 "Smart Pixels" in a line that can be used by raspberry Pi, or Crumble (as Sparkles), or by BBC micro:bit (as neopixels). Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo

    This Gizmo also has an Output connector to allow you to chain it with other smart pixel Gizmos. Note that the Crumble will only support 32 pixels in total (so 4 x Fire Stick, or 4 x Blaze or some combination).

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    £5.25
  • PlayGround for BBC Micro:Bit - Starter Kit (Microbit) (PLAYMBITST)
    Playground for BBC Micro:Bit - Starter Kit

    This is an exciting new way to use your micro:bit, with addon components, but without requiring crocodile clips which can be difficult for small people to use.

    Also, this new approach allows the use of a single cable for most addons, instead of 3 crocodile clips

    See our blog for detailed usage and programming information

    This Starter Kit Includes:
    • Playground for Micro:Bit (Micro:Bit is optional extra)
    • 4 x Connection Cables
    • Traffic Light Gizmo
    • Dial Gizmo
    • Buzzer Gizmo
    • 2 x Flame Gizmos
    • Prototyping Gizmo

    Features:
    • Fittings for your BBC micro:bit (micro:bitnot included, unless selected)
    • Battery holder for 2xAA batteries permanently fitted (batteries not included)
    • Sturdy On/Off switch
    • Blue power indicator LED
    • White LEDs on all 3 inputs to show when active
    • All Micro:Bit Input / Outputs are brought to croc clip compatible connectors so you can continue to use existing components
    • Each new connector includes the signal as well as power and ground
    • Fast and easy to connect

    Other Gizmos - Available now
    Many Gizmos are already available and more are on the way. Each Gizmo connects directly to the Playground with usually one connection cable (Traffic Lights uses 3 cables, one for each colour). Note that the Motor Gizmo is not compatible with micro:bit.
    As with our Crumbs, the Gizmos are colour coded:
    • Blue - Digital Input (eg. Button)
    • Yellow - Analog Input (eg. Dial)
    • Black - Digital Output (eg. Buzzer)
    • Red - Analog Output (eg. motors)
    • White - Smart pixels ("Sparkles")

    Here is a great video introducing Playground for BBC micro:bit

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    £26.50
  • PlayGround for Crumble - Starter Kit (PLAYCRUMST)
    Playground for Crumble - Starter Kit

    This is an exciting new way to use your Crumble, without requiring crocodile clips which can be difficult for small people to use.

    Also, this new approach allows the use of a single cable for most addons, instead of 3 crocodile clips

    This Starter Kit Includes:
    • Playground for Crumble (Crumble is optional extra)
    • 4 x Connection Cables
    • Traffic Light Gizmo
    • Dial Gizmo
    • Buzzer Gizmo
    • 2 x Flame Gizmos
    • Prototyping Gizmo
    See our blog for detailed usage and programming information

    Features:
    • Fittings for your Crumble (Crumble not included, unless selected)
    • Battery holder for 3xAA batteries permanently fitted (batteries not included)
    • Sturdy On/Off switch
    • Blue power indicator LED
    • White LEDs on all 4 inputs to show when active
    • All Crumble Input / Outputs are brought to standard Crumble connectors so you can continue to use existing Crumbs and Sparkles etc.
    • Each new connector includes the signal as well as power and ground
    • Fast and easy to connect

    Other Gizmos - Available now
    Many Gizmos are already available and more are on the way. Each Gizmo connects directly to the Playground with usually one connection cable (Traffic Lights uses 3 cables, one for each colour). As with our Crumbs, the Gizmos are colour coded:
    • Blue - Digital Input (eg. Button)
    • Yellow - Analog Input (eg. Dial)
    • Black - Digital Output (eg. Buzzer)
    • Red - Analog Output (eg. motors)
    • White - Smart pixels ("Sparkles")

    Here is a great video introducing Playground for Crumble

    Add to Cart
    £26.50
  • PlayGround for Crumble (PLAYCRUM)
    Playground for Crumble

    This is an exciting new way to use your Crumble, without requiring crocodile clips which can be difficult for small people to use.

    Also, this new approach allows the use of a single cable for most addons, instead of 3 crocodile clips

    See our blog for detailed usage and programming information

    Features:
    • Fittings for your Crumble (Crumble not included, unless selected)
    • Battery holder for 3xAA batteries permanently fitted (batteries not included)
    • Sturdy On/Off switch
    • Blue power indicator LED
    • White LEDs on all 4 inputs to show when active
    • All Crumble Input / Outputs are brought to standard Crumble connectors so you can continue to use existing Crumbs and Sparkles etc.
    • Each new connector includes the signal as well as power and ground
    • Fast and easy to connect

    Gizmos
    Many Gizmos are already available and more are on the way. Each Gizmo connects directly to the Playground with usually one connection cable (Traffic Lights uses 3 cables, one for each colour). As with our Crumbs, the Gizmos are colour coded:
    • Blue - Digital Input (eg. Button)
    • Yellow - Analog Input (eg. Dial)
    • Black - Digital Output (eg. Buzzer)
    • Red - Analog Output (eg. motors)
    • White - Smart pixels ("Sparkles")

    Here is a great video introducing Playground for Crumble

    Add to Cart
    £10.00
  • 1m Cable for Use with Playground and Gizmos (AUD1W)
    1m Cable for Playground and Gizmos
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    This cable is flexible and easy to use with Playground
    • 1m long
    • Gold-plated
    • White

    Ideal for use with your Playground and Gizmos

    1 Cable included
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    £1.25
  • Motor Gizmo for Playground with Wheel (NOT for micro:bit) (GIZMOTOR)
    Motor Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with Crumble Playground. Does NOT work with BBC micro:bit)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble to useful Gizmos

    The Motor Gizmo provides an easy way to connect a motor with a wheel. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo. On the Crumble use the Motor 1 or Motor 2 output. You can then control the speed and direction of the motor very easily.

    This Gizmo uses a high quality metal-geared motor than runs at 80 rpm nominally at 6V. Using the 4.8V battery, you should expect maximum speed to be about 1 revolution per second.

    Use two Motor Gizmos to make your own robot!

    Options:
    Select a Yellow Wheel or Lilac Wheel
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    £8.00
  • 20cm Cables for Use with Playground and Gizmos (set of 4) (AUD20B)
    20cm Cables for Playground and Gizmos (set of 4 Cables)
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    These cables are short, flexible and easy to use
    • 20cm long
    • gold-plated
    • Black

    Ideal for use with your Playground and Gizmos

    4 Cables included
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    £2.40
  • Traffic Light Gizmo for Playground - Digital Output (GIZTRFC)
    Traffic Light Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Traffic Gizmo provides an easy way to connect LEDs to the output of your Playground. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to each of the inputs the Gizmo. Use one connector for Red, a second for Amber, and a third for Green

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    £2.50
  • Servo Gizmo for Playground - Servo Drive (GIZSERVO)
    Prototyping Gizmo for Playground - Build Your Own Gizmo
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Servo Gizmo makes it easy to connect and control a servo, setting its position from -90 to +90 degrees easily using the Crumble's or micro:bit's built in Servo commands.
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    £5.00
  • Touch Sensor Gizmo for Playground - Digital Input (GIZTOUCH)
    Touch Sensor Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Touch Gizmo provides an easy way to make an input that is Active (High) when touched, or inactive (Low) when not touched. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo.

    Although called a a "touch" sensor, this is truly a capacitive sensor and so doesn't actually require a direct contact. See how thick the paper or cardboard can be before the Touch sensor cannot detect your finger
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    £2.50
  • Blaze Gizmo for Playground - 8 Smart Pixels (GIZBLAZE)
    Blaze Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Blaze Gizmo provides 8 "Smart Pixels" that can be used by Crumble (as Sparkles) or by BBC micro:bit as "neopixels". Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo
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    £5.00
  • Flame Gizmo for Playground - Smart Pixel (GIZFLAME)
    Dial Gizmo for Playground - Analog Input
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Flame Gizmo provides single "Smart Pixel" which is called a "Sparkle" on the Crumble and a "neopixel" on the micro:bit. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo

    This Gizmo has both an input connector and an output connector so they can be daisy-chained to make a long chain of super-bright pixels!
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    £2.50
  • Light Sensor Gizmo for Playground - Analog Input (GIZLIGHT)
    Light Sensor Gizmo for Playground - Analog Input
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Light Sensor Gizmo provides an easy way to connect an Analog input which varies with the brightness of the light shone on it , and can be read on the Crumble or micro:bit. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo

    On the Crumble, the value will be between 0 (dark) and 255 (light)
    On the micro:bit, the value will be between 0 (dark) and 1023 (light)
    In fact, the top end of these ranges may not be reached due to various resistive losses.

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    £2.50
  • Prototyping Gizmo for Playground - Make your own Gizmo (GIZPROTO)
    Prototyping Gizmo for Playground - Build Your Own Gizmo
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Prototyping Gizmo allows you to create your own Gizmo using the standard Gizmo connection system. It provides:
    • All holes are on a 0.1" (2.54mm) pitch so standard headers and ICs can be used
    • 4 holes for the Input / Output signal from the Playground
    • 6 holes for Ground
    • 6 holes for Power
    • 48 holes for your own Creation!

    Why not build an accelerometer, or simply use a Tilt switch. What about a temperature sensor? Wireless receiver? Pressure Sensor? Intruder sensor
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    £1.50
  • Dial Gizmo for Playground - Analog Input (GIZDIAL)
    Dial Gizmo for Playground - Analog Input
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Dial Gizmo provides an easy way to connect an Analog input dial which can be read on the Crumble or micro:bit. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo

    On the Crumble, the value will be between 0 and 255
    On the micro:bit, the value will be between 0 and 1023
    In fact, the top end of these ranges may not be reached due to various resistive losses.

    Add to Cart
    £2.50
  • Button Gizmo for Playground - Digital Input (GIZBUT)
    Button Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Button Gizmo provides an easy way to make an input that is Active (High) when pressed, or inactive (Low) when not pressed. Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo.

    It includes a white indicator LED to show when it is pressed
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    £2.50
  • Buzzer Gizmo for Playground - Digital Output (GIZBUZ)
    Buzzer Gizmo for Playground
    (Works with Crumble and BBC micro:bit Playgrounds)

    The Playground system is an easy way to connect from Crumble or BBC micro:bit to useful Gizmos

    The Buzzer Gizmo provides an easy way to connect a Buzzer that sounds when the connected output is Active (High). Simply use one of the connection cables to connect from the Playground to the Gizmo
    Add to Cart
    £2.50
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