SparkFun controller:bit



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SKU: BBC-005 Manufacturer: SparkFun Mfg Part Number: DEV-16129 Category: Tags: , , , ,



The SparkFun controller:bit (previously known as the gamer:bit) is a fun-filled “carrier” board for the micro:bit that, when combined with the micro:bit, provides you with a fully functional game system. Designed in a similar form factor to the classic Nintendo NES controller, the controller:bit is equipped with a four-direction “D-pad” on the left side of the board and two action buttons on the right side of the board. The two push buttons on the micro:bit in the center function as start and select.

The controller:bit connects to the micro:bit via an edge connector in the center of the board, making setup easy. This creates a handy way to swap out micro:bits for programming, while still providing reliable connections to all of the different pins on the micro:bit. SparkFun has also included several poke home connectors on the back of the board that correspond to each button on the controller:bit and a Qwiic connector allowing external parts and sensors to be used with this board!

Please Note: BBC micro:bit is sold separately.


  • Edge connector for ease of use with the micro:bit
  • NES controller style
  • Integrated Qwiic connector
  • Full direction “D-pad”
  • Two action buttons
  • micro:bit V1 & V2 compatible


  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: N/A
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Beginner

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 51 g

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

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