The Solar Battery for the BBC micro:bit is here

We have just launched our beta version of the Solar Battery for the BBC micro:bit.

Why the Battery?

The first reason is to provide micro:bit users with an environmentally friendly rechargeable battery to replace those alkaline batteries supplied with the micro:bit.  In the long run, this will save users money by eliminating hundreds of throw away single-use batteries.

And Solar?

While you are teaching students about programming, why not teach them about solar energy.  With the addition of the solar panel, our simple rechargeable battery becomes a fantastic teaching aid to fill young minds with inspiring new ideas.  For underdeveloped countries with limited infrastructures, no power is required.