STEAM Starter Robotics – micro:bit

The introductory Strawbees building toolbox fusing the micro:bit to add robotic capabilities!

This bundle includes micro:bits. A bundle without micro:bits is available.

  • Activity booklet and poster
  • Snap-on electronics
  • Color-coded pieces

USD $110.00

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STEAM Starter Robotics – micro:bit

Bundle Includes:

STEAM Starter kit – is a personal-sized building set with 230 pieces to build several small towers, moving mechanical cranes, and arms. The building set comes with 5 different precut straw sizes and 4 color-coded connectors organized in the box. Includes an instructional booklet with 11 activities and 10 challenges from the Pocketful of Ideas plus a colorful introductory poster!

Both the micro:bit Go and Robotic Inventions for micro:bit – the micro:bit joins forces with the Robotic Inventions board for adding robotic capabilities. The Robotics board includes 2 RGB LEDs and attaches up to 3 servo motors to any Strawbees building project.

Write in Microsoft MakeCode’s block-based programming platform, upload a program and remove it from the computer to run on batteries.

Age and grade

Ages 8-14
Grade in US schools: 3rd-9th grade

Number of students

10-30 students

Great for

Afterschool programs
Competitions and Events
School Classrooms
Science Centers
Summer Camps

Number of pieces


Key Features

Play and Program Hardware – using the micro:bit each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology.

Full STEAM Ahead – everything you need for a well-rounded science, technology, engineering, art and math experience of making and creating your projects.

Play = Learning – extend learning at home for young makers and build creative thinking skills to invent anything you can imagine.

Self-Oriented Learning – an introduction for teachers, librarians, and STEM educators to follow along on Strawbees Learning platform and professional development experiences.

Different lengths & color-coded pieces – there are 4 types of connectors and 5 different cut straw lengths cut all color-coded making it easy to follow the activity instructions.

Make physical and mechanical inventions with the micro:bit.

Physical Computing – extend programming to the physical world beyond the computer screen with creating interactive projects with the Strawbees building system.

Electronic Building Set – all electronics easily connect to Strawbees connectors and straws.

All materials are custom-made, durable, and reusable – finish building, disassemble, and begin a new project.

What's included?

STEAM Starter Kit

  • Connectors – 1-leg Blue × 37
  • Strawbees 2-legs Yellow × 18
  • Strawbees 3-legs Green × 25
  • Strawbees 5-legs Pink × 13
  • Straw Blue 240mm × 25
  • Straw Green 205mm × 12
  • Straw Pink 112mm × 30
  • Straw Orange 80mm × 36
  • Straw Yellow 48mm × 34
  • Activity Booklet × 1
  • Poster × 1

micro:bit V2 Go

  • BBC micro:bit × 1
  • USB cable × 1
  • AAA batteries × 2
  • AAA Battery holder × 1
  • Starter guide x 1

Robotics Inventions for the micro:bit

  • Strawbees Robotics board for the micro:bit × 1
  • Strawbees micro:bit clip × 1
  • Servo motor 120 (SM-S2309S) × 1
  • Servo motor mounts × 2
  • Servo motor arms × 3
  • Screws for servo mounts and arms × 3
  • Mini screwdriver × 1
  • Servo extension cable × 1
  • Eyes × 2
  • Eye sticker sheet × 1
  • Sneaker shoes × 2
  • Free access to the official Strawbees MakeCode extension

This bundle comes with a limited number of batteries and requires 1 more battery.

Program with MakeCode

We designed our own official MakeCode extension to make it easy to program the micro:bit with Strawbees.

To install it, search for “strawbees” in the extensions section of the code editor.

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STEAM Starter Robotics – micro:bit

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