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Kitronik Compact Motor Driver Board for the BBC Micro:bit - No Micro:Bit

Kitronik Compact Motor Driver Board for the BBC Micro:bit

$24.95 - $47.95

Kitronik Compact Motor Driver Board for the BBC Micro:bit - No Micro:Bit
1 $24.95
10 $23.00


The Kitronik Compact Motor Driver Board for the BBC Micro:bit allows two motors to be driven simultaneously with forward, reverse & stop control, making it ideal for designs such as buggies. The board has built-in short circuit, over current and thermal protection.

The board includes an integrated Edge Connector where your BBC micro:bit can easily slot into. It also has external connections to the button A and button B inputs. This allows for the connection of additional switches/inputs to the motor driver board, the state of which the BBC micro:bit can read.

You can use the 2 additional inputs/outputs for connecting a range of parts in either digital or analogue modes.

A terminal block or servo-style connector provides power to the board, controlled by an on/off power switch. A green LED indicator shows when the board is on. The board then generates a regulated 3.3V supply, which is fed into the 40 way connector to power the connected BBC micro:bit. This eliminates the need to power the BBC micro:bit separately.

Kitronik has produced a set of custom blocks for the MakeCode editor to simplify using the Compact motor driver board. To add them to the editor, select the cog icon in the top right of the editor. Then, select Extensions from the drop-down menu, and in the search bar type and enter Kitronik. Pick the Kitronik motor driver tile from the list and the new blocks will be added to the menu in the editor.


  • A micro:bit
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Motors


  • Ideal for designs such as buggies and other robotics projects
  • Drive 2 motors with full forward, reverse and stop control
  • Terminal blocks for easy connection of motors and inputs
  • Program with the MakeCode editor or with python
  • Provides regulated power to the BBC Micro:bit
  • Includes Edge Connector for the BBC Micro:bit to slot into
  • This board also features an on/off switch and a power status LED
  • Access the other BBC Micro:bit pins easily and conveniently
  • The 2 additional inputs/outputs can be used in either digital or analogue modes


Supply Voltage

3V - 10.8V

Number of Motor Channels

2 DC / 1 Stepper

Motor Voltage

3V - 10.8V

Max Motor Current

1.5 Amps / Motor



68 mm


46.5 mm


10.6 mm

PCB Thickness

1.6 mm

Full Range

Add Micro:Bit? Product Code
No Micro:Bit KT5698
With Micro:Bit (board only) KT5698 + MB-0040


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