The latest HackerBox came in the mail yesterday. I managed to avoid any spoilers so thought I’d see how dumb I can sound as I figured out what was in the box.
I’m looking forward to checking out the Micro:Bit and its blocks editor. The 128×64 OLED and WiFi modules will definitely get used in projects at some point.
Knowing the Micro:bit sells for less than $20, this box seemed light on value, so I had a look. Like last time, all prices are from Amazon unless noted.
- HackerBoxes #0022 Collectable Reference Card – $1 (estimate)
- BBC Micro:Bit – $16.99
- BBC Micro:Bit Connector Breakout Kit – $5.38 (kitronik.co.uk)
- Twin AA Battery Holder – $2.79
- OLED 128×64 pixel I2C Display – $6.99
- Alligator Clip Jumper Wires – $1.50 (estimate)
- Miniature Solderless Breadboard – $3.26
- ESP-01 Wi-Fi Modules – $2.60
- Six LED Indicator Module – $1.10 (2 for $2.21 on aliexpress.com)
- Passive Piezo Buzzer – $1 (estimate)
- AMS1117 3.3V Regulator Module – $1 (estimate)
- Header Pins – $1 (estimate)
- DuPont Jumpers – $1 (estimate)
- Micro USB Cable – $5
- Micro USB Breakout Module – $1.84
- Exclusive Micro:Bit Decal – $1 (estimate)
Several of these items are extremely cheap and only sold in multiples so I gave generous estimates. Total comes to $53.45. Things in that $3-7 range really add up quickly. Still a good value for the $44 subscription.
If you’re interested in learning more about this particular box, check out the Instructables guide or leave a comment and I’ll try to answer.