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.
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.