04 - Robotbit MicroPython API

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Run the motor

robotbit.motor(motor number, speed, runtime)

  • motor number: 0 (all motors), 1~4 (corresponds to M1A, M1B, M2A, M2B respectively)
  • speed: -255~255, the negative number means to reverse the motor
  • runtime: stop the motor after a period of time (ms); if set 0, then the motor won't stop.
import robotbit
robotbit.motor(0, 255, 0)
Stop the motor

robotbit.motorstop(motor number)

  • motor number: stop the corresponding motor immediately; 0 (all motors), 1~4 (corresponds to M1A, M1B, M2A, M2B respectively)
import robotbit


robotbit.servo(servo number, servo angle)

  • servo number: 0~7 correspond to S1~S8 respectively
  • servo angle: 0~180 correspond to the regular 9g servo (180°)
  • If you're using Kittenbot geekservo (-45°~225°) and 2KG servo (0°~360°), then refer to the code below
import robotbit
robotbit.servo(0, 90)

# geekservo
robotbit.servo(0, int((servo angle-90)/1.5+90))
# 2KG
robotbit.servo(0, int((servo angle-180)*50/9+1500))

Stepper Motor

robotbit.stepper(stepper motor M1 angle, stepper motor M2 angle)

  • the program would not run to the next step if the stepper motor does not turn to the set degree
  • 360 means that the stepper motor turns 360°. The stepper motor here is 28byj.
import robotbit
robotbit.stepper(0, 360)


import microbit
import neopixel

np = neopixel.NeoPixel(microbit.pin16, 4)
# the RGB LEDs on Robotbit are controlled by micro:bit pin16, so here we define the pin as pin16 and we need to use all the 4 LEDs on the board

np[0] = (255, 0, 0)
# Set the first LED color as red. Three parameters correspond red, green, and blue.

# show the color you set. If not adding this line, the LED won't show the color.


We use the official mocro:bit library here. The default is P0.
music.pitch(frequency, duration)
frequency-pitch reference

import music
music.pitch(262, 500)
# this is the DO in the middle and lasts for 500ms



  • note = NOTE[octave][:duration]

import music
# c4:1 correspond to octave:duration. There are two points that affects the duration: ticks and bpm.
# default duration = 600000/bpm/ticks, default bpm = 120, tick = 4, so c4:1 means that the DO in the fourth octave sounds for 500 ms
# If music.play('c') has the same effect as c4:4, it is because the default octave = 4, duration = 4
# there are also some built-in melodies in the music library, like music.play(music.FUNK)


Built-in melodies:



Run the official sample program and enjoy the melody:

from microbit import *
import music

# play Prelude in C.
notes = [
        'c4:1', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e5', 'g4', 'c5', 'e5', 'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e5', 'g4', 'c5', 'e5',
        'c4', 'd', 'a', 'd5', 'f5', 'a4', 'd5', 'f5', 'c4', 'd', 'a', 'd5', 'f5', 'a4', 'd5', 'f5',
        'b3', 'd4', 'g', 'd5', 'f5', 'g4', 'd5', 'f5', 'b3', 'd4', 'g', 'd5', 'f5', 'g4', 'd5', 'f5',
        'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e5', 'g4', 'c5', 'e5', 'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e5', 'g4', 'c5', 'e5',
        'c4', 'e', 'a', 'e5', 'a5', 'a4', 'e5', 'a5', 'c4', 'e', 'a', 'e5', 'a5', 'a4', 'e5', 'a5',
        'c4', 'd', 'f#', 'a', 'd5', 'f#4', 'a', 'd5', 'c4', 'd', 'f#', 'a', 'd5', 'f#4', 'a', 'd5',
        'b3', 'd4', 'g', 'd5', 'g5', 'g4', 'd5', 'g5', 'b3', 'd4', 'g', 'd5', 'g5', 'g4', 'd5', 'g5',
        'b3', 'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e4', 'g', 'c5', 'b3', 'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e4', 'g', 'c5',
        'a3', 'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e4', 'g', 'c5', 'a3', 'c4', 'e', 'g', 'c5', 'e4', 'g', 'c5',
        'd3', 'a', 'd4', 'f#', 'c5', 'd4', 'f#', 'c5', 'd3', 'a', 'd4', 'f#', 'c5', 'd4', 'f#', 'c5',
        'g3', 'b', 'd4', 'g', 'b', 'd', 'g', 'b', 'g3', 'b3', 'd4', 'g', 'b', 'd', 'g', 'b'


Kittenbot Ultrasonic Sensor

It is an ultrasonic sensor with 2 RGB LEDs. For regular HC-04 ultrasonic sensor, please short-circuit the TRIG and ECHO


import microbit
import robotbit


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