The Kitronik GAME Controller for the microbit is a retro gaming accessory for the microbit. It is a programmable gamepad-style controller enabling a better gaming experience on the microbit itself, or the ability to control other devices over microbit radio.The GAME Controller is similar in design and features to the the GAME ZIP 64, only without the ZIP LED screen. This offers great value if the microbits own LED matrix is sufficient for the game or when it will be used to control other devices such as robots and buggies. It will also be much lighter on power consumption than its larger/older sibling.It features on-board sound, 4 x directional buttons, 2 fire buttons, haptic feedback, and breakout points so shoulder buttons can be added. All of these features are fully programmable. The board is powered by two AA batteries, which also power the attached microbit.The microbit connects to the board via the Edge Connector on the GAME Controller. The microbit should be inserted firmly into the edge connector, ensuring that the microbit LED display is facing in the same direction as the front of the GAME Controller.Note The microbit is NOT included. External Channels Care should be taken when using the external breakouts for pins 19 and 20 as GPIOs, as this can cause issues with the I2C devices on the microbit itself e.g. compass and accelerometer.Features A hand-held gaming solution for the BBC microbit. Fully programmable on-board sound, directional buttons, fire buttons, and haptic feedback. Breakout pads for adding shoulder buttons. Ergonomic design for comfortable game-play. It can also be coded to be a controller for your buggy or robotics projects. We have created custom code blocks for the MakeCode Editor that are available as an Extension to the editor. The board features an on/off switch to power the board on/off or to act as a reset if the GAME Controller is in an enclosure where the microbits own reset switch cannot be accessed.Contents 1 x GAME Controller for the microbit.