Pi Supply bit:buggy Project 01 – Full speed ahead

In this project we are going to create a simple program to show you the basics of how the bit:buggy works, as well as familiarising yourself with the bit:buggy code extensions and Microsoft Make Code. In this project we will move the bit:buggy forward and then backwards.

Connect your hardware

If you haven’t done so already, connect the left servo wheel to P1 and the right servo wheel to P2.


Step 1 – Snap in place the block “go straight at full speed” into the “On start” block. The port number is the actual servo connection port.

Step 2 – Snap into place the “go straight at full speed” into the block “on button A pressed”.








Step 3 – Snap into place the “reverse at full speed” into the block “on button B pressed”.








Step 4 – Upload your code to the bit:buggy.

Here is the program link –¬†https://makecode.microbit.org/_LfpWLCDW1Vf4


When button A is pressed, the car will go straight at full speed.

When button B is pressed, the car will reverse at full speed.

Taking it further

How can you make the bit:buggy stop when both buttons are pressed?

Project Examples


First published at 5:33pm on September 29, 2019
Last updated at 12:01pm on December 12, 2019