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Meowbit - Codable Console for Microsoft Makecode Arcade

by KittenBot

Meowbit is a card-sized graphical retro game computer which allows coding with Makecode arcade and Python. In other words, it combines game programming with hardware devices.

Meowbit is a card-sized graphical programming video game console designed for teenagers. It contains 1.8' full-color screen, 6 x programmable buttons, 1 x buzzer, built-in light sensor, temperature sensor, SD card slot (for external storage), multiplayer connector and edge connector. In addition, the edge connector could access most micro:bit expansion boards.


  • MCU: STM32F401RET6, 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 core
  • Operating voltage: 3.3V
  • Supply voltage: USB (5V), Lithium battery pack (3.7~4.2V)
  • Output current: 500mA (max)
  • Dimensions: 52x76x12 (mm)


  1. Charging/work indicator
  2. Light sensor
  3. Power switch
  4. Programmable led x 2
  5. Reset
  6. DFU mode button (use to toggle firmware or to bring up the menu in Makecode Arcade mode)
  7. 160 x 128 TFT colour screen
  8. Temperature sensor
  9. Direction button x 4
  10. Buzzer
  11. A & B buttons
  12. compatible with microbit’s 40 PINs Goldfinger
  13. USB program download port / charging port
  14. SD card slot (for storing programs or extend wireless modules)
  15. Multiplayer Connector
  16. mp6050 gyroscope
  17. 3.7V lithium battery package interface
  18. MCU
  19. 2MByte spi-flash (default download unicode character table)
  20. Signature area


Makecode Arcade graphical programming mode


  • Windows 7 and above
  • macOS