The Joy-Car from Joy-it is a user-programmable autonomous robot car based on the BBC micro:bit. It comes as a kit of parts and must be assembled by the user. No soldering or special tools are required for this, a small Phillips and a small flat screwdriver are all you need, even though small pliers are practical for tightening the nuts together with a wire cutter for clipping a few tie wraps.

The kit contains all the parts required to build the robot, and even a few extra. Note that the kit is available with and without the BBC micro:bit, so be careful when you order it. 
Joy-Car Robot (incl. BBC micro:bit)
Joy-Car Robot (incl. BBC micro:bit)

The Joy-Car Is Easy to Assemble

Assembling the kit took me about two hours, where most of the time is spent on passing the cables and removing the protective film from the acrylic parts. Once assembled the robot car measures about 18 by 19 centimeters with a height of approximately 13 centimeters, depending on how you fold the cables.


Functions & Features
  • Learning the individual components as a whole machine
  • Suitable from 9 years on, ideal for school purposes
  • Detailed instructions for programming including codes
  • Programming languages: Micro:Python and MakeCode
  • Autonomous driving by line finder, ultrasonic and infrared
  • BT-control via separate 2nd micro:bit possible
  • Simulation of indicators, lights, reversing light and horn

Included sensors
  • 2x Speed sensor
  • 3x Line tracking sensor
  • 1x Ultrasonic sensor
  • 2x Obstacle sensor

Included electronic assembly
  • 1x Joy-Car mainboard
  • 2x Gear motor
  • 2x Servo motor
  • 4x LED board
  • 1x Battery case

Included items
  • Joy-Car Acryl Kit
  • Sensors
  • Electronics assembly
  • Mounting material
  • Connection cables
  • BBC micro:bit


Get a Joy-Car Educational Robot Kit including the BBC micro:bit
Kit manuals in English and German
Joy-Car programming examples