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BBC micro:bit

A pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.

Get creative with coding &

develop core STEAM skills

with BBC micro:bit!

Meet the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer that you can customise and control –
simply connect programme it to light up, and make your very own ideas, games and apps come to life.

The micro:bit is the most recent project by the BBC in an effort to bring computer science education and STEM topics to every student across the globe. It is an open development board that works in sync with other onboard hardware components to get you started down the path of programming hardware.

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How does it work?

Simply switch it on, code, light it up and tell it what it you want it to do. It can be programmed with the drag and drop interface Microsoft MakeCode with the option to progress into MicroPython later on, opening up to more programming possibilities!


Other features include a built-in compass, motion detector, BLE and rings to connect sensors, so you can plug the BBC micro:bit in to your life. Use it as a games controller, or count your footsteps each day. Use it to measure temperature, moisture or even control a motor. Gold-tabbed edge connectors allows to connect with external components.

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The new micro:bit
is here!

Now comes with built-in microphone and speaker! 

Same great features, easier ways to use sound and

touch to get creative in  the classroom

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What's new with micro:bit v2?

Sense & react to sound with the built-in microphone
Play sound with the
built-in speaker
Capacitive touch sensor
(a bit like your phone!)
Power saving mode
More computing power

Read more about micro:bit v2 release!