BBC micro:bit is a BBC initiative to get kids in the UK coding. A royalty from the sale of this BBC micro:bit merchandise helps promote digital creativity amongst young people in the UK.
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.
Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, users can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all you need is imagination and creativity.
Available in 4 striking colours (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green - chosen at random!)
- Detects motion and direction - Shake the BBC micro:bit to play the classic Paper, scissors, stone game. Navigate around your local park with the onboard compass.
- Control games using the 2 buttons
- Flash messages or animations across the 25 programmable lights
- Connect the BBC micro:bit to your phone using Bluetooth wireless technology to take selfies without touching your phone
- Add a speaker to one of three connecting rings to play sounds or music.
Starter Kit Contents:
- MicroUSB cable
- Battery Holder (2 x AAA) (Batteries Included)
- Multiple sensors
- Programmed via software via USB
- Multiple platform support Windows, iOS, tablet, mobile
- Open Source hardware (OSHW)
- 3 Digital/Analogue input/output rings
- Power port ring
- Ground ring
- 25 individually programmable LEDs
- 2 programmable buttons
- 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ CPU
- Bluetooth Smart Antenna
- Accelerometer and compass
- 20-pin edge connector
- Battery connector
*Please Note - You will be sent random colours of BBC micro:bit, you will not be able to order items based on their colour*