Introduction to micro:bit

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The micro:bit is a pocket computer designed by UK’s BBC for education purposes.

Hardware Specs

Main Features

  • Buttons: To program user choices
  • LEDs:  Light Emitting Diodes – tiny, efficient, light bulbs
  • Accelerometer: How your smartphone detects orientation
  • Magnetometer: Compass, but more generally detects any magnetic field
  • Bluetooth: Micro:bits can talk to each other and other devices
  • I/O Pins: Connect motors, speakers, and external sensors

Programming Interfaces

You can program the micro:bit using various development environments:

Basic micro:bit Kit

Microbit Go Starter Pack

Step-By-Step Guide To Your First Program