BBC micro:bits

BBC micro:bits are here!

Learn how to write computer programs using tMicrobithe BBC micro:bit.

What’s a micro:bit?

The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer. It comes in a plastic wallet with a Quick Start guide and a USB lead. There’s also a battery pack in case you want to run the micro:bit away from your computer.

What can I do with it?

Get cracking by putting together some simple routines that flash  in various patterns or to display a scrolling message across the LED display built into the micro:bit.  Once you’ve got the basics of coding using the built-in tutorials you’ll be able to use the micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations from robots to musical instruments. The possibilities are endless!

How do I program it?

A micro:bit can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more. No software is needed – just plug it into the USB port on your computer and play.   No computer?  No problem. Use one of ours in the library.

More information about micro:bits and a guide to coding and projects is here.

BBC micro:bits are available to borrow FREE from the library.  Just ask at the desk.

Borrow yours today and get coding!

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