Micro:bit boards

Dive into the world of micro:bit with our selection of Micro Bit Boards. Designed to unlock a world of creativity and discovery, these boards provide the perfect foundation for your coding projects. With Micro Bit Boards, your imagination is the only limit!
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As an official reseller of micro:bit devices, we are committed to providing this versatile and educational tool to a wide audience. Our customers range from educators seeking to bring interactive learning into the classroom, parents nurturing their children's budding interest in coding, to hobbyists and tech enthusiasts ready to explore the potential of this compact yet powerful device. Our partnership with micro:bit signifies our dedication to promoting digital literacy and fostering a love for coding and electronics in people of all ages.

What is a micro:bit?

A micro:bit is a small, fully programmable computer developed by the BBC and partners as part of an initiative to promote digital literacy among young people. About half the size of a credit card, the micro:bit can be used to create a wide variety of projects, from simple games to complex robotics. It has several built-in features, including an array of LED lights, two programmable buttons, physical connection pins, a motion detector, a compass, and Bluetooth technology.

What can you do with a micro:bit?

The possibilities with a micro:bit are virtually endless. It is designed to inspire creativity and teach coding and electronics. You can code the micro:bit using several different programming languages including Block-based coding (similar to Scratch), JavaScript, Python, and more. With these, you can make the micro:bit do things like display messages on its LEDs, respond to button presses, read temperature, and communicate with other devices. You can also connect additional hardware, such as motors or sensors, to create more complex projects.

What age is appropriate for a micro:bit?

The micro:bit is designed to be accessible and fun for children as young as seven, but it can be used by people of all ages. The simplicity of block-based coding makes it ideal for beginners, while the option to use JavaScript or Python appeals to more advanced coders. It is a versatile tool for learning, creativity, and experimentation, making it suitable for a wide age range.

How do you program a micro:bit?

Programming a micro:bit is made easy with the help of various online platforms. You can use the official micro:bit website, which provides a web-based code editor, or use other platforms like MakeCode or Python editors. You write the code on these platforms, then download it as a .hex file and transfer it to your micro:bit via USB or Bluetooth. Even if you're a beginner, there are plenty of online resources and tutorials to help you get started.

Can you use a micro:bit with a tablet or smartphone?

Yes, you can use a micro:bit with a tablet or smartphone. The micro:bit has built-in Bluetooth capability, which allows it to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, including tablets and smartphones. You can also program the micro:bit using the micro:bit app available on iOS and Android. This allows you to write code and transfer it to the micro:bit wirelessly.

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