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BBC micro:bit

BBC micro:bit

What is BBC micro:bit?

The BBC micro:bit is a compact computer that teaches users how software and hardware work together. The micro:bit features an ARM Cortex-M0 processor, an LED light display with 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons, sensors, and many input/output features that, when programmed, enable it to interact with you and your environment.

The micro: bit was created to inspire young students to become interested in programming computer software and creating new things. It was developed to function with other systems, such as the Raspberry Pi, and to continue the BBC's tradition of educational computing with the BBC Micro.

The greatest feature of micro:bit is its ability to rapidly switch between block code and JavaScript. Initially, block coding can be used to introduce students to computer programming. After they've mastered the fundamentals, students can go on to the more advanced JavaScript programming language.

How can you use the BBC micro:bit?

The BBC micro:bit has been used in many applications, such as digital watches, fitness trackers, and game consoles. The LED display and the two programmable buttons can be used in game play or to skip through tracks in a playlist.

Moreover, after the huge success of the BBC micro:bit v1, the BBC micro:bit v2 is super-charged version of the popular pocket-sized codable computer, with a built-in microphone, a speaker, and a touch sensor.

What does Elektor offer?

Besides the BBC micro:bit boards, Elektor offers a variety of accessories and kits, such as the MonkMakes Electronic micro:bit Starter Kit, which contains everything you need to start learning about connecting electronics, and the SparkFun Inventor's Kit for micro:bit, which teaches you how to move motors, read sensors, build Bluetooth devices, and more. The Joy-Car BBC micro:bit Robot is an autonomous robot based on micro:bit and offers a modular robotics learning kit. Browse through our list of BBC micro:bit-related products to find the perfect solution for your next project.

Why should you buy a BBC micro:bit from Elektor?

Elektor provides its customers with the proper tools and educational resources for building wonderful projects. Electrical engineers, makers, and electronics enthusiasts turn to Elektor for affordable products such as BBC micro:bit and accessories for it.