Wow! Here's the new BBC micro:bit: 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro!
The all new BBC micro:bit is a BBC initiative to get kids in the UK coding. Royalties from the sale of BBC micro:bit merchandise help promote digital creativity amongst young people in the UK.
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can program and use to build your own unique electronic projects and apps.
This computer can be used to create games, animations in fact almost anything you can imagine.
The board comes in 1 of 4 random colours: Red, Blue, Yellow and Green (which one you get is a surprise!)
- 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
What you can do with the new BBC Micro: Bit
- Detect motion, direction - Shake the BBC micro:bit to play paper, scissors, stone game. Navigate around your local park with the onboard compass.
- Control your own games using the board's 2 buttons
- Use the 25 programmable LEDs to display messages
- 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.