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Resources on the Micro:bit, a pocket-size computer

Safety Best Practices

  • Always keep your micro:bit in an anti-static bag when not using it. It's good practice for you to earth themselves before handling it. 
  • Only handle micro:bit by its edges. This minimises the risk of damage through an electrostatic discharge. 
  • Avoid touching the components when the power is running.
  • Do not use portable battery chargers or USB charging ports (often marked with a lightning bolt or 'SS'), to power your micro:bit. Using these may damage your micro:bit and stop it working properly.
  • Do not place any metal objects across the printed circuits on the board as this can cause a short circuit damaging your BBC micro:bit. This can cause risk of burn or fire.
  • Do not use your BBC micro:bit in water or with wet hands.
  • Do not leave your BBC micro:bit plugged into a computer or any other device unsupervised. 
  • Do not mix different types of batteries or mix new & used batteries
  • Remove spent batteries from the battery holder
  • Only use Zinc or Alkaline batteries
  • Do not use rechargeable batteries

More safety guidelines can be viewed below: