The Micro:Bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!
The BBC launched the Micro:Bit single-board microcontroller back in 2015 as an education tool for kids in an effort to get them actively involved in writing software and project development.
The micro:bit comes with a large variety of built-in features, such as:
The micro:bit allows anyone to simply pick it up, plug it into a computer and start creating with it right away. It is designed to be a starting point to spark children's interest in coding so they can move on to other more complex do-it-yourself electronic devices such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi in the future.
The micro:bit can also connect with a variety of sensors, motors and other micro:bits. This extends the use of the micro:bit to build more complex projects and gives children more ways of expressing their creativity.