Engage your students in the classroom with BBC Micro:Bit training resources and activities to encourage the learning of Design & Technology, Engineering Math & Computing. Micro:Bit designed to make learning & teaching easy and fun aims to make engineering lessons even more engaging by showing that the learning has real life applications via case studies that showcases some of the most innovative examples of current engineering & technology from around the world.
What is Micro:Bit?
A tiny programmable computer with 32 bit ARM Cortex M0 16 MHz CPU, 16K RAM & Bluetooth Low Energy
From dancing robots to musical instruments, micro:bit has all the features you need to design innovative things - the possibilities are endless!
Easy to use, Efficient and Cost-Effective Hardware
Can be coded from any web browser, no software required
Over 200 different Activities and Resources to try, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges
Huge Teaching Repository including curriculum & projects on Computing, Design Technology
25 individually-programmable LEDs
2 programmable buttons
Physical connection pins
Light and temperature sensors
Motion sensors (accelerometer and compass)
Wireless Communication, via Radio and Bluetooth
Light Emitting Diodes
Micro:Bit has 25 programmable LEDs, allowing you to display text, numbers & images.
There are two buttons on Micro:Bit, allow you to trigger an event when these buttons are pressed
25 pin connectors are available & known as Edge Connectors, they simply allow connecting more input & output devices
LEDs when reversed behaves as basic light sensor to detect the ambient light
Temperature sensor measures ambient temperature in degree Celsius
Used to measure acceleration along different axes, and detect motion and position such as tilt, shake, free fall
This sensor detects the Earth’s magnetic field allowing to detect which direction micro:bit is facing
This provides wireless connectivity to micro:bit and establish wireless communication between two micro: bit
Bluetooth allows micro:bit to communicate with PCs, phone using Bluetooth communication. So, now you can easily control your phone using micro:bit
Python editor is perfect for those who want to push their coding skills further. A selection of snippets and a range of premade images and music give you a helping hand with your code.
Android & IOS Apps
The micro:bit apps let you send code to your micro:bit wirelessly using Bluetooth.