BBC micro:bit Micro-Controller
BBC micro:bit is a BBC initiative to get kids in the UK coding. A royalty from the sale of this BBC micro:bit merchandise helps promote digital creativity amongst young people in the UK.
The BBC microbit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life.
Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, users can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all you need is imagination and creativity.
Available in 4 striking colours (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green - Chosen at random!)
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
25 individually programmable LEDs
2 programmable buttons
32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ CPU
Bluetooth Smart Antenna
Accelerometer and compass
20-pin edge connector
Child Friendly application/descriptions:
Detects motion and direction - Shake the BBC micro:bit to play the classic Paper, scissors, stone game. Navigate around your local park with the onboard compass.
Control games using the 2 buttons
Flash messages or animations across the 25 programmable lights
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.