The BBC micro:bit is a fully programmable hand-held computer that can be used for a wide variety of exciting projects, from creating games and robots to musical instruments and fitness tools. In 2016, one million year 7 students across the UK received their own BBC micro:bit device, free of charge.
If you’re looking for some simple, accessible projects to help your child to get to grips with their BBC micro:bit, take a look at this selection of easy and entertaining activities that you can try out right away, using just the device itself and a few easy to find accessories.
As of January 2017, the BBC micro:bit is available for purchase in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, with more international rollouts anticipated in the near future.
|BBC micro:bit project||Skill Level||Time to Complete|
|Day One: Flashing Heart||Beginner||10-15 minutes|
|Day Two: Countdown Timer||Beginner||15-20 minutes|
|Day Three: Making Music||Beginner||15-20 minutes|
|Day Four: Camera Time||Beginner||15-20 minutes|
|Day Five: Falling Sprite Game||Intermediate||30-45 minutes|
|Day Six: Compass||Intermediate||25-30 minutes|
|Day Seven: Roll the Dice||Intermediate||20-25 minutes|
|Day Eight: Security Alarm||Intermediate||30-45 minutes|
|Day Nine: Musical Light Box||Intermediate||25-30 minutes|
|Day Ten: Two Player Telegraph Game||Intermediate||25-30 minutes|