• Bluetooth basic problem with the micro:bit

    I've recently received my micro:bit and worked through most of the projects in 's blog - great start.

     

    I'm keen to code on my Android tablet and smartphone and then use bluetooth to flash the .hex file to the micro:bit, but I'm not having…

  • Accessory of the Month | Grove Inventor Kit

    Each month, we're going to shine a light on a kit or accessory that you can use to enhance your micro:bit projects. This month our featured product is the Grove Inventor Kit, developed by Seeed Studio.

     

    What is it?

     

    The Grove System is a modular, standardized…

  • Accessory of the Month | Kitronik Inventor's Kit

    Each month, we're going to shine a light on a kit or accessory that you can use to enhance your micro:bit projects. This month our featured product is the Kitronik Inventor's Kit, available for purchase now from Farnell element14.

    What is it?…

  • The Great micro:bit Education Giveaway!

     

     

    Hello Community!

     

    WINNERS HAVE NOW BEEN SELECTED! SEE THEM HERE:

     

    The Great micro:bit Education Giveaway - Winners!

     

    Back to School season is upon us! For many students…

  • Teachers Wanted! Test micro:bit kits and accessories in the classroom with element14

     

     

    As the exclusive manufacturer of the BBC micro:bit, Farnell element14 has access to a wide variety of kits and accessories, designed to expand the possibilities of what can be…

  • element14 presents: A day of BBC micro:bit ideas

    The compact design and multiple features of the BBC micro:bit allow for a wide range of opportunities to incorporate the device into your day to day life. Once your students have got the hang of programming the device to perform simple functions, you…

  • BBC micro:bit FAQs

     

    When will the BBC micro:bit be available to purchase?

    The BBC micro:bit is available for UK purchase now from either Farnell element14 or CPC. Please note there is a minimum order quantity of 90 units.

     

    When will the BBC micro:bit be available to purchase…

  • How micro:bit is Inspiring the Next Generation of Digital Ambassadors

     

     

    As micro:bit continues to spread across the globe, more and more young people are being inspired to explore their creativity through coding and robotics. Canada-based STEM initiative Fair…

  • element14 and micro:bit help Chicago students to become "TechGirlz"

    Newark element14 recently teamed up with TechGirlz - a nonprofit organisation dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology industries - to provide middle school students in Chicago with a hands-on introduction to basic coding.

    Hosted at two Microsoft…

  • Over 100,000 micro:bits deployed in Singapore's Digital Maker Programme.

    Singapore has become the latest country to join the micro:bit revolution, with the country's Ministry of Education supporting a national campaign to roll out more than 100,000 of the devices in a bid to nurture a new generation of digital makers. …

  • BBC micro:bit now available in Japan

    The BBC micro:bit continues to spread around the world with its official Japanese launch this week at the Tokyo Maker Faire. Representatives from the BBC micro:bit foundation and Farnell element14 were in attendance at the event, which brings together…

  • Celebrating 12 months of BBC micro:bit!

     

    This time last year, the first batch of BBC micro:bit devices was being delivered to one million high school students across the UK. Twelve months later, the initiative continues to go from strength to strength. Already available across Europe, the device…

  • BBC micro:bit US Launch at ISTE Conference, San Antonio - Part Two


    Over a hectic four days, members of the element14 team have been present at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio, where the BBC micro:bit was officially launched in the USA and Canada.
     
    The event was packed with a constant stream of interested and knowledgable…
  • BBC micro:bit US Launch at ISTE Conference, San Antonio - Part One

     

    The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world – a meeting of education and technology thought leaders, companies, teachers and students. It’s currently being held in the beautiful…

  • BBC Micro:Fit Pt. 2

    Hello All,

     

    I want to apologize for the long lapse between Pt. 1 and Pt. 2, finals have been a handful. But anyways to the content we go!

     

    Unfortunately it does not look like the Micro:Fit will have a watch/clock component, as I can not find any module for…

  • BLE controlled crossbow blot-Development Platform

    1. In normal case, there will be kinds of development platform like MDK or IAR, but for MicroBit, that is totally different, It is easy to use and understand even for kids,

    Here are 5 proposed development environment, both with Graphic Interface, Drag…

  • BLE controlled crossbow blot-Micro:Bit received.

    1. Micro:Bit is one unique board, not for its fully function and powerful feature, but for its easy to use and easy to learn even for Kids. My propose is to use minimum resources for a fun toy. A BLE controlled crossbow blot to fire a cotton ball stick…