• Grand Digital Computer Race proves advanced mathematics is child's play with micro:bit

    A nine-year old student successfully wrote a program to calculate a centuries-old mathematical sequence in a matter of seconds on the BBC micro:bit, beating out eight decades of advanced computer technology with simple modern coding skills.

    The Grand…

  • Wimbledon High School Students "Hack the Classroom" with micro:bit

    Students from Wimbledon High School had the opportunity to showcase their programming skills this month when they took part in Microsoft's 'Hack The Classroom' event, featuring the BBC micro:bit.

     

    Provided with micro:bit devices, sensors and…

  • Why Icelandic educators are embracing the BBC micro:bit

     

    From Sweden's world-leading startup ecosystem to Finland's vibrant telecommunications industry, the countries of the Nordic region of Europe have earned a strong reputation for consistently standing at the forefront of innovation and new digital technologies…

  • BBC micro:bit takes centre stage in Dutch programming in education drive

     

    A group of Dutch students were given a crash course in programming at this year's Girlsday event in Eindhoven, Netherlands - with a little help from BBC micro:bit and the Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP.

     

    On Thursday 13 April 2017, more than 10…

  • New release of MIT AppInventor supports BBC micro:bit and Arduino101

    On 21st June 2017, MIT announced the release of a new version of their BLE extensions for AppInventor: iot.appinventor.mit.edu

     

    As well as a completely revised set of general BLE functions, the release also includes a specific set of functions for the BBC…