• Introducing the BBC micro:bit v2

    Meet the New BBC micro:bit V2

    The BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer helping to inspire more than 25 million children to learn digital creativity and computing skills, will receive its first major updates since launching in 2016.

     

    Available from mid…

  • 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…

  • Micro:bit Tutorials in Spanish

    Micro:bit Tutorials in Spanish

    As part of the work I'm developing with the microbits from the micro:bit Summer Code Club Challenge - Winners Announced!, here are two tutorials on how to start with Microbit (sorry only in Spanish)

     

    The first one is "hello…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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: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…

  • BBC Micro:Fit Pt.1

    Saturday I arrived to a very pleasant surprise, my Micro:Bit had arrived! I was so excited that I did a whole photo shoot of the unboxing and jumped right into getting some code up and running on it.

     

    THE PHOTO SHOOT:

    After this lovely display, it was to…

  • BBC micro:bit - Closing date for registrations approaching

    Since the launch of the BBC micro:bit project earlier this year, over 750,000 devices have been donated, with around 80% of UK secondary schools already registered for the program.

    The devices have been put to some truly inspiring uses, with over 4.5 million…

  • micro:bit experiments - Polygons!

    Introduction

    The BBC micro:bit is a compact microcontroller board populated with sensors and wireless connectivity. It also has several programming languages (graphical and text based) and is super-easy to use. No software or account is needed; just traverse…

  • 10 micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Ten - Two-player telegraph game

    About this project

     

    We end our 'ten projects' series with a very simple exercise that demonstrates how to make two BBC micro:bit devices communicate with each other.

     

    What you'll need

     

    2 x BBC micro:bit devices

    1 x Micro USB

    1 x Computer or table…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Nine - Musical Light Box

    https://www.microbit.co.uk/blocks/lessons/hack-your-headphones/activity

    About this project

     

    In this project, students learn how to program the light sensor on the BBC micro:bit, telling the device to react to different intensities of light. By attaching…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Eight - Security Alarm

    About this project

     

    This project demonstrates how the BBC micro:bit's functions can be enhanced with external devices, in this case a 3V buzzer that can be programmed to act as a security alarm.

     

    What you'll need

     

    1 x BBC micro:bit

    1 x 3V buzzer

    1 x Micro…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Seven - Roll the Dice

    About this project

     

    This project turns the BBC micro:bit into an electronic dice, programming the device to display a random number from 1-6 on the LED array when shaken.

     

    What you'll need

     

    1 x BBC micro:bit

    1 x Micro USB

    1 x Computer or tablet

    2 x AAA Batteries…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Six - Compass

    About this project

     

    In this project, students can learn how to turn their BBC micro:bit into a working compass by programming a simple script that displays the direction in which the device is facing on the LED array.

     

    What you'll need

     

    1 x BBC micro:b…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Five - Falling Sprite Game

    About this project

     

    This project guides pupils through the creation of a simple game played out on the BBC micro:bit's LED array. Players can earn points by using the A and B buttons to avoid falling hazards, similar to classic arcade games like Space Invaders…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Four - Camera Time

    About this project

     

    This project introduces the BBC micro:bit's camera functionality, allowing users to take a timed photo using the device.

     

    What you'll need

     

    1 x BBC micro:bit

    1 x Micro USB

    1 x Computer or tablet

    2 x AAA Batteries & Battery Holder…

  • 10 BBC micro:bit Projects in 10 Days: Day Three - Making Music

    About this project

     

    This project shows pupils how to introduce music and sound effects into their BBC micro:bit projects by teaching them how to write the tune 'Happy Birthday' using blocks of code.

     

    What you'll need

     

    1 x BBC micro:bit

    1 x Micro…