• 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…

  • Micro:bit Accessory of the Month | Kitronik Klimate Board

    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 Klimate Board, developed by Kitronik.

     

    What is it?

    The Klimate board is a Real Time Clock (RTC…

  • Micro:bit Accessory of the Month | BinaryBots Totem Crab

    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 Totem Crab, developed by BinaryBots.

     

    What is it?

     

    A sophisticated 'smart toy' from Binary Bots…

  • 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…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – VERSION 2 – Hand Wash Timer Circuit – by Cabe

    It’s during times like these that inspire innovation. I even made something for the cause!

     

    In that spirit, the “Fighting Germs” contest is here to not only reward that innovation ─ but also give to other charities for those attempting the same thing! It…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Pure Square Wave Accelerometer Theremin – version 2 by Cabe

    The Micro:bit Accelerometer Theremin. Cool case, but no lights this time. (All Images: ME)

     

    I didn’t care for the sound that the last accelerometer Theremin produced. I wanted something that produced a pure square wave sound. The result was more than I…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Accelerometer Theremin – version 1 by Cabe

    The Micro:bit Accelerometer Theremin. Cool case, but no lights this time. (All Images: ME)

     

     

    Continuing on the theme of the Accelerometer Tone Adjusting project, I want to use the idea of very little hardware in building another Theremin. You can see the…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Accelerometer Tone Adjuster and MicroSynth Case by Cabe

    The Micro:bit Accelerometer Tone Adjuster. (Image: ME)

     

    This project takes the Micro:bit and lets it change tones as you move it around, using the onboard accelerometer as the variable input. This is sort of like the light Theremins I made in these two…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – 8-Button Melody Synthesizer by Cabe

    This is the Multi-button Synth in "button play mode."

     

    (UPDATE: The next version of this project is done, see the "16-button sequence synthesizer.")

     

     

    What’s the logical next step to a synthesizer? Playing multiple sounds or melodies. Accessible…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Valentine-ish Compatibility Tester aka Galvanic Skin Sensor by Cabe

    Happy Valentine's Day 2019!!!

     

    It occurred to me that I should probably make it heart themed, for Valentine's Day. So, here it is.

    It responds to the galvanic skin response with a heart shape that grows in size.

    Download the Microbit GSS Heart files…

  • ONE Space and the micro:bits!

    Hello Element14 community! I'm the manager of a free community makerspace in the Old North End of Saint John, New Brunswick. I entered the Great Micro:bit giveaway after a particularly great summer camp the New Brunswick Community College facilitated…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Scary Tapping Halloween Robotics Build

    A partial build of the Scary Tapping project above.

     

     

    This started out as a Halloween project – Scary Tapping. It makes the sound of someone, or something, tapping behind a wall, floor, what have you. But it seems to have turned into a "robot spoon musician…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Water on the Floor - Sensor Alarm

    Even being bathing in technology, my sink still leaks, and I don’t know until it’s flooded in the cupboard. It’s almost ridiculous to NOT know when your basement is flooded. Tubs, washing machines, even the refrigerator could leak at any time.

     

    Anxiety…

  • [PROJECT] BBC Micro:bit – Make an Adventure Video Game!!!

    Legend World Adventure Quest, Championship Edition Super Turbo

     

    “If you only ever play one video game in your entire life, this is it!” – Game Xtremist Chronicle

    “To be in the presence of true game genius is a gift few will experience. Play this game!”

  • 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…