Perfect for sharing the BBC micro:bit with friends, the BBC micro:bit club is a 10-pack containing all the pieces needed to enjoy BBC micro:bit in STEM groups, coding clubs, school classes, scouts, guides and cubs or any other social gathering (contains 10 BBC micro:bits, 10x USB cables, 10x battery holders & 20x AAA batteries).
If you are looking to start programming or would like an exciting device to get young people interested in coding – then the BBC micro:bit v2 is perfect for you! Created by the BBC working in partnership with other brands, the micro:bit is a small, programmable computer that has been designed to inspire children and young people to learn about programming and electronics in a practical and fun way.
Measuring just 4cm x 5cm, this single board computer has an impressive ARM Cortex m4 processor and 512KB of flash, making it a capable little device. The micro:bit comes in 4 colours and has various individually programmable inputs and outputs including a 5×5 LED matrix display, buttons, speakers and microphone. The micro:bit also features a temperature sensor, accelerometer, touch sensitive logo, and a built in sleep/off mode.
Step 1: Connect It
Connect the micro:bit to your computer via a micro USB cable. Macs, PCs, Chromebooks and Linux systems (including Raspberry Pi) are all supported. It comes with a fun application, give it a try!
Your micro:bit will show up on your computer as a drive called ‘MICROBIT’. Watch out though, it’s not a normal USB disk!
Step 2: Program It
Step 3: Download It
Click the Download button in the editor. This will download a ‘hex’ file, which is a compact format of your program that your micro:bit can read. Once the hex file has downloaded, copy it to your micro:bit just like copying a file to a USB drive. On Windows you can right click and choose “Send To→MICROBIT.”
Step 4: Play It
The micro:bit will pause and the yellow LED on the back of the micro:bit will blink while your code is programmed. Once that’s finished the code will run automatically!The MICROBIT drive will automatically eject and come back each time you program it, but your hex file will be gone. The micro:bit can only receive hex files and won’t store anything else!
What cool stuff will you create? Your micro:bit can respond to the buttons, light, motion, and temperature. It can even send messages wirelessly to other micro:bits using the ‘Radio’ feature.
Check out the hardware page for more inspiration.
Step 5: Master it
10 x BBC micro:bits V2
10 x USB Cables
10 x Battery holders
20 x AAA Batteries
10 x Manual