The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer given free to every Year 7 student across the UK.
We're very excited about the opportunities for learning and teaching programming. We teach MicroPython, a lean and fast implementation of the Python 3 for microcontrollers.
We've created a full micro:bit simulator in the browser so students can learn how to program a physical device before tackling all the issues that come with a physical device. We've also developed learning materials with automated marking to help teachers use the BBC micro:bit effectively as a teaching tool in the classroom.
Get younger and less experienced students started with the BBC micro:bit using a visual programming environment while still using our online micro:bit simulator.
Onboard components: accelerometer, compass and temperature sensor.
External components: speakers, servo motors, buttons switches, LEDs, sensors and displays.
Third-party kits: such as line-following buggies.
No. We've created a full micro:bit simulator so you can do everything you'd do on a real micro:bit in the browser. Learn how to program a physical device before tackling all the issues that come with a physical device.
Yes. You can download any programs you write on our platform to run on your real micro:bit. Use our editor to write and test programs for your micro:bit.