The BBC micro:bit
The micro:bit has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.
Device setup requirements
The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer with an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that you can program and physically interact with.
There are two versions of the micro:bit and both of them work with the Maker unit:
Wondering which version you have? Check out the micro:bit guide.
Getting the micro:bit for your classroom
Buy the micro:bit
BBC micro:bit devices are are available to purchase globally via our channel partners and resellers.
Code.org micro:bit Educator's Kit
Contains micro:bit boards and accessories necessary for using Code.org's curriculum. The kit contains individual devices for 15 students, or 30 students to share devices in pairs.
Curriculum using the micro:bit
Code.org has partnered with the Micro:bit Educational Foundation to offer teachers several resources on using the BBC micro:bit device.
Creating Apps with Devices
Explore the role of physical devices in computing. Using App Lab and the BBC micro:bit, students develop programs that utilize the same hardware inputs and outputs that you see in the smart devices.
Duration: 25 hours
CS Fundamentals Extension Lessons
Extension lessons using the micro:bit for classrooms that have completed CS Fundamentals Course C, D, E or F.
Teaching Creating Apps with Devices
Self-paced online professional learning experience designed to prepare educators to get started teaching the Creating Apps with Devices unit.
Note: A micro:bit device is required to engage with the activities in this professional learning experience