All the bits that make up your BBC micro:bit

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This will be your hub for all things micro:bit, from writing code to sharing your creations. We’re working hard to make your experience as smooth and fun as possible, so if you have any feedback for us it’d be brilliant to hear it. You can contact us at help@microbit.org

You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!

Have a look at our hardware page the micro:bit is an open development board that allows you to run code on it and have access to all of the hardware. We have enabled debugging so that you can really interrogate the system – the more you know about all the bits and pieces that your BBC micro:bit is made of, the more you can hack it and create with it.

Now onto the website, where you will write the scripts that can make all your BBC micro:bit dreams come true. Anyone can have a go, write code, and see how it would play back on the BBC micro:bit online simulator. You can get to the editors on a PC, tablet or mobile, at school or on the go.

Do you use a mobile phone or tablet? There is a micro:bit mobile app that lets you send your code to your micro:bit over Bluetooth (without using a USB cable) and more. The mobile page will tell you all about it.

So what are you waiting for? Watch some short videos to get started with your BBC micro:bit, find out about the different code editors and explore our tutorials and projects.

Be a tech pro of the future with the BBC micro:bit. The digital world is your oyster.

Where to find micro:bit

Our goal is to make micro:bit easily available and affordable around the world. Our super resellers will be happy to help you get your own micro:bit. Not available in your region yet? No worries, we are now expanding across Europe and will later add the Americas, Asia and Africa.