BBC Micro:bits aim to encourage children to get creative with coding. They are suitable for children aged 7 - 12 years old.

BBC Micro:bits starter kits are free to borrow across the network of 96 libraries. Each starter kit contains a BBC Micro:bit, a mini-USB cable and a battery pack, along with some video links to help a young person to get started with coding and learning more about the digital world.

The BBC Micro:bit is easy to pick up and use with little training, and can be programmed using a variety of free coding platforms on a PC, laptop or Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. Although it’s small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, it has a screen, onboard sensors and the option to add a host of exciting peripherals such as servo motors, lights, switches and all manner of sensors – and even robots.

A Micro:bit can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no additional software required.

Inside the Micro:​bit sets are the following:

Micro:bit set

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