Breaking News! The BBC micro:bit Is Now Available To Pre-Order!

The BBC micro:bit is now available to pre-order and stock is expected to arrive in the UK in late July / early August. To ensure you don't miss out, pre-order yours via the link below and be first in the queue.

Breaking News! The BBC micro:bit Is Now Available To Pre-Order!

The BBC micro:bit is a powerful handheld, fully programmable, computer designed by the BBC and a number of partners to encourage children to get actively involved in writing software and building new things that will be controlled by it. Wirelessly connect and interact with the world around you. Use Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to mobile phones and tablets, take a selfie or drive the music in your playlists.

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KS2 D&T Course 8 July 2016 Highgate School

KS2 D&T Course 8 July 2016 Highgate School

Our good friend Andy Thompson recently got in touch to tell us about a Key Stage 2 D&T training day that he is running on July 8th at Highgate School in London. Details of the day can be found below and links for further information about the day and how to attend can be found at the foot of the article. As Head of Department at Highgate School, our award-winning presenter is passionate about sharing good practice in Design and Technology. This ‘hands-on’ event is specifically designed to... Read more

Take The BBC micro:bit To The Next Level With Bluetooth Low Energy

Take The BBC micro:bit To The Next Level With Bluetooth Low Energy

When you first meet the BBC micro:bit there is a natural progression that occurs as you learn how to interact with it. The first step is usually learning how to use the available tools to create some code that make things appear on the BBC micro:bits LED screen, things like pictures or scrolling messages. Although this can be fun for a time, there are only so many messages you can scroll across its LED's before you reach the limits of that activity. The logical next step is to learn how to make... Read more

Add Light Sensing To The BBC micro:bit Easily With Our Electro Fashion Light Sensing Board

Add Light Sensing To The BBC micro:bit Easily With Our Electro Fashion Light Sensing Board

Learn how to add light sensing to the BBC micro:bit with this very simple tutorial. The video below shows the light sensing function in action.   Adding light sensing to functionality to the BBC micro:bit is incredibly easy if you use the Light Sensing board from our Electro-Fashion range. The only parts needed are: Electro-Fashion light sensor. 3 x clip wires, something like these. Add Light Sensing To The BBC micro:bit: The Electro-Fashion Light Sensing Board (shown below) is very simple.... Read more

Experiment 7 Wind Power

Experiment 7 Wind Power

In this tutorial you will find Experiment 7 Wind Power from the Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit. We've included the entire experiment as a free example of the great practical experiments that are contained within the Inventors Kit. Learn how to build the circuit and how to code the BBC micro:bit to control the circuit. You can complete this experiment with or without the Inventors Kit. If you do not have the Kitronik Inventors Kit you will have to source all of the required components... Read more

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