You can use your BBC Micro:bit for all sorts of creations, from robots to musical instruments. The possibilities are endless. The Micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer being given free to every Year 7 or equivalent child across the UK. This little device has a lot of features, such as 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games. 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.
To create codes for your Micro:bit please visit BBC Micro:bit website.
How Halton Libraries can help
- Micro:bits are free to loan to adults or children from all Halton Libraries for up to 3 weeks
- Each Micro:bit pack contains: 1x Micro:bit, 1x Mini USB cable, 1x battery pack with 2X AAA batteries and 1x set of instructions
- Micro:bits are free to reserve in any Halton library or online via the catalogue
If you are a child aged between 7 and 12 and need help or inspiration with your Micro:bit then why not come along to one of Halton Libraries Code Clubs. They can help you play games and create your own codes on a Micro:bit.