Adafruit has announced the availability and arrival of the BBC micro:bit development board to their online store, which is now available to purchase for $14.95.
The micro:bit hardware is based on the ARM-mbed platform in the form of a ARM Cortex-M0 32 bit processor and supports Bluetooth 4.1 with Bluetooth low energy connectivity.
The British Invasion is here! No, not music…microcontrollers! New to the USA is the newest and easiest way to learn programming and electronics – the BBC micro:bit. Designed specifically for kids and beginners, the micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. It’s a small, code-able device that is a non-intimidating introduction to programming and making – switch on, program it to do something fun – wear it, customize it, develop new ideas.
The micro:bit platform combines the ‘bit, a pocket-sized coding device featuring several sensors and LEDs, with an awesome website full of coding examples and projects. Start out with the video tutorials, then check out the ideas page to get creative. From making your own games to taking selfies, the possibilities are endless!
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