UK students patiently waiting for the BBC micro:bit mini PC to roll out, that was first unveiled during July of this year.
Will be disappointed to learn that the BBC has this week announced a delay in the mini PCs launch due to a power supply issue that has been discovered on some of the PCs that have been manufactured.
The BBC is now hoping to roll out the micro:bit mini PC to UK students early next year but is also hoping to supply teachers with the mini computer before the end of the year. To recap on just exactly what the BBC micro:bit has to offer, the BBC explains more in the video below.
The BBC and partners unveiled the BBC micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. In the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative for 30 years, up to 1 million devices will be given to every 11 or 12 year old child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK, for free.
MyMiniFactory will be showcasing how 3D printing and open source design can be used to create objects that can be combined with the micro:bit to innovate and make new products. We will be hosting versions of a case for the micro:bit on our platform that students will be able to print themselves in the classroom. We will also be hosting competitions and campaigns encouraging school kids to engage with CAD software and 3D printing.