• Ages: 11+
  • $24.99

micro:bit

Recommended by teachers and made with the BBC, the Micro:bit is the ideal entry to coding for kids. This experience will give your kids a perfect hands-on introduction to coding which encourages creativity and invention. Used in thousands of schools and coding clubs, the BBC Micro:bit has created a whirlwind of innovation around the world giving young inventors a step up in to the universe of technology. Purchasing the BBC Micro:bit will also give you FREE access to Club Make where you can find hundreds of projects to complete and community full of future innovators to share with.

1

Easy to follow manual

Set up the BBC micro:bit hardware.
2

Hands-on introduction to coding

Use one of three coding platforms to tell the micro:bit what to do with code.
3

Encourages creativity and invention

Transfer the code from your computer to the micro:bit.

Bringing making and coding together to get kids inventing with tech

The BBC micro:bit is the perfect way to start kids coding and making. Designed with the BBC for kids ages 11 and up, the micro:bit gets them hands-on with hardware while also teaching creative problem-solving skills.

Choose the right micro:bit kit for your kids

Whether they want to get creative with robots or supercharge their arts & crafts

What's in the box?

1: BBC micro:bit

2: USB Cable

3: Free access to our Make platform

4: Battery Pack

5: Two AAA Batteries

What is the BBC micro:bit?

The BBC micro: bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from futuristic robots, musical instruments and glowing light boxes – the possibilities are endless. 

What does it include?

The micro bit includes 25 individually-programmable LEDs, 2 programmable buttons, physical connection pins, light and temperature sensors, motion sensors (accelerometer and compass) and wireless communication, via Radio and Bluetooth

What’s the recommended age?

11 years and up, though we think it’s a great project for experienced makers who want to learn about coding too!

Does it include batteries?

Yes, it comes with a battery pack and 2 AAA batteries included

How do kids learn to code with the BBC micro bit?

Young inventors will be taught how to use the micro bits MakeCode Editor by following easy step-by-step projects over on Club Make.

Do you sell add-ons for the micro:bit?

We sure do! We have 3 exciting add-on kits for the micro: bit that encourages new skill building: micro:bot Pack – kids build, design and code a robot to life with this add on pack. micro: craft Pack – kids craft and code as they get inventing with technology. micro: mods Pack – kids code their own programmable light strip

Where can I find the manual?

Club Make is the place to be – we’ve got awesome online manuals to match our awesome kits.

Can I use this in my classroom?

Absolutely! We have a growing library of projects, lesson plans and other resources to help inspire your future inventors. Check out our Education page for more info.

I have a question that’s not in this FAQ, how can I get in touch with someone?

Please feel free to drop our friendly Customer Support team a message anytime, they will be more than happy to help! You can reach them here.