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BBC Micro:bit

(4 customer reviews)

£12.48 inc VAT (£10.40 ex VAT)

11 in stock

Brand: BBC
Part Number: ED00037
SKU: PPED00037
Barcode: 5055421083939


This is a single BBC micro:bit with no accessories, sealed in an antistatic bag. Your BBC micro:bit will come in one of 4 colour schemes, unfortunately it is not possible to specify which colour you will receive.

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. Write your code using one of the easy to use editors provided on the BBC micro:bit website, connect your BBC micro:bit to your computer via USB press the compile button in the editor and then drop the downloaded file directly onto your BBC micro:bit. There is also an app for Android devices.

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.

The BBC micro:bit is the spiritual successor of the BBC Micro of the 1980s, which itself introduced a generation of children to computing. The BBC micro bit carries on this 30 year tradition and does it 18 times faster and is 70 times smaller than its predecessor.

Based around a 32 bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor, the BBC micro:bit also features on board accelerometer and compass sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons and it can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that are part of the 21-pin edge connector.


  • USB and Bluetooth Low energy connectivity.
  • Compass and Accelerometer.
  • 2 x user assignable buttons.
  • A 25 LED display.
  • 21 pin edge connector.


  • 1 x BBC micro:bit.


  • PCB Length: 52mm.
  • PCB Width: 42mm.
  • PCB Height: 11.7mm.


  • 1 x USB Cable(For programming).
  • Computer with Internet access.



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4 reviews for BBC Micro:bit

  1. Lee Stephens

    The BBC have outdone themselves here. Its a great fun board, my 7 year old is able to make things blink and flash and is now better at programming than I am.

  2. Richard

    My son is now learnign this at school so we bought a couple for him to try things out at home. It really is impressive. The leds on the back can allow him to print little emoji like faces and messages but arent really laid out well enough to create instantly recognisable letters and numbers – other than that, great!

  3. Steve Groves

    This is my second Microbit and they are a great way to learn about micro controllers. Everything you need is in one small device that connects to any phone/ computer via Bluetooth or cable.

  4. Neville Southworth

    Thoroughly enjoying experimenting with this with my 10 year old who loves it too. He’s programmed a buggy via Bluetooth and I think this is a great starter micro-controller before going to something more advanced like an arduino or Rasp Pi. Its easy to use, and so many things can be learnt – programming using block languages to full on c and c++, robotics and harware control with PWM, GPIO etc. It can even be used to control scratch characters. A fabulous piece of kit, and proto-pic has become my favourite place to purchase items – not just for the speed of delivery, which is superb, but also for the little bags of haribo! Awesome.

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