Raspberry Pi

BBC micro:bit

One of the devices we work with in Raspberry Valley is this small device from BBC. Please find a small introduction and some links below to get quickly started.

BBC microbit

The BBC micro:bit, measuring just 4cm by 5cm, is a stripped down computer which children can use to code and create anything they set their minds to! It’s intended as a starter device to give children a basic introduction to physical computing and tinkering, so that they can move on to using more advanced devices such as an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

Key features:

  • A display consisting of 25 red LEDs
  • Two programmable buttons
  • An on-board motion sensor or “accelerometer”
  • A built-in compass or “magnetometer”
  • Bluetooth Smart Technology
  • Three input and output (I/O) rings

microbit specification