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The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed to inspire every child to create their best digital future. It is a multi-functional tool that works in lots of different ways when programmed to do so. Through the micro:bit, children are encouraged to explore their ideas while using real code and real computational thinking, and it makes coding fun.

Through harnessing both the hardware and software, it helps grow children’s computing knowledge and provides a practical purpose to their learning. The device lets children discover that that they can control the design and application of technology in their world.

BBC Micro:bit GO Complete Starter Pack

  • A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters

  • On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall and use it to control motion activated games

  • Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smart phone

  • A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you're facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets