The starter kit includes
- USB cable
- Battery and
- Battery holder
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass, LED display, and Bluetooth technology built in.
It measures 4cm by 5cm, is available in a range of colours, and designed to be fun and easy to use. It can be coded with something simple in seconds – like lighting up its LEDs or displaying a pattern – with no prior knowledge of computing.
It also connects to other devices, sensors, kits and objects, and is a companion to Arduino, Galileo, Kano, littleBits and Raspberry Pi, acting as a spring board to more complex learning.
Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website (www.microbit.co.uk) that can be accessed from a PC, tablet or mobile.
Our Python editor is perfect for those who want to push their coding skills further. A selection of snippets and a range of pre-made images and music give you a helping hand with your code.
Getting starter guide - here
If you have an Apple iPad, you can also explore the Swift programming language with our Swift Playgrounds interactive book.
You can integrate micro:bit into your Scratch projects, turning your micro:bit into a physical game controller, paintbrush, digital scoreboard or more. You’ll need a laptop or computer with Bluetooth and Scratch Link installed, then follow the links below to get started or explore our Scratch projects.
An excellent virtual classroom environment to teach Micro:bit in classroom
Micro:bit Australian curriculum mapped activities, projects for digital technology
Year 5&6 Micro:bit course can be found here
Year 7&8 Microbit course can be found here
What else you can do with Micro:Bits - here
Shipping rates Australia wide
|Express Post*||Regular Post||Courier|
|Up to 500 gms||$9.79||$6.75||$15.99|
|Up to 3 kg||$15.00||$11.40||$15.99|
|Up to 5 kg||$30.00||$22.11||NA|
|Above 5 kg
||Estimated at checkout|
Shipping rates to New Zealand
|Australia Post international service|
|Up to 500 gms||$18.00|
|Up to 1 kg||$30.00|
|Above 1 kg
||Available on request|
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Well packaged, Product delivered as promised
Very satisfied with the shopping experience.
Great intro to coding
Got this for my 8 year old as an introduction to computing and coding - he loves it, easy to set up and use and kickstart a great skill.
Micro:Bits in primary classrooms
Micro:bits were the perfect way to explore the implementation strand of the Digital Technoliges classrooms in the 3-8 classrooms I support. It is simple to get started but there are so many places to take it.
microbit for STEM - weather station network
Great product and tool to explore STEM education. Combine with extra shields from either Sparkfun or Seeed and it extends the capability of microbit. I was able to construct a radio network of 4 microbits using both the weather shield and Grove shields with Grove BME280 into a node-red PC page. Lots of fun.
Looks great Philip
Micro:Bit is more than I expected
Micro:Bit is fun to explore and very accessible to non programmers via the web based blocks tool which encourages experimentations without having to worry about getting all the commas and full stops in the right places