The Micro Bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education.
The board is 4 cm × 5 cm and has an ARM Cortex-M0 processor, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons, and 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 23-pin edge connector.
Microbit is all for budding ideas
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.
We have over 200 different activities and resources to try, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges.