micro:bit device

Troubleshooting the BBC micro:bit
If you're micro:bit appears to have developed a fault, this article works through through some potential problems and the steps to try to bring the dev...
Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 at 2:36 PM
Calibrating the micro:bit Compass
The micro:bit has an onboard compass. This compass has to be calibrated the first time that it is used, so that the readings that it produces are accura...
Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 at 10:18 AM
The system LED does not light up when powered from batteries
This is normal behaviour. The yellow system LED on the back of the micro:bit will not light up when only running from batteries.  The System LED is pow...
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018 at 1:59 PM
Powering micro:bit from a Raspberry Pi
The nRF51822 data sheet table 20, states VDD operational ranges 1.8V..3.6V, so the Pi 3.3V pin is voltage compatible. The Raspberry Pi power data sh...
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 at 3:27 PM
How do I use micro:bit with BitLocker?
If you are using BitLocker as a way to enforce a policy that all USB removable drives are encrypted or disabled, you will not be able to access the micr...
Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 at 9:22 AM
micro:bit Error codes
If the micro:bit runs out of resources or detects a fault, it enters a 'panic' routine which displays a sad face on the micro:bit screen followed...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 9:59 AM
How much current does the micro:bit normally draw?
CAS community forums - DW - DEC 2015 The LEDs are multiplexed and modulated, so the actual current required to drive them is quite small in normal use....
Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 at 1:44 PM
Upgrade the firmware on the micro:bit
What is the micro:bit firmware Firmware is a special kind of software that makes the hardware function properly. In the case of the micro:bit, the firmwar...
Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 at 8:17 AM
Reset the micro:bit to factory defaults
To reset your micro:bit to run the default program that came with it (called the Out Of Box Experience), download and flash this .hex file via USB. If you ...
Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Outputing serial data from the micro:bit to a computer
When your micro:bit is connected to a computer with a USB cable it is able to send and receive data using 'serial' communication. This is useful f...
Mon, 6 Jan, 2020 at 3:05 PM