micro:bit device

Fault finding with a micro:bit
Oh no, your BBC micro:bit appears to have developed a fault! Okay, don't panic, we'll work through some potential problems and the steps to try to...
Tue, 31 Jul, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Calibrating the micro:bit Compass: What does it mean when the micro:bit says 'Draw a Circle' or 'Tilt to Fill Screen'?
The micro:bit has an on board compass. This compass has to be calibrated the first time that it is used, so that the readings that it produces are accur...
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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
BBC: My micro:bit is not working properly, I am a student
If you think that your micro:bit isn't quite right, it's important do the following: Unplug it from the power source. Take it to your teach...
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018 at 1:29 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 mi...
Mon, 9 Oct, 2017 at 10:25 AM
What does the number after the sad-face micro:bit mean?
The micro:bit can sometimes run out of resources. When it does this, it enters a 'panic' routine, which displays a sad face on the micro:bit scre...
Tue, 14 Aug, 2018 at 3:30 PM
How to upgrade the firmware on the micro:bit
The micro:bit firmware Firmware is like software in that it is changeable. It's somewhere between software and hardware - it is stored inside flash m...
Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 at 1:58 PM
Reset the micro:bit to factory defaults
To reset your micro:bit to run the default program that came with it, download and flash this .hex file via USB. If you are unsure on how to do this, follo...
Thu, 3 May, 2018 at 9:49 AM
How do I use the serial port with a micro:bit on Windows
You will first need the mBed serial port driver available on your machine. In Windows 10, Windows Update will fetch the driver.  For earlier versions,  or...
Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 at 3:49 PM