micro:bit device

Measuring battery capacity
Download and flash the attached microbit-battery-level.hex file to your micro:bit. When the micro:bit is connected to a battery supply it will display t...
Mon, 11 May, 2020 at 1:51 PM
Where does the .hex file go when I transfer it to the micro:bit?
The .hex file is processed by the micro:bit and interpreted as code that it can run by itself. Once that happens, it is removed from the device to free up m...
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019 at 2:28 PM
Can I control my PC or simulate a keyboard?
The micro:bit can transmit serial data via USB, radio and bluetooth. However, the DAPLink software loaded into the interface processor only supports mass st...
Thu, 28 Nov, 2019 at 11:33 AM
Why doesn't my computer detect my micro:bit?
There are a couple of reported configurations where you might find that your machine does not recognise your BBC micro:bit device.  Firstly, make sure  ...
Thu, 6 Jun, 2019 at 8:37 AM
Can the micro:bit be infected by a virus or malware?
Virus' and Malware  There is no known possibility of a virus getting in via micro:bit, for reasons listed here: While the micro:bit advertises itsel...
Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Maintenance mode
If the micro:bit is connecting as a drive called MAINTENANCE instead of MICROBIT, then you are in the maintenance mode provided for updating the micro:bit f...
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020 at 11:40 AM
Using the micro:bit wirelessly
The BBC micro:bit has an onboard tranceiver that is capable of both Bluetooth Low Energy and radio communications. Whilst they use the same 2.4GHz frequency...
Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 at 4:26 PM
Prolonging battery life
A recent test with fresh AAA batteries and the micro:bit displaying a single LED always on lasted 6.5 days. If you want to know how much power you have ...
Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 at 11:28 AM
Keyboard and Mouse stop working when using a micro:bit
If you find that your keyboard or mouse are unresponsive after flashing the micro:bit device via webUSB, it is possible that they have been force ejected fr...
Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 at 10:52 AM