micro:bit device

Using servos and sound at the same time
It is not possible to reliably use the sound playback (music or pitch) and servos at the same time. This is because the PWM generation on the micro:bit uses...
Wed, 6 Mar, 2019 at 9:14 AM
Will my micro:bit always be compatible with other peripherals?
Question Will my micro:bit always be compatible with other peripherals? Will the edge connector change in future? Answer It is important for us to en...
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Can I rename my micro:bit?
You can't manually rename the micro:bits. Their names are hard-coded and based on their internal unique ID. However, you can derive the names by lookin...
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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...
Thu, 5 Jul, 2018 at 2:29 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...
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 at 11:57 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  ...
Wed, 15 May, 2019 at 10:03 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
What is maintenance mode? If the micro:bit is connecting as a drive called MAINTENANCE instead of MICROBIT, then you are in the maintenance mode provided f...
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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...
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 at 11:26 AM