Getting Started

What is a micro:bit?
It is a pocket-sized computer 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools. It has 25 red LED lights that can...
Fri, 25 May, 2018 at 9:45 AM
How do I power my micro:bit?
USB Power When your BBC micro:bit is connected to your computer with the micro USB, it doesn't need another power source.  Battery Po...
Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 at 3:53 PM
How do I connect the micro:bit to my computer
It can be connected to your computer or device with a micro USB. Data can be sent and received between the BBC micro:bit and the computer so programs can b...
Wed, 3 Oct, 2018 at 11:28 AM
How do I transfer my code onto the micro:bit via USB
You can follow our simple guide in the Quick Start section of the website.  The process of transferring code is called Flashing. Once the micro:bit has bee...
Thu, 6 Sep, 2018 at 3:30 PM
BBC: How do I connect the micro:bit to my mobile device
QUESTION How do I connect the micro:bit to my mobile device? I can't get the Bluetooth upload to work. How can I restore the Bluetooth up...
Thu, 5 Apr, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Where do I save my code and programs?
You can save code however you prefer; on a USB stick, on your computer or on a cloud service like OneDrive or Google Drive. In the Javascript Blocks Edi...
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 at 12:45 PM
What is the JavaScript Blocks editor?
The Javascript Blocks Editor is a visual editor and provides an introduction to structured programming via drag and drop coding blocks that snap togethe...
Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 at 9:07 AM
What is MicroPython?
MicroPython is an editor for the text-only Python programming language. Used by beginners and coding pros alike, MicroPython is great for those who are fa...
Fri, 1 Sep, 2017 at 1:56 PM
Using the A and B buttons
This video explains how to use the A and B buttons on the micro:bit using the Javsacript Blocks Editor.
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 2:48 PM
Using Radio with the micro:bit
This article simply demonstrates using the radio to send a text string and trigger another micro:bit with the same code to display that string.
Wed, 1 Aug, 2018 at 3:00 PM