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...
Tue, 10 Mar, 2020 at 3:22 PM
Connecting a power supply to the 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 Power The m...
Tue, 4 Feb, 2020 at 8:54 AM
How do I connect the micro:bit to my computer
The micro:bit can be connected to your computer or device with a micro USB cable that is capable of data transfer (not just charging). Data can be sent and...
Thu, 28 Nov, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Reset the micro:bit
Reset the current program  If you want to reset the micro:bit program that is running, you can press the reset button on the back of the micro:bit device a...
Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 at 1:27 PM
Which Editors can I use with the micro:bit?
There are two official editors for Micro:bit; MakeCode and Python. They are browser-based, meaning they work on Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux and no softwa...
Thu, 9 Jan, 2020 at 8:29 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, 2 Jul, 2020 at 4:05 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 MakeCode Editor  your...
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 at 11:17 AM
Using the A and B buttons
This video explains how to use the A and B buttons on the micro:bit using both the MakeCode and Python Editors. 
Fri, 20 Mar, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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.
Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 at 10:07 AM
Pairing and Flashing code via Bluetooth
To enter Pairing Mode on the micro:bit you'll need to hold down  the A, B and reset buttons simultaneously, then release the reset button once the LED ...
Thu, 27 Feb, 2020 at 10:30 AM