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...
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019 at 9:54 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, 21 Feb, 2019 at 1:58 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 the Javsacript Blocks Editor.
Mon, 5 Nov, 2018 at 10:07 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 ...
Tue, 5 Nov, 2019 at 12:16 PM