Getting Started

What is a micro:bit?
Overview The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, butto...
Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 at 9:13 AM
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...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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, 5 Nov, 2020 at 3:19 PM
Reset the micro:bit
Overview The micro:bit has a reset/power button located on the back on the device, that you can use to restart the program or put your micro:bit to sleep t...
Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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...
Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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...
Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 at 1:53 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
Pairing and Flashing code via Bluetooth
Ensure you have flashed a new/recently created .hex file to the micro:bit created in makecode.microbit.org. The new file will contain the latest pairing pr...
Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 at 10:12 AM
micro:bit safety guide
Our website contains the latest safety guidance for the BBC micro:bit.
Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Set the micro:bit as the download location
In addition to the usual process of downloading a .Hex file and dragging and dropping it on to the micro:bit, it is possible to set the micro:bit as the dow...
Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 at 1:24 PM