Getting Started

microbit.org
microbit.org is the primary website of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation and is aimed at educators, providing a range of project ideas, lesson materials ...
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 at 10:18 AM
micro:bit website update
This article describes the changes being made to the microbit.org website. What's new? In March 2020, the new website was made live. It better sup...
Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 at 2:08 PM
micro:bit classroom
micro:bit classroom is a new tool that helps educators easily manage students’ work when programming the BBC micro:bit. You can share a program, review stud...
Wed, 1 Apr, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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, 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