Getting Started

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, 24 Apr, 2018 at 10:49 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 that can...
Thu, 5 Apr, 2018 at 3:48 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, 28 Feb, 2018 at 8:32 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...
Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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
Safety advice
The BBC micro:bit is really simple to use, but do read these safety precautions and be fully prepared. Guidelines for parents and teachers ...
Tue, 10 Oct, 2017 at 3:40 PM
Use of Flash player on micro:bit site
QUESTION Why do you use Flash player for your videos? ANSWER The videos used on the micro:bit site were produced by the BBC as part of the original...
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 8:30 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
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