New micro:bit

Details of the latest micro:bit revision and guidance for accessory makers, editor developers and content producers

Details of micro:bit V2
Overview The new micro:bit has a built-in microphone and speaker to allow sound-sensing and sound-making without the need to attach another device. It also...
Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 at 9:31 AM
Where can I get the new micro:bit?
The micro:bit will be available to buy from November 2020. Visit the Buy page for updates on where to buy the micro:bit from reseller companies. The Micr...
Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 at 7:37 AM
Will the original micro:bit work with the latest micro:bit?
Yes. Your micro:bit(s) will still work in exactly the same way and will continue to be supported by Microsoft MakeCode and MicroPython.  You will still ...
Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 at 9:14 AM
Is my accessory compatible with the latest micro:bit?
There are a huge range of accessories available for the BBC micro:bit.  The Foundation aims to ensure that whenever a change is made to the board, such as t...
Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 at 11:58 AM
Guidance on using the latest micro:bit revision for accessory makers
This article is specifically for people who make accessories for the micro:bit. Please also see our general user information about the latest micro:bit revi...
Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 at 9:35 AM
Guidance on the latest micro:bit revision for editor developers
This article is specifically for people who make editors for the micro:bit. Please also see our general user information about the latest micro:bit revision...
Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 at 9:38 AM
Guidance on using the latest micro:bit for content producers
This article is specifically for people who produce content for the micro:bit. Please also see our general user information about the latest micro:bit revis...
Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 at 7:31 AM
How do I power off or put the micro:bit to sleep?
The latest revision of the micro:bit has a handy on/off/sleep mode to help conserve energy when you are not using the device. You can enter this mode by pre...
Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 at 9:20 AM
MakeCode Extension compatibility V1 and V2
Overview Software running on a new V2 micro:bit uses CODAL (micro:bit V1 uses the DAL) and as a result no longer includes the Arm Mbed platform.  The w...
Fri, 26 Mar, 2021 at 10:10 AM
Updating your .hex file.
If you find your hex file no longer works with your micro:bit, it could be because modifications have been made to the underlying software that supports the...
Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 at 11:49 AM