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20 May 2017

micro:bit Overview

The micro:bit is a small embedded system designed to help schools teach coding and other constructional thinking activities.

Despite its diminutive size the board is loaded with features. The most obvious are the 5x5 LED matrix display and the two push buttons.

However, there's also temperature, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors, both radio and bluetooth wireless communication, plus an array of digital and analog I/O pins that interface connect the micro:bit to electronic circuits, additional sensors, robotic kits and other gadgets.

Once connected to a PC or Raspberry Pi via the USB cable you can write and download micro:bit programs using Code Blocks, MicroPython, C++ or Javascript/Typescript.

Return to the micro:bit MicroPython Coding Tutorials page.

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