Designed for teachers and students...

it's easy...

88% of children said it showed coding
isn't as hard as they thought

it's engaging...

86% said it made computer
science more interesting

it's inclusive...

16% more girls said that they would definitely choose ICT/computing after using the micro:bit.


What is micro:bit?

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website ( that can be accessed from a PC, tablet, or mobile.

It’s super easy to use, and ready to get started out-of-the-box, with a choice of coding editors for all abilities available in multiple languages. The extensive wireless and sensor features mean the micro:bit can be used across the school, including subjects such as science, design, maths, music, art and computing.

The perfect platform for education

Micro:bit around the World:

  • Inspired - hear what the teachers made of the micro:bit following the BBC’s initiative to give 1 million to school children in the now
  • Singapore to use micro:bit to teach coding to 100,000 school more
  • Icelandic Government gives micro:bit to all primary school students in sixth and seventh more
  • Dutch students learning ICT with now (in Dutch)
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella checks out the micro:bit computer at a school in now

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