This site uses cookies to deliver our services and provide a basic level of website functionality. The four different types of cookies are: Strictly Necessary cookies, Functionality cookies, Performance cookies and Advertising cookies. By checking the box and clicking the button below, you are informing Rapid Electronics Ltd that you agree to the use of these cookies as detailed in our Privacy Policy.

Industry Schools FE/HE Site: Industry Site: Schools Site: FE/HE Site: Mobile
  +44 (0)1206 751166  

It's a :bit special

The micro:bit is the low cost computer designed to get children started with coding and embedded computing. It also has a more serious aim of addressing the skills shortage in the technology sector.

Simply choose your programming language – from the visual Javascript and Microsoft Block Editor to the popular text-based editor Python – and start coding. Make the integrated 25 red LEDs flash a message, use the buttons to control games, detect motion or interact with other devices. Programmes can be downloaded via a USB cable or Bluetooth 4.0.  

There are a huge range of projects and online tutorials for micro:bit users. You can use the micro:bit to make a robotic or a musical instrument, create a Pokémon Go Step Counter or take part in the BBC micro:bit Lego Challenge.

  • 5 x 5 LED matrix display
  • 2x tactile switch button inputs
  • Electronic compass
  • Accelerometer
  • 3x input/output rings
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity

You can now order a micro:bit from Rapid – either just the board itself or a kit which also includes a USB cable, battery holder and batteries.

Microbit Boards








loading