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.
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
- 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.