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BBC micro:bit goes global (tiny, affordable, educational computing)

The BBC micro:bit is a tiny gadget that was distributed to about a million students in British schools earlier this year as a way to encourage kids to learn to code. A few months later, the BBC partnered with retailers in the UK to sell the devices to anyone in willing to spend £13. Now the BBC […]

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Now you can buy a BBC micro:bit mini-computer for £13

BBC’s plans to get a million small, programmable computing devices into the hands of UK students may have taken a little more than planned. But the BBC began giving away micro:bit computers to students earlier this year. Now they’re available for non-students willing to spend £13 (about $19 US). Premier Farnell/Element14 is taking pre-orders and several resellers including […]

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BBC delivers micro:bit tiny, programmable computers to UK students

About a year after announcing plans to distribute a million tiny computers to UK students, the BBC is now delivering micro:bit devices. The BBC micro:bit may not look like much of a computer, but it’s a small programmable device with 25 LED lights on the front, several buttons that you can press to interact with the machine […]

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BBC micro:bit tiny computers for UK students delayed (again)

The BBC plans to give away a million tiny, programmable computers to UK students. But it’s taking a little longer than planned. Initially the BBC had hoped to distribute its micro:bit devices to students and teachers last fall. Then the date was pushed back to early 2016. Now the plan is to get them in the […]