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The new BBC micro:bit has a speaker, mic, and faster processor (tiny PC for students)

The BBC micro:bit is a tiny single-board computer designed to be distributed to students. First introduced five years ago, about five million micro:bit devices have been distributed to teachers and students around the world. Now the makers of the little computer have introduced a 2nd-gen model. The new BBC micro:bit features a much faster processor […]

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Kittenbot Meowbit is a tiny, cheap, and programmable retro game console

The Kittenbot Meowbit is a handheld game system with a 1.8 inch display, six programmable buttons, an SD card reader, and a 500 mA battery. It’s also a programmable device, allowing you to code your own games or modify the software that runs on the system. And has a 40-pin connector that’s compatible with the […]

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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 […]

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BBC micro:bit miniPCs will roll out to UK students in 2016

Earlier this year the BBC unveiled an ambitious plan to provide tiny, programmable computing devices to a million students in the UK. The goal had been to provide the micro:bit systems to 11-year-old students this fall… but that didn’t happen. Now the BBC says it’s on track to get micro:bit units to teachers before Christmas, […]