BBC Micro Bit DesignDigital technology has been growing fast over the past few decades, and it has changed how future generations will work and study. With computers, it’s not just about knowing how to turn one on and use software, but knowing how a computer works and how to write code and program computers. The BBC have a history of spreading digital knowledge, and did so back in the 1980s with its BBC Micro. Now, the BBC are upgrading to the BBC micro:bit.

The BBC micro:bit is going to be given out to every 11 or 12 year old child in year 7 or an equivalent in the UK. It is a small device that is a codeable computer and the BBC hopes it will raise the imaginations and creativity of children in the digital field. The miro:bit connects to a range of devices, sensors, kits and objects. It is a way for children to learn about the internet-of-things and how to manipulate and create code to change or fix things within the internet-of-things.

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