micro:bit - pocket sized programmable computer

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BBC Micro:bit is a pocket sized programmable micro-computer designed for education This mini board is packed with an accelerometer for motion detection, a built-in compass, an LED matrix, two programmable buttons and Bluetooth. Every child can have their own micro:bit. A great learning tool for inclass or at home learning. 

The micro:bit, a pocket sized computer transforming the world! 

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed for kids and beginners who are learning how to program, letting them easily implement their ideas for games, interactive projects and robotics.

You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has a tonne lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet.

This is the ideal option for makers to get started creating BBC micro:bit projects and inventing solutions (requires a USB cable for programming purposes, and a battery holder & 2x AAA batteries to power your BBC micro:bit if not connected to your computer - sold separately). The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use, users can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories at school, at home and on the go - all you need is imagination and creativity. The BBC micro:bit is completely programmable. That means each of its LEDs can be individually programmed as can its buttons, inputs and outputs, accelerometer, magnetometer and Bluetooth Smart Technology. The BBC micro:bit has a website full of coding languages, lesson plans, tutorial.

Read further for more details about the product as well as the Additional Resources tab just below the scrollable images, and if you still can’t find the information you need, contact us via our social media which can be found at the bottom of the page.

  • Product Features


micro:bit computer

Plenty of features packed into a pocket sized  board. 

Wide range of accessories

A powerful board that becomes even more fun when you pair it with accessories & extension shields. Check out our:  BitGadget KitBitStarter KitBitPlayer & BitCar,


Microsoft MakeCode Compatible - A Powerful Programming Platform

MakeCode is a widely-used graphical programming software which allows you to program the micro:bit. You can easily use it through a web browser.


Educational Course Materials

We provide free BitStarter Kit-related courses for schools and families. You can get started with BitStarter Kit no matter whether you are at class or home.

  • This product is suitable for: 

    Maker teachers / DIY hobbyists / upper-primary, lower-high school students / micro:bit users/ homeschooling educators

  • Project Examples: 

BitCar Autonomous or Remote Controlled

Remote Control Car with two micro:bits

Using our BitPlayer & BitCar you can DIY your own RC car! This is a fun application which utilises the radio bluetooth functionality of the micro:bit. 

BitwearableKit Project 2


When you shake the microbit, the matrix with randomly choose to display scissors, rock or paper symbol so you can play with your friends! Our BitWearable Kit makes it easy to turn your micro:bit into a wearable! 

BitGadgetKit Project 1

Rainbow LED Strip

When tilting the micro:bit left and right, you can make the colours of the rainbow with the RGB LED strip! Our BitGadget Kit includes the plug and play modules needed for this project. 

BitGadgetKit Project 4

The Light-Sensing Fan

This fan can sense the light. If the light is bright, the fan turns on; if the light is dim, the fan turns off.Our BitGadget Kit includes the plug and play modules needed for this project. 

sliding servo control

Sliding servo control

Use the slide potentiometer to control the servo rotation, this configuration is commonly used in robotic arm projects. Our BitStarter Kit includes the plug and play modules needed for this project. 


  • What's included

What's in the Pack 


BBC micro:bit

Instruction Manual

micro:bit guide

Note: This product does not come in a box, however the micro:bit control board itself will be protected in an antistatic bag, and all included items will be shrouded in protective parcel packaging when shipped. 

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

5x5 Red LED Array
Two Programmable Buttons
Onboard Compass, Accelerometer, Temperature Sensor
Bluetooth Antenna
Three digital/analog input/output rings
Two power rings - 3V & GND
20 pin Edge Connector
Micro-USB Connector
Reset Button with Status LED
JST-PH Battery Connector
Compatible with Microsoft Makecode and microPython

Other Details

Other Details

Package Dimensions: 70(L) * 50 (W) (mm)
Weight 32 (g)
Age for Use: 8+


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Programming Platform


MakeCode: https://makecode.microbit.org/

MakeCode for beginnershttps://microbit.org/get-started/first-steps/set-up/


Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate code simulation results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. MakeCode aims at inspiring people to explore computer science and creative coding. Leaners can immediately start programming when logging in it and find the real-world applications of computer science.

Recommended Ages: All ages

Features: easy-to-use and user-friendly; supports programming on a wide range of hardware and has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code


Related Course Material


Make 2 Learn: https://make2learn.tinkergen.com

TinkerGen has created an online learning platform called Make2Learn which contains our own course materials for a wide range of STEAM educators and programming hobbyists. You can view online or download the included videos, lesson plans and source code once you activate a course



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