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Coding a Mini Computer?

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer designed to inspire every child to create their best digital future. Featuring the same technology used in TV, smartphones and tablets, the micro:bit can be easily programmed using simple, easy-to-use software and even modified on a breadboard – no soldering required!

The device can then be hooked up to other hardware, or control household appliances like lights and motors – all using simple coding commands. Built around an ARM Cortex-M0 processor, the micro:bit has 25 LEDs that can display lots of colours – and you can use these to create whatever games or programs you want. It also has a built in accelerometer that senses when you tilt it left or right, giving you full control over even more cool features.

With its array of input, output, power and communication pins the BBC micro:bit can be used to code your own games, music or programs and then control them with just a tap! This is the moment many children have been waiting for - a low cost device that's easy to use and fully flexible.

If you don't have the micro:bit, that's not a problem! The micro:bit also shows you the simulation when you code on the side. Check out this easy rock, paper scissors tutorial.

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