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The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide




The BBC micro:bit is a pocket–sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, easy, inexpensive way to develop their digital skills. With it, kids (and grownups) can learn basic programming and coding while having fun making virtual pets, developing games, and a whole lot more. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide contains what you need to know to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You′ll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add–ons through easy–to–follow, step–by–step instructions. • Set up your BBC micro:bit and develop your digital skills • Write code in JavaScript Blocks, JavaScript, and Python • Discover the BBC micro:bit’s built–in sensors • Connect the BBC micro:bit to a Raspberry Pi to extend its capabilities • Build your own circuits and create hardware

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