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Micro:bits

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With LEDs that can scroll messages or display pictures, programmable buttons and motion detectors you can code the Micro:bit to do all sorts of things from music to robots to games. And you can borrow them free for up to 3 weeks with your library ticket (8 years and over).

Inside the box is the Micro:bit, USB cable and a battery pack.

Don't worry if you don't have a computer: you can program the Micro:bit from an app on your phone or tablet and download the code via Bluetooth. Micro:bits are available from Birtley, Blaydon, Central, Chopwell, Crawcrook, Leam Lane, Pelaw and Wrekenton Libraries. Just ask the staff for more information.

Getting started with the Micro:bit

You can borrow a Micro:bit on your library ticket for up to 3 weeks. Please make sure that you return all three items in the box: the Micro:bit, USB cable and the battery pack.

We recommend that you download and read the Micro:bit safety guide

Other sites you may like to visit for inspiration:

Quick guide to Micro:bit Using the Micro:bit in 5 easy steps. Downloading your code. There are also projects, games to code, lessons ideas on this official Micro:bit website

Guide to mobile and tablet apps Code from a smart phone or tablet and Bluetooth to the Micro:bit

Get started with coding Get started with coding with this tutorial

Code Club projects 

Kitronic "getting started" guide, projects and resources, explanation of coding blocks

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