The BBC micro:bit, a small, Raspberry Pi-like computer that was sent to 1 million year 7 students in British schools over the last two months, can now be bought by everyone.

The computer, which starts at about $22, is available online in several configurations.

The BBC micro:bit is a small, 32-bit computer, with LED lights and buttons which can be programmed to do your bidding.

It also has Bluetooth support, an accelerometer and a compass, widely expanding the number of usage scenarios. I’ve spent some time with the device in May and found it to be a great learning tool for both complete beginners and intermediate students. Read more…

More about Bbc Micro Bit, Micro Bit, Programming, Bbc, and Tech

View original article:  

BBC’s $22 computer is now available to everyone