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May 31, 2016 10:10 am

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BBC micro:bit available to all!

Announced today: the BBC micro:bit is being made available to buy in the UK!

After gifting the BBC micro:bit to up to one million year 7 pupils across the UK earlier this year it has now been announced that the BBC micro:bit is now available to pre-order to help inspire everyone to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.

Building on the ground breaking role of the BBC Micro in the 1980’s the BBC micro:bit has been designed to be a fun and easy-to-use introduction to the world of technology, packed with endless possibilities for creativity to inspire coders of all ages!

You can pre-order your BBC micro:bit from today and all orders will be shipped in July so that you can spend the summer holidays exploring the new coding opportunities as it falls through your letterbox!

Prices range from £12.99 for a single BBC micro:bit; £14.99 for the starter kit ‘BBC micro:bit Go’ (including a BBC micro:bit, mini USB, battery pack and four project ideas) and £140.00 for a ‘BBC micro:bit Club’ pack which includes 10 devices and everything you need to start a coding club.

Where to pre-order?

Order your BBC micro:bit today and get ready to start your coding adventure this summer!

Why not try creating a 3D printable design for the your BBC micro:bit whilst you wait for the postman? My Mini Factory are running a competition until the 19th August which could win a school of your choice a 3D printer!

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This why the work we are doing as part of the DfE platform provisioning programme is so important - bbc.co.uk/news/education…

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