Checking out BBC micro:bit

BBC micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized, codable computer that allows anyone to get creative with technology. Made possible through a major partnership with 31 organisations, a micro:bit has been given to every 11 or 12 year old child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK, for free.

 

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Can be programmed with high-level online IDEs using the BBC’s website at www.microbit.co.uk/create-code including:
Microsoft TouchDevelop IDE
Microsoft Blocks
CodeKingdoms Javascript
MicroPython
mbed enabled
Online IDE at developer.mbed.org
Easy to use C/C++ SDK
Dedicated micro:bit runtime libraries for rapid development (developed by Lancaster University)

Nordic nRF51822
Multi-protocol Bluetooth® 4.0 low energy/2.4GHz RF SoC
32-bit ARM Cortex M0 processor (16MHz)
16kB RAM
256kB Flash
Bluetooth Low Energy Master/Slave capable
Input/Output
25 LED Matrix
Freescale MMA8652 3-axis Accelerometer
Freescale MAG3110 3-axis Magnetometer (e-compass)
Push Button x2
USB and Edge connector Serial I/O
2/3 reconfigurable PWM outputs
5 x Banana/Croc-clip connectors
Edge connector
6 x Analog In
6-17 GPIO (configuration dependent)
SPI
i2c
USB Micro B connector
JST power connector (3v)

Source : Mbed (goo.gl/dTBWGi)

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A techie, tinkerer and tech lover, who loves to blog and feels everyone can learn tech provided they have the right attitude towards learning and passion. By profession, I am an IOT developer working in Smart Home/ Smart Grid domain.
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