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.   ————————————————————————————————— 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…

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Getting Started with Smallest Arduino | Digispark AtTiny85

The Digispark is an Attiny85 based microcontroller development board similar to the Arduino line, only cheaper, smaller, and a bit less powerful. With a whole host of shields to extend its functionality and the ability to use the familiar Arduino IDE the Digispark is a great way to jump into electronics, or perfect for when an Arduino is too big or too much. Specs: Support for the Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/Win/Linux) Power via USB or External Source – 5v or 7-35v (12v or less recommended, automatic selection) On-board 500ma 5V…

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