It is a pocket-sized computer 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools.
- It has 25 red LED lights that can flash messages and be used to create games.
- There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist.
- It has an accelerometer so it can detect motion and knows when you’re on the move.
- The built-in compass knows which direction you’re heading in and…
- It can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet. You can find more information on the hardware in our guide.
One of my favorite places to purchase micro:bit and accessories is adafruit.https://www.adafruit.com/category/932
For a full list checkout the micro:bit website, make sure to sort by your country to see what is available.https://microbit.org/buy/
For this unboxing I purchased micro:bit go kit, Pocket-Sized, programmable Computer with Cable and Battery Pack from Amazon
I would also recommend picking up some some alligator clips for some of the fun tutorials.Haitronic Unique 2 in 1 Alligator Clip to Dupont Wire 10pin 20cm Male, Crocodile Clip to Jumper Wire 10pin 20cm Female for Test Lead Arduino/Raspberry pi/Orange pi/Makey Makey/BBC Micro: bit
When you receive your micro:bit you will be itching to get up and running, it is really a very basic
Inside (if you purchased the BBC micro:bit go) you will find a micro:bit, usb cable, and battery pack.
All you need to do is plug a usb A into your computer, then place the micro USB type B into your micro:bit
https://microbit.org is the main site but there is an area that will take you to https://makecode.microbit.org/ which is the main site to start programming your new micro:bit.Start with something basic like the flashing heart, this will provide you with an awesome interactive guide to start learning.