Let's code! Borrow a Micro:bit from Bucks Libraries

You can use a BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. 

It's easy peasy!

It can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required.

Libraries in Buckinghamshire now have 290 BBC Micro:bits to loan out, courtesy of the Micro:bit Foundation.

What is it?

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology which is designed to inspire digital creativity and develop a new generation of coders to help address a critical skills shortage in the technology sector.

How do I get hold of one?

The Micro:bits can be borrowed free for 3 weeks and can be connected to a PC or laptop via the USB lead supplied in the pack. Coding is done online supported by the website www.microbit.org which has fun ideas for beginners through to projects for making robots!

Reserve and borrow a Micro:bit 

Their arrival in libraries is just in time for the start of the national Get Online Week campaign, and the theme of this year's campaign is #Try1Thing. Whether you're brand-new to the internet, or you want a bit of help getting more out of being online, libraries are here to help you take the next step.

For information about events taking place in libraries in Buckinghamshire for Get Online Week visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/in-the-library/get-online-week-2017

 

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