You can use your BBC Microbit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments. The possibilities are endless. The micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer being given free to every Year 7 or equivalent child across the UK. It's 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools in the early 1980s.
This little device has an awful lot of features, such as 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you're heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet.
Microbits are now free to loan at Caludon, Central, Earlsdon, Foleshill, Tile Hill and Willenhall Libraries. Anyone can loan a Microbit for up to 4 weeks. Each Microbit pack contains: 1x Microbit, 1x Mini USB cable, 1x battery pack with 2X AAA batteries and 1x set of instructions. All Microbits are free to reserve in any Library or online via www.coventry.gov.uk/librarycatalogue
Did you know you can create your own weather reports and post them on the BBC Weather watchers' website.