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BBC make it digital

Micro:bits and more!

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You can use your Micro:bit 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 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.

To create codes for your Micro bit please visit the Micro:bit website to save your creations you will need to create a free account. Learn more about the Micro:bit!

Loaning Microbits 

Microbits are now free to loan at Caludon, Central, Foleshill, Tile Hill and Willenhall Libraries. Anyone can loan a Micro:bit for up to 4 weeks. Each Micro:bit pack contains: 1x Micro:bit, 1x Mini USB cable, 1x battery pack with 2X AAA batteries and 1x set of instructions. All Micro:bits are free to reserve in any Library or online via  

Coventry Libraries can help 

Need help or inspiration with your Micro:bit? Coventry Libraries run Code Clubs and Micro:bit sessions! They can help you play games and create your own codes on a Microbit.

Weather Watchers

Did you know you can create your own weather reports and post them on the BBC Weather watchers' website.

You will need to create a free BBC id before creating a report, which requires an email address. Don't forget to share your reports with Coventry Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

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