In the next couple of weeks all year 7 will be getting a micro:bit. The micro:bit is a small hand held computer that year 7 will be using as a programing device over the next few computing lessons.
The micro:bit was created by the BBC to promote programing to kids all over the UK .The micro:bit is about the size of the palm of your hand and these tiny little micro:bits have millions of uses: you can change the light display on the front and even create a mini guitar that plays louder the more you shake it. It’s 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools in the early 1980s. (Ask your mum or dad.)
The micro:bit has a motion sensor, low energy blue tooth, a working compass , 2 programmable buttons and a 25 lights light display that can flash out any message you want. Just hop over to the micro:bit website and you can check out the three different programing apps. So visit www.microbit.co.uk.
Terry, Year 7
Boston High Newsroom