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It contains everything you need to connect your BBC micro:bit to your computer and also enables you to power your BBC micro:bit once you disconnect it from the USB. Your BBC micro:bit will come in one of 4 colour schemes, unfortunately it is not possible to specify which colour you will receive.
Overview of the BBC micro:bit (5 minutes)
BBC micro:bit at BETT 2016 (3 minutes)
Wirelessly connect and interact with the world around you. Use Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to mobile phones and tablets, take a selfie or drive the music in your playlists.
Besides coding on computers, you can also code the BBC micro:bit on mobile devices. Click links below to down the apps.
for iPad and iPhone
The micro:bit mobile app lets you send code to your micro:bit using Bluetooth wireless technology. No connecting leads needed! Just make sure that your micro:bit is powered up and within easy reach of the phone or tablet running the app.
full details here on https://www.microbit.co.uk/mobile for video and tutorials.
The BBC micro:bit is the spiritual successor of the BBC Micro of the 1980s, which itself introduced a generation of children to computing. The BBC micro:bit carries on this 30 year tradition and does it 18 times faster and is 70 times smaller than its predecessor.
Based around a 32 bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor, the BBC micro:bit also features on board accelerometer and compass sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy and USB connectivity, a display consisting of 25 LEDs, two programmable buttons and it can be powered by either USB or an external battery pack. The device inputs and outputs are through five ring connectors that are part of the 21-pin edge connector.
Powering your BBC micro:bitThis Kitronik University Resource is a part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and explains the various options available for powering your BBC micro:bit.