Posted by AJ (Support) on February 09, 2017
Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is the BBC micro:bit - the pocket-sized code-able computer designed to promote technology skills for children (and adults alike).
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. This little device has an awful lot of features, like 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 – clever!
Getting started is easy, and you can code your micro:bit in five different environments - and thanks to the onboard Bluetooth, you can even upload code from an Android device or iPhone, so no computer needed!
Tronixlabs Australia has the BBC micro:bit available in a neat essentials pack, or a full beginner's kit for those interested in working with electronics. Plus a growing range of add-on boards, accessories and more are coming as they are available.
So if you're looking for an inexpensive and hardy method to introduce coding, technology and interfacing with the outside world for yourself or a young one, order a BBC micro:bit. And as always - we'll ship your entire order anywhere in Australia for $5.