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The BBC Micro:bit is a mini computer that is designed to make learning to code fun and is very simple to use.
All you will need is your library card, be over 8 years old (due to small parts), 2x AAA batteries (these are not supplied) and your imagination!
How do I get started once I’ve borrowed a Micro:bit?
Visit the Micro:bit website for more information.
The Micro:bit is an extremely simple way to start computer coding, all you need is access to the internet and a Micro:bit. Visit here to get started and to learn more about the benefits of coding for children.
Yes, the Micro:bit Foundation offer this information:
Our Micro:bits are cased in a standard DVD box which contains 1x BBC Micro:bit, 1x battery pack, 1x USB cable to connect the Micro:bit to a computer or laptop, 1x safety leaflet, 1x antistatic bag to keep the Micro:bit in when not in use, and a how to leaflet. We do not supply the batteries so you will need to get 2x AAA batteries to use the Micro:bit.
Each box is available to loan for up to 3 weeks and is free. You can borrow them at a library helpdesk, or through one of our self-service machines where available. Please use the contents list on the box to ensure you return all parts for someone else to borrow. If parts go missing, this will mean that the kit is no longer available to loan.
Please return to your library and let us know which part is missing, or if it doesn’t work. Library staff will replace it with another kit, as long as there is one available. In times of high demand, they may need to request one from another library for you. Reserve for yourself here.
Please return to your library and let us know which part is missing, or
if it doesn’t work. Library staff will replace it with another kit, as long as
there is one available. In times of high demand, they may need to request one
from another library for you. Reserve for yourself here.
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