The BBC micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer which has been designed to make teaching and learning programming fun.

The micro:bit can be programmed in lots of different ways. Microsoft’s Block Editor allows code to be dragged and dropped into place, where coding blocks simply snap together to make the programming logic easier to understand. It is also possible to program these in a text editor using the JavaScript and Python programming languages.

Micro:bits are ideal for helping young people create their own outdoor play because they come with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology. They can also be connected to other input/output boards, such as the Monk Makes speaker and sensor board.