BBC micro:bit on ARM’s 25 year birthday

Posted by Charbax – November 27, 2015

1 million 11 year olds in the UK will receive the BBC microbit when they come back to school after the Christmas holiday in January 2016, they can use it to get started with programming and hacking with hardware. BBC micro:bit runs on Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 16MHz 32bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller, Freescale Kinetis KL26Z – 48 MHz ARM Cortex-M0+ core, that includes a full-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) controller, used as a communication interface between USB and main Nordic microcontroller, Freescale MMA8652 3-axis accelerometer sensor,
Freescale MAG3110 3-axis magnetometer sensor to act as a compass and metal detector, 25 LED lights in a 5×5 array and Bluetooth technology, it is given for free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK. You can read more about BBC micro:bit here.

  • TimRowledge

    And what about the far more interesting announcement of the RaspberryPi Zero yesterday? A proper 1GHz ARMv6 for $5? How is that not news for arm devices.net?

  • ARMdevices.net

    BBC micro:bit is $0 and seems better for education since every school kid in the UK is getting one for free.

    Broadcom didn’t let me make a video of theirs yet. You can see that I mostly only post my own videos on my website. I don’t just reblog news from other websites, you can read techmeme blogs for that. Once I have a video filmed and uploaded of RaspberryPi Zero I’ll post it.