Wednesday, April 19, 2017

micro:bit FAQ @microbit_edu #microbit

from micro:bit FAQ @microbit_edu #microbit
by Jessica

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As of today, April 19th, 2017 Adafruit officially has the micro:bit for sale on our site!

What is the micro:bit?

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software that can be accessed from a PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile.

It’s a small, code-able device that can be programmed to light up using a series of tiny LEDs. A non-intimidating introduction to programming and making – switch on, program it to do something fun – wear it, customize it, develop new ideas.

micro:bit combines a pocket- sized coding device featuring several sensors and LED’s, with a website full of coding languages, helping you get creative – from making your own games to taking selfies, the possibilities are endless.

There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The micro:bit can even detect motion (using an accelerometer) and tell you which direction you are heading in (using a magnetometer/compass chip).

I’m an educator looking to purchase a bunch of these for my classroom. Is there a way I can order more than 10?

Yes! Contact us by emailing educators@adafruit.com and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Why did I get a back in stock notification email when the product page is still showing that it is out of stock?

Due to high demand, between the time that you were notified and when you tried to make a purchase, it went out of stock. If you want to stay informed, please sign-up on the product page to be notified via email when the product is available again.

Where can I learn more about the micro:bit?

Check out the micro:bit foundation’s website here.

I’m an authorized Adafruit Reseller, can I purchase this item?

Not yet but soon! We’ll be offering the micro:bit to resellers in the future so stay tuned!

I’m having some trouble with my micro:bit. How can I get technical support?

For all technical issues, replacement and warranty assistance for the micro:bit, please contact micro:bit support.

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