[vcf-midatlantic] semi OT: BBC micro:bit on sale at Microcenter

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 18:32:47 EDT 2017


I know it's a hard sell compared to the $5 Raspberry Pi zero, but

    http://microbit.org/

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer
with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology,
which was given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the
UK in 2016.

A collaboration between 29 partners,
the BBC micro:bit is the BBC's most ambitious education initiative in 30 years,
with an ambition to inspire digital creativity and develop a new
generation of tech pioneers.


They are on sale at Microcenter.
$10 is the bare board.
The kit includes battery holder, USB cable.
The edge connector seems to be hard to get :-(

http://www.microcenter.com/product/480031/MicroBit
Element 14 Micro:Bit
now $9.99 (was $12.99 SAVE $3.00)
10+ in stock at North Jersey / Paterson Store

http://www.microcenter.com/product/480034/MicroBit_Go_Kit
Element 14 Micro:Bit Go Kit
10+ in stock at North Jersey / Paterson Store
now $11.99 (was $16.49 SAVE $4.50)



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