- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 7/2016 on page 118
The BBC micro:bit
Reviewed: Auntie Beeb’s microcontroller development for kids
After Earth, Air, Water and Fire, Software has become the fifth element of life. Unlike the first four elements, Software is the result of hard human labor, produced by millions of fingers hammering away on grotty computer keyboards. In a bid to secure enough brainpower for tomorrow’s Software needs, the BBC has started to mine the UK’s 11- and 12-year-olds by giving every kid a micro:bit microcontroller development board for free.