The BBC Micro:bit is the spiritual successor to the very famous BBC Micro, a computer created back in the 1980s by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Acorn Computers. With the idea of providing the resources for British school children to help learn how to code. This original initiative helped not only an entire generation of coders learnt their art but also help in the blossoming of the UK video game scene, with a lot of the early developers noting that the access to the BBC Micros worked as a gateway into languages.

BBC Micro:bit
BBC Micro:bit board front face

So short history lesson over, how does the BBC Micro:bit fit in to this picture? Well the idea behind the BBC Micro:bit is the same as its older brother the BBC Micro, which is to provide a low cost entry point to learning programming.

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