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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BBC Micro:bit Computer Ready To Take On Raspberry Pi

BBC’s $19 Micro:bit Computer Is Now Available to Give the Raspberry Pi Some Competition

Ryan Whitwam | May 31, 2016

The BBC partnered with companies like ARM, Samsung, and Microsoft to develop the Micro:bit embedded system. The tiny programmable computers have already been sent out to most year seven students in the UK, and now they’re available for pre-order online with shipping expected in a few weeks. A single Micro:bit costs a mere £13 (about $19), but you’ll have to spend a bit more if you want extras like batteries and a USB cable.

"...a huge success story for Britain, giving millions of people an affordable way to tinker and learn with pocket-sized hardware." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Meet the Micro:bit, the BBC's tiny programmable computer for kids. July 7, 2015) and (BBC Micro:bit Beta website)>

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