BBC Micro:bit final design – Raspberry Pi rival revealed

The BBC announced the BBC Micro:bit, a new pocket-sized computer inspired by the classic BBC Micro, back in March. Now it (along with a roll call of significant partners) has unveiled the final design and spilled some more details. The project is a collaboration between the broadcaster and partners including ARM, Barclays, element14, Freescale, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung and the Wellcome Trust. Every year 7 (6th grade) child in the UK will receive a BBC Micro:bit for free. That means up to 1 million devices will be distributed in the first batch. The device has 25 red LEDs…

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