The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Each element is completely programmable via easy-to-use software on a dedicated website ( that can be accessed from a PC, tablet, or mobile.

A collaboration between 31 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. element14 have provided support with the design, cost optimisation and manufacturing of the board, and are proud to be making the BBC micro:bit available to purchase (90+ units) in 4 options for all friends, families, clubs, organisations and schools to own them.

BBC micro:bit

BBC micro:bit

Containing 1x BBC micro:bit and a Quick Start Guide in a single retail pack, this is the ideal option for makers to get started creating BBC micro:bit projects and inventing solutions.
(requires a USB cable for programming purposes, and a battery holder & 2x AAA batteries to power your BBC micro:bit if not connected to your computer – sold separately)

BBC micro:bit go

BBC micro:bit go

get creative, get connected & get coding with the BBC micro:bit go

A complete set containing all the parts and four inspirational ideas to get started with the BBC micro:bit. Each BBC micro:bit go contains 1x BBC micro:bit, USB cable, battery holder & 2x AAA batteries along with a Quick Start Guide.

BBC micro:bit club

BBC micro:bit club

Perfect for sharing the BBC micro:bit with friends, the BBC micro:bit club is a 10 pack containing all the pieces needed to enjoy BBC micro:bit in STEM groups, coding clubs, school classes, scouts, guides and cubs or any other social gathering (contains 10x BBC micro:bit, 10x USB cables, 10 x battery holders & 20x AAA batteries).

micro:bit bulk box

BBC micro:bit bulk box

300x BBC micro:bit  supplied loose in a bulk box, this is the ideal solution for IT training companies, BBC micro:bit accessory manufacturers, kitting houses, and any other organisation requiring bulk quantities of the BBC micro:bit board only.

Please click here to purchase in singles from one of our approved resellers.

What is BBC micro:bit?


It’s a small, codable device that can be programmed to light up using a series of tiny LEDs. A non-intimidating introduction to programming and making – switch on, program it to do something fun – wear it, customise it, develop new ideas.

BBC micro:bit combines a pocket- sized coding device featuring several sensors and LED’s, with a website full of coding languages, helping you get creative – from making your own games to taking selfies, the possibilities are endless.

There are two programmeable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The BBC micro:bit can even detect motion and tell you which direction you are heading in. Built-in Low Energy Bluetooth connectivity enables the BBC micro:bit to interact with other devices and the Internet.

BBC micro:bit is a BBC initiative to get kids in the UK coding. A royalty from the sale of this BBC micro:bit merchandise helps promote digital creativity amongst young people in the UK.