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Kit Info: Micro:bit

Classroom Kit Information

We have a class set of 10 micro:bits available for librarians to borrow. 

Inside the box, you'll find 10 individual baggies, each containing:

  • 1 micro:bit
  • 1 usb cord
  • 1 battery holder
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 safety guide
  • 1 getting started packet

Getting Started

Overview | micro:bit

Micro:bit is a small pocket-sized programmable computer designed to teach students how to code. 

The bit needs either a computer, or a phone or tablet, with access to the internet.

  • To power the bit, you can either use a battery pack, or the USB cord.
  • Connect the bit using the USB cord, or connect via bluetooth.

You can program the bit with block coding using the Microsoft MakeCode editor or with the Python code editor. Download your program (it will be a .hex file). Using the file editor, drag the .hex file to the Microbit. Once it has loaded onto your microbit you can unplug the microbit from your computer and use it.

You can peruse beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects here: 

There are also tutorials and ideas here: 

Find full instructions at

Key to picture above:

  1. buttons
  2. LED display & light sensor
  3. Pins - GPIO (The GPIO pins allow you to connect headphones, sense touch and add other electronics to expand the possibilities of your micro:bit. The new micro:bit has indentations to grip crocodile clips more securely.)
  4. Pin - 3 volt power (You can power external LEDs and other electronics using the 3 volt power pin.)
  5. Pin - Ground (The GND pin is the ground or Earth pin - it's used to complete electrical circuits when you connect headphones, LEDs or external switches to your micro:bit.)

Borrow this set

To borrow this set, click this link: Media Manager Kit Catalog

Now follow these steps:

  • In the catalog, click the log in link in the upper right corner.
  • Log in using your regular school computer username, but use the password media. (This will kick you back to the main catalog page.)
  • Search for "microbit".
  • Click the micro:bit link next to the picture.
  • Then click Book It.
  • Choose the dates you would like to borrow and click Save.