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BBC's £13 Micro:bit computer is now available for everyone

The BBC has made its Micro:bit computer available for everyone and anyone to purchase. The corporation was previously only working with schools to have year 7 students use the device to help understand programming. Now anyone can pre-order the Micro:bit from element14, the company that manufacturers the small device.

As noted by Engadget, orders are expected to ship in July. The main unit only costs you £13, but adding in a USB cable and some handy activities to get you started will bump the price up to £15. Once you're set up and ready to go, the world is your oyster. You'll be able to utilize sensors, LEDs, Bluetooth, and more in your quest for world domination.

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Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

21 Comments
  • Suppose they have to cover their losses with the shambolic tv show that is "new" top gear! My god its awful. Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc hosting drivel don't cut it on this one!!
  • Haha, their loss is Amazon's gain. xD
  • Will be more popular than Windows mobile.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • First computer I ever used was one of the old BBC computers that they wheeled into the classroom. Haha. Memories.
  • What was the first computer you ever used?
  • In my defence, it wasn't posting and there's no delete button, or I'd be right on that!
  • There's more to this than meet's the eye, the BBC are trying to make people pay for a license to watch anything Online, this device could be what gives them access to what they need to gather
  • MS are clearly close to the BBC with certain developments. Why on EARTH don't they work together on a PROPER Iplayer and radio player app where you can d/l their programmes like ios and android versions.
  • Ms stopped BBC in there tracks you are going to need a tv license to use iPlayer