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 was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.