SDG 4: Quality EducationSDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Year: 2017
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Learning & Education
  • Organisation: Micro:bit Educational Foundation
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • URL: http://microbit.org/

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer allowing young people to be creative with technology, whatever their level of experience. It has a 25-LED screen, two buttons, an accelerometer, compass, light sensor, temperature sensor, Bluetooth and Input/Output connectors. It is programmed with a browser or iOS/Android app using a graphical language, Python or JavaScript and has a website full of online resources helping teachers and students use the micro:bit.


It was launched in 2016 in the UK to help develop a new generation of digital pioneers – one million BBC micro:bits were delivered for free to every 11-12 year-old UK student. The Micro:bit Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit, now runs the micro:bit project to develop the micro:bit and its resources and take the micro:bit to young people around the globe, helping to make all learning and teaching easy and fun and create a generation of inventors.