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Hack A 'Bit - STEM Ambassadors working with the BBC micro:bit
Mon 7 March 2016, 15:30 – 18:00 GMT
Hack A 'Bit - Where you can get your hands on a BBC micro:bit and familiarise yourself with the resources available to help you make the most of this amazing resource.
Remember the 80s (or watched one of those talking-head nostalgia list shows recently)? Back then the now iconic BBC Micro introduced many children to computing for the first time. And lo, a generation of code-savvy computing giants were born.
Fast forward to 2016 and the BBC is at it again. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology. And every year 7 student in the country is being given a BBC micro:bit, for free!
The BBC micro:bit has landed! So what can you do with it that will help create a new generation of coding colossuses?
Bring yourself and your portable personal computing device (and a micro USB cable if you have one) along to Bristol's very first Hack A 'Bit. We have a set of micro:bits on loan from the BBC which are available for STEM Ambassadors to see, handle, plug in and program. Together with the BBC micro:bit resources and your own coding know-how we will explore the possibilities for inspiration and enagement that the micro:bit makes available.
We look forward to seeing you there!