It is with much excitement that we can now announce that active UK Code Clubs can begin applying for their BBC micro:bits from today!
The micro:bit, measuring just 4cm by 5cm, is a micro controller which children can use to code and create anything they set their minds to. It’s intended as a starter device to give children a basic introduction to physical computing and tinkering.
How to qualify for our micro:bit offer:
We want to make sure that every active club in the UK who wants a micro:bit can get some. Therefore, please be aware of the following points before applying for micro:bits:
How the application process works:
The applications open on Wednesday 17 August at 12:00pm, but you don’t need to rush. You have until 12:00pm on Friday 16 September to apply. The devices will be sent out after the application deadline.
1) Log in to the Code Club website to find your micro:bit voucher code. You can find this in the same place as you find your Club ID and PIN .
2) Click the ‘apply for micro:bits’ button, which will take you to the website of Pimoroni (who are helping us send the devices). You will enter your voucher code and pay postage and packaging there.
3) We would like you to read the full details of the offer here, please make sure you have done so before you apply.
Hints and Tips
Please remember that you will only receive one voucher code per active Code Club, so if you have multiple volunteers at your club, you’ll need to decide who is going to apply for the micro:bits. The package will be delivered after 20 September, so think about what the best delivery address will be.
Don’t worry, even though we are asking you to apply, we have enough to go round! Each active UK club (and remember your club had to be active on 24 June 2016 to qualify) that applies is guaranteed to receive a minimum of four micro:bits. Once the applications are in, we will assess demand and if we can send you a few more, we will!
Finally, we’ve made some Code Club projects for the micro:bit for you to use to get started. Happy coding!