Applications now open for round 2 of our BBC micro:bit giveaway!

Last summer we gave away free BBC micro:bits to active Code Clubs across the UK. We’re really pleased that applications are now open for our second micro:bit giveaway!

How to qualify for our micro:bit offer:

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How the application process works:

The applications open on 11 January 2017 at 12pm, but you don’t need to rush. You have until 12pm on 1 February 2017 to apply. The devices will be sent out after the application deadline.

How to apply:

  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 via PayPal.
  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 the application deadline 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 14 December 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!

If you have any questions about applying for micro:bits, you can drop us a line at support@codeclub.org.uk or check out our FAQs.

 

Another chance to get your hands on micro:bits!

Over the summer we gave away free BBC micro:bits to active Code Clubs across the UK. We’re really pleased that we are now able to run another micro:bit giveaway to clubs that may have missed out the first time!

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.

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In order to qualify for micro:bits, you’ll need to make sure your club is registered and active on our website by Wednesday 14 December. If you applied for micro:bits over the summer, unfortunately you won’t be able to apply again.

In the new year, each eligible Code Club will be able to apply for micro:bits. Applications will open at midday on 11th January, and close on 1st February at midday, so stay tuned for more information then.

As before, clubs will need to pay £5 for postage, and shipping will be fulfilled by our lovely friends at Pimoroni after the applications close.

In the mean time, why not check out Code Club’s micro:bit projects at jumpto.cc/microbit. You can also find out more general information about using the micro:bit here.

Applications for micro:bits now closed

The applications for Code Clubs to receive micro:bits are now closed. If you made your application already, do read on below to find out further details about getting your micro:bits.

Getting Your Package

We’ll be sending out your micro:bit packages via our lovely pals at Pimoroni, after 20th September, so keep an eye on the post!

If you haven’t received your package by 30th September, please get in touch with Pimoroni via codeclub@pimoroni.com for assistance.

Getting Started

If you’d like some help getting started, the BBC have created some great set-up guides. Check them out here.

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Projects

We’ve created 6 Code Club projects for your club, as well as a certificate to give to your club members when they’ve completed the projects.

Have fun and let us know how you get on by tweeting pictures of your creations @CodeClub.