The BBC’s Raspberry Pi-like computer has rolled out to 1m students and you can soon buy one

BBC Micro Bit
After months of delay, the BBC has launched its Micro Bit programmable computer, beginning with about a million of them being delivered for free to every child in year 7 (around 12 years old) across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Once they receive their own Micro Bits during this rollout, kids will be able to keep and use them throughout their remaining years at school. It’s part of the BBC’s program to encourage children to learn to code and creative with technology. The device will be available to buy from a range of retailers soon after today’s rollout; a…

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