Welcome to the micro:bit developer community

Half wiki, half datasheet

This site aims to sit between a community wiki and a technical data sheet for the micro:bit.

Like a wiki, it is written, maintained and improved by the micro:bit community, however as changes must be submitted as GitHub Pull Requests, we aim to have strong curation and ensure that the information on the site remains up-to-date and factually correct.

You can edit any of the pages here by clicking the ‘edit’ icon in the header bar edit icon

If you’d rather just ‘report an issue’ you can do that with the same link.

The micro:bit Education Foundation and upstream communities

This site is run by the micro:bit Educational Foundation in order to document the hardware and software that make the micro:bit work the way it does. By doing so, we hope to encourage contributions into all of the projects that are used in order to build the ecosystem, ultimately broadening the range of things people can invent with a micro:bit, and making each step of invention easier.

The micro:bit Educational Foundation aims to be a ‘responsible downstream’ to the many open source software projects that are used to build the micro:bit: much like a good Linux distribution collates, tests, stabilises and releases combinations of many diverse open source packages, the micro:bit Educational Foundation and the micro:bit community present micro:bit users with a stable, tested release of all the things you need to make the magical ‘end-to-end’ micro:bit experience.

Help us build it

If you’d like to help us make the micro:bit better, then there are a number of ways that you can get involved

  • Contribute features and fixes to one of the upstream projects that the micro:bit relies upon, such as the micro:bit Runtime, pxt, the Python editor, or mbed. These projects are explained in this site.
  • Help us build a brilliant hardware ecosystem around micro:bit - derivative boards, cool accessories and add ons, or even suggestions for future versions of the micro:bit. The micro:bit schematic is available here and for making your own project the reference design is a good place to start
  • Improve the documentation and this site, which is hosted on GitHub, either reporting issues or adding documentation will be extremely helpful
  • Help build a community around micro:bit - join the slack channel, share the things you’ve created on twitter, blog about them!