Welcome to the micro:bit developer community

The micro:bit developer community site

This site aims to sit between a community wiki and a technical datasheet for the micro:bit. The content is available to edit on Github and is openly licensed through Creative Commons.

The site is maintained by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation in order to document the hardware and software that make the micro:bit work the way it does.

We hope to encourage contributions into these projects in order to broaden our ecosystem and the range of things people can invent with a micro:bit.

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.

Latest news

For the latest news and community updates, join our mailing list and Slack group.

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:


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.