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.
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:
- The micro:bit Device Abstraction Layer (DAL/runtime)
- The MakeCode Editor
- The Python Editor
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 and reference design are good places to start for making your own projects
- The accessories guide gives you an idea of what’s currently available.
- Improve the documentation and this site, either reporting issues or adding documentation will be extremely helpful.
- Help build a community around micro:bit - join the slack channel and Email list, share the things you’ve created on twitter, blog about them!