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BBC micro:bit v1.5 GO
The BBC microbit is a pocket-sized codable computer which is super easy to use and can be used across the curriculum, not just STEM subjects.
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BBC micro:bit GO

Limited Stock. This product and has been replaced by the BBC micro:bit v2 GO

The BBC micro:bit, also know as "The Microbit", is a pocket-sized codable computer which is super easy to use and can be used across the curriculum, not just STEM subjects. It is a great programmable platform for anyone of any age. The simplicity of the microbit makes it an easy starting point for early year groups but it can also be a powerful tool for experienced coders, it can be coded with JavaScript, MicroPython, Microsoft Block Editor and Microsoft Touch Develop.

The staff at cd-soft really knew their stuff about micro:bits and were able to help me with my needs. Once I placed the order it was sent within days.

In previous orders, their support post-delivery, dealing with warranty and user-error issues was second to none.

I am very grateful for their continuing support and efficiency.

Sallyanne Barlow - May 2020

See our list of accessories for the BBC microbit

The microbit has a lot of features, like 25 red LED lights on the front of it which can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be programed to control games or even pause and skip songs on a playlist. It can detect motion and tell you which direction you're heading by its built in accelerometer and magnetometer, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to connect and interact with other devices and the internet.

Packs & Bundles Available


  • 25 individually-programmable LEDs: The micro:bit has 25 individually-programmable LEDs, allowing you to display text, numbers, and images.
  • 2 programmable buttons: There are two buttons on the front of the micro:bit (labelled A and B). You can detect when these buttons are pressed, allowing you to trigger code on the device.
  • Physical connection pins: There are 25 external connectors on the edge connector of the micro:bit, which we refer to as 'pins'. Program motors, LEDs, or other electrical components with the pins, or connect extra sensors to control your code!
  • Light sensor: By reversing the LEDs of the screen to become an input, the LED screen works as a basic light sensor, allowing you to detect ambient light.
  • Temperature sensor: This sensor allows the micro:bit to detect the current temperature of the device, in degrees and Celsius.
  • Accelerometer: An accelerometer measures the acceleration of your micro:bit; this component senses when the micro:bit is moved. It can also detect other actions, e.g. shake, tilt, and free-fall.
  • Wireless Communication, via Radio: The radio feature allows you to communicate wirelessly between micro:bits. Use the radio to send messages to other micro:bits, build multiplayer games, and much more!
  • Wireless Communication, via Bluetooth: BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) allows the micro:bit to control phones and tablets over Bluetooth. This communication works both ways, so you can also send code to your micro:bit wirelessly from your phone using one of our apps. Other apps, such as Swift Playgrounds and Scratch, use Bluetooth to talk to the micro:bit.
  • USB interface: The USB interface allows you to connect the micro:bit to your computer via a micro-USB cable, which will power the device and allow you to download programs onto the micro:bit.


MakeCode Editor

The MakeCode editor provided by Microsoft makes it easy to program your micro:bit with blocks and JavaScript.

micro:bit has recently updated their editor, with the previous version still available for anyone that needs it. If you have any issues accessing the editor, check that it isn't blocked in your school.

MakeCode Editor Resources


Python Editor

Our Python editor is perfect for those who want to push their coding skills further. A selection of snippets and a range of premade images and music give you a helping hand with your code. Powered by the global Python Community.

Python Editor Resources



The microbit apps let you send code to your microbit wirelessly using Bluetooth. No leads needed! Learn more about using Applications.
Download The BBC microbit app for your Android device using the Google Play App.
Program the microbit using the MakeCode editor on your Windows 10 device. In addition to the familiar features of the web editor, the app lets you program your microbit over USB (without needing to drag-and-drop the file onto the microbit drive) and directly read serial data from your microbit for data logging and other fun experiments!
Learn to code the microbit in Swift with our interactive 'book' for iPad. Discover the fundamentals of code while having fun with your microbit!



1x BBC micro:bit board with Quick Start Guide - A pocket-sized codeable computer which is super easy to use and can be used across the curriculum.
1x Micro USB Cables 8cm - A Micro USB Data & Sync Charger Cable Cord.
1x Battery Cages - The JST connector easily plugs into the BBC microbit to provide a portable power supply.
2x AAA Batteries - Long lasting, dependable power across a wide range of everyday applications.


  • Size: approx. 5cm x 4cm
  • Weight: 8g
  • Microprocessor: 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
  • A 5x5 LED matrix with 25 red LEDs to light up and can display animiated patterns, scrolling text and alphanumeric characters
  • Two programmable buttons. Use them as a games controller, or control music on a smart phone
  • On-board motion detector or 3-AXIS digital accelerometer that can detect movement e.g. shake, tilt or free-fall and use it to control motion activated games
  • A built-in compass, 3D magnetometer to sense which direction you're facing and your movement in degrees and detect the presence of certain metals and magnets
  • Bluetooth® Smart Technology. Connect the micro:bit to other micro:bits, devices, phones, tablets, cameras and other everday objects
  • Five Ring Input and Output (I/O) including power (PWR), ground (GRD) and 3 x I/O. The micro:bit can read values from sensors and control things like motors or robots
  • 20 pin edge connector: This allows the micro:bit to be connected to other devices such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Galileo and Kano through a standard connector
  • Micro-USB controller: This is controlled by a separate processor and presents the micro:bit to a computer as a memory stick
  • System LED x 1 yellow
  • System push button switch x 1
Packs & Bundles for The BBC micro:bit
Accessories for the BBC micro:bit
Kitronik Inventors Kit 
SparkFun Arcade Kit
Monk Makes Electronics Kit
Elecfreaks Tinker Kit
Elecfreaks Experiment Box
Elecfreaks Smart Home Kit
Kitronik Discovery Kit
Kitronik Prototyping System
SparkFun Gator Starter Kit
SparkFun gator:bit v2.0
Monk Makes Sensor Board
Elecfreaks Sonar:bit
Monk Makes CO2 Sensor
SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor
Elecfreaks Sensor:bit
SparkFun weather:bit
DF Robot Boson Expansion Board
SparkFun Breakout Board
Elecfreaks Breadboard Adapter
SparkFun gamer:bit
Monk Makes Relay
Kitronik :GAME ZIP 64
Elecfreaks Edge:bit
Elecfreaks Breakout Board
Elecfreaks Wukong Board with Lego Holder
Kitronik :Create Proto Board
Kitronik :Game Controller
Kitronik :VIEW Text32 LCD Screen
Kitronik All-in-one Robotics Board
Kitronik Interface Board
Kitronik Klimate Board
Kitronik KLIP Motor Driver
Kitronik RTC Board
Kitronik Terminal Block Breakout
Submersible Water Pump - Horizontal DC 3V - 5V
Submersible Water Pump - Vertical DC 3V - 5V
Kitronik Breakout Board
Elecfreaks mBot Robot Board
Kitronik Mi:power board
CR2032 Coin Battery
Pro-Elec Alkaline Batteries
Alligator Clips with 2.1 DC Power plug
USB to Micro Braided Cable (100cm)
2x AAA Battery Cage with JST connector & switch
Alligator Clips & Lead -10 Pack
Elecfreaks Power Supply Module
Monk Makes Charger Kit
4tronix Bit:Bot XL
Elecfreaks Joystick:bit
Kitronik :Move mini Buggy Kit V2
Kitronik 16 Servo Driver Board
Elecfreaks Motor:bit
Feetech Micro Servo
DF Robot Max:Bot
Monk Makes Servo
Monk Makes Servo Kit
DF Robot micro: Maqueen
CD-Soft DIY Flute Bot
Elecfreaks Smart Car Robot Kit
Kitronik Line Following Buggy V2
Kitronik Linear Actuator
Kitronik MeArm Robot
Kitronik Motor Driver Board V2
Kitronik Servo:Lite Board
Monk Makes Animatronic Head Kit
Kitronik ZIP Halo
300 Piece LED Kit
Monk Makes 7-Segment Display
Monk Makes RGB LED
Kitronik STOP:bit
Kitronik Electro-Fashion Sewable ZIP LED
Kitronik LAMP:bit
Kitronik ZIP Hex LED
DF Robot Circular RGB LED Expansion Board
Elecfreaks Rainbow LED Christmas Tree
Kitronik Access:Bit
Kitronik ZIP Arc - 12 ZIP LEDs
Kitronik ZIP Arc - 15 ZIP LEDs
Kitronik ZIP Circle - 12 ZIP LEDs
Kitronik ZIP Halo HD
Kitronik ZIP Stick - 5 ZIP LEDs
Kitronik ZIP Tile
Monk Makes Speaker for micro:bit
Audio Cable for micro:bit
3V Piezo Buzzer
Kitronik :KLEF Piano
Kitronik 0.25W 8 Ohm 40mm Thin Speaker
Elecfreaks Snowflake Buzzer
Elecfreaks Clear Case
Kitronik Mi:pro Case
Kitronik Mi:pro Case for the Mi:power board
Kitronik Electro-Fashion Sewable ZIP LED
Kitronik Electro Fashion E-Textiles Kit
Wearables Class Kit
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Reviews & Testimonials for BBC micro:bit 

I bought the microbit:EX and the Kitronik Inventors Kit from CD-Soft. Both turned up quickly and in excellent condition. My son has already had much fun programming the microbit and I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in electronics and programming. There's just something special about having a physical chip running your code instead of just an emulator.

James Podesta - May 2020

Brilliant product and service. My kids are having a lot of fun while making new creations and learning the fundamentals of programming.
Kris Powell - April 2020
Free Resources for the BBC micro:bit

The service from CD Soft is second to none. I order very regularly from CD Soft and every time, without fail, the online chat service is excellent, order processing is easy and accurate and delivery is fast and all goods arrive safely and securely.

The advice given on products is insightful and accurate and always very customer orientated.

Thank you
Scott Llamas - May 2021


Awesome service with super fast delivery. The chat option really helped me choose the products, know they were in stock and would be delivered in time. The items were posted the same day and I couldn't believe it when they arrived from Perth to Melbourne in 3 days! Thanks for your wonderful support - our students were able to complete their robotic projects in time.
Nicola Bailey - Nov 2020

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