BBC Micro Bit Educational Board Features nRF51822 ARM Cortex M0 MCU

The BBC announces its intention to give away 1 million Micro Bit to British schoolchildren a few months ago, but at the time, the specifications were not completely frozen. The broadcaster has now finalized the design which is based on an ARM Cortex M0 micro-controller.   Micro Bit board specifications: ARM Cortex M0 micro-controller (Nordic Micro nRF51822 Bluetooth SoC) 5x holes for 3V, GND, and 3 GPIOs 2x user buttons, 1x reset button 25x red LED indicator lights in a 5×5 matrix Connectivity – Bluetooth LE Sensors – Compass, magnetometer, accelerometer USB – 1x micro USB port for port and programming Power – 5V via USB or battery port to connect two AAA batteries Dimensions – 4cm x 5cm On the software side, the BBC has partnered with Microsoft to develop a web based, drag and drop interface for programming called TouchDevelop. Samsung is also involved in the project as they are developing the Android app, and an iOS app […]