Introduction to the micro:bit V2

February 04, 2021
In October 2020, The Micro:bit Educational Foundation announced the new BBC micro:bit with all the features of the original, and with the addition of a microphone, speaker and touch sensitive logo. The micro:bit V2 uses the nRF52833 SoC and opens up a whole new range of opportunities for students around the world.


- Some history
- What is the BBC micro:bit
- Introduction to BBC micro:bit V2
- Who are the Micro:bit Educational Foundation?
- How are people teaching with the micro:bit?
- Q&A

In this webinar, Jonny Austin, CTO of The Micro:bit Educational Foundation (seconded from Arm) will talk about the features of the new device and how they have been exposed in easy to use, web-based editors. We’ll look at the micro:bit’s microphone, unique, cute sounds and also some of the capabilities of the hardware like keyword recognition, that have been exploited by partners.

This is a recording of a live webinar 3rd of February 2021, the Q&A part is a concatenation of the Q&As from both morning and evening session.
Slides from the presentation can be downloaded here. (direct download)