31 May '16, 10am

The @BBC #ARM based #microbit is available to buy in the UK! @simonsegars discusses w/ @ElectronicsNews:

The @BBC #ARM based #microbit is available to buy in the UK! @simonsegars discusses w/ @ElectronicsNews:

Distributor element14 has a 15 month contract to manufacture and distribute micro:bit in the UK. It also has plans to sell the product overseas at some stage. Element14 is announcing pre-order facilities for consumers and will be the exclusive distributor for resellers and organisations looking to purchase the BBC micro:bit in quantities of 90 or above. Prices range from £12.99 for a single BBC micro:bit; £14.99 for the starter kit ‘BBC micro:bit Go’, which includes a BBC micro:bit, mini USB, battery pack and four project ideas to get users started; and £140.00 for a ‘BBC micro:bit Club’ pack, which includes 10 devices and everything needed to get a coding club started. Richard Curtin, Strategic Alliance Director at element14 said: “Following the initial distribution to one million year 7 school children through the BBC’s Make it Digital programme, we are gearing up our su...

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