Thanks to our friends at the Roanoke Robotics and Makers Club patrons can now check out a Micro:bit! We want to encourage our community to discover new technology. What’s more, coding is an increasingly important skill to have.

What is a Micro:bit?

It is a pocket-sized computer. It has 25 red LED lights that can flash messages and be used to create games. 

To use the Micro:bit patrons can visit a number of coding websites, create a project, save it to their computer, and then import it into the Micro:bit and watch their coding in action! 

Here are some sample sites for coding:

For additional learning, we recommend checking out YouTube videos.

Check It Out!

  • Patrons can check out a Micro:bit for 7 days. 
  • Micro:bits cannot be put on hold or renewed.
  • Overdue fees are $1/day, capping out at $5. If parts are missing, additional fees will be assessed.
  • Return Micro:bits to the service desk, please do not use the return boxes.
  • Click here to view our Patron Guide for Micro:bits and Safety Guide.

View our program calendar to find our next event featuring Micro:bits.