Mumbai gives the micro:bit a storming Indian launch

Wow. Wow, wow, wow. What a fantastic time we had in Mumbai this week for the Indian launch of the micro:bit! A huge number of students, educators and industry professionals battled through the rain to join us, and had great fun discovering the micro:bit and its endless possibilities.

The micro:bit stand – shared with fellow coding educators BinaryBots – was host to various activities that allowed attendees to play a game of micro:bit cricket or practise their dance moves under the watchful eye of their micro:bit dance tutor. Volunteers from TeamArm demonstrated their micro:bit-powered heart rate monitor, and a team of ambassadors were on hand to discuss visitors’ ideas for micro:bit projects.

“This has been a wonderful three days and it’s been great to see the micro:bit receive such an enthusiastic reception,” said Kavita Kapoor, COO for the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.

“The micro:bit was conceived to stimulate children’s digital creativity, getting them involved as early as possible, and helping to create the next generation of digital pioneers. Our aim is to reach more than 100 million kids worldwide, and this launch brings us one step closer.

“We have even greater plans for the micro:bit over the coming year, so keep your eyes on the website for news of forthcoming launches and events!”

If you’d like to get your hands on a micro:bit of your very own, just visit one of our new resellers here.

Huge thanks to everyone who attended the launch, and to all the lovely people who made it happen: