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User guide

Overview

Find out more about the features of your BBC micro:bit

At a glance

labelled micro:bit device front and back

BBC micro:bit features

Your BBC micro:bit has a wide range of features for you to explore. Find out more about each of the numbered features below.

labelled micro:bit device front
labelled micro:bit device back

Hardware specifications

Review the BBC micro:bit hardware specifications in detail on the micro:bit developer community website.

View the tech specs

micro:bit board versions

There are two different versions of the micro:bit board. Newer micro:bits have a combined compass and accelerometer chip and on the older ones they are separate. Both versions work in exactly the same way.

different chips for accelerometer