Thanks to Farnell I received a BBC Micro:bit today. The roll out to schools is underway but they are not currently available to the public so I feel a little bit special at the moment.
I popped a couple of AAA batteries into the battery box and connected to my laptop. Using the Python editor on the Official Microbit website I quickly wrote a simple Python script to simulate a dice throw.
I was impressed with how quick and easy it was to get started and not having to prepare an OS or wait for anything to boot-up is going to be a big advantage for some educators.
I’m still very much a fan of the Raspberry Pi but it will be interesting to see what I can do with the Micro:bit. It’s going to be fun I’m sure.