From 23 October Essex residents will be able to borrow a computer from their local library, free of charge!
The BBC micro:bit is a fully functioning computer the size of a matchbox. During the past year free micro:bits have been given to all Year 7 children throughout the UK. Members of Essex Libraries' Code Clubs have also been able to practise their coding skills with them during meetings and at events. Now the tiny computers will be available for any library member to borrow for up to three weeks.
You can turn them into all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. They can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist, tell you which direction you’re heading in, or interact with other devices and the internet.
Borrow a micro:bit and start having fun!