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Last week has been quite busy for the micro:bit! New boards, new communities abroad, and as always great new articles and projects.

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Bit:2:Pi BBC Micro:Bit adaptor for Raspberry Pi Addons
The Bit:2:Pi enables you to re-use all those hundreds of Raspberry Pi addon boards and HATs.

Robo:Bit Robotics controller for the BBC Micro:Bit
This already-assembled robotics controller board is ready to accept your BBC Micro:Bit, battery power (3 or 4 cells of AA is ideal) and motors of your choice to make your own DIY robot.

Winners of the micro:bit Christmas Challenge!
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its Chistmas Challenge, set to inventors out there to use a micro:bit to help Santa Claus deliver all his presents on Christmas Eve.

Applications now open for Code Club's micro:bit giveaway!
Applications are now open for the second round of BBC micro:bit giveaway to active Code Clubs across the UK.

We are starting: BBC Micro:bit is coming to Gliwice!
Microbit:Polska is happy to announce their first workshop.

micro:bit Sri Lanka User Group
Announcing micro:bit Sri Lanka User Group (Google translation)


Using MQTT-SN over BLE with the BBC micro:bit
Excellent article, with companion video, showing how to set up MQTT for Sensor Networks micro:bit client, gateway and bridge.

micro:bit and the Bit:2:Pi
More detailed information about the brand new Bit:2:Pi board.

Add Python Modules to the microbit
This articles describes how to add 3rd party, importable modules to the micro:bit with Mu.

A year of making with the BBC micro:bit
Creative Digital Solutions designed and delivered a range of workshops using the BBC micro:bit during 2016. Here are some of the resources available.


The Brooke Primary School Space Programme
Project page documenting Brooke Primary School pupil's upcoming journey for launching a BBC micro:bit (on its own) into near-space, with experiments and sensor measurements.

Micro Simon
Programming and connecting a micro:bit to an vintage MB Simon game.

Miniproject: Micro:bit can now control a junkbot
A Junkbot is moving ‘bot’ made from waste materials, combined with an electric motor and a programmable device (in this case a Micro:Bit) to control it.


ubit_kernel (Jupypiter kernel for micro:bit) v0.3
The new version of this Jupypiter kernel for micro:bit MicroPython adds tab completion.

Bitty Game Controller 1.1
New update allows device filtering, nicknames, favorites, and more.


Cambridge micro:bit meetup January 2017
Take a peek at some great products and projects from this month's micro:bit meetup at the Cambridge Makespace.

Upcoming Events

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January 17th, Bloodhound Rocket car and Microbit Training - London, England
January 23th-24th, IoT Tech Expo - zbit-connect stand for... - London, England
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January 31st, Introduction to Wearable Technology Using... - Cwmbran, Wales
February 4th, Micro:bit Hack-a-thon by the IET Toronto local... - Toronto, Canada
April 4th, The Micro:bit Story: The Highs and Lows of... - Lancaster, England

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Bit:2:Pi with micro:bit image courtesy of 4tronix (original source)