The 'Micro:bit' is a kid-friendly programming device that is designed to spark the interest of young entrepreneurs. The main function of the educational device is to teach children about basic programming by giving them a means of designing their own clever creations.
The Micro:bit is essentially a pocket-sized computer that allows children to code, customize and design their own ideas, games and apps. The device is completely programmable, which means that each of its features can be individually customized. The device is designed for easy use and allows children to use their imagination to create anything from animations to scrolling stories.
BBC helped to fund the Micro:bit as part of an effort to help British school children explore the world of programming and computing. BBC even plans to give away one million of the kid-friendly programming devices in the hopes of inspiring young entrepreneurs.
The 'Micro:bit' is an Educational Device for Young Programmers
Katherine Pendrill — July 8, 2015 — Tech
References: bbc & techcrunch