The BBC has started deliveries of its free Micro Bit pocket sized, fully programmable computers to one million school children around the country. The intention of the project is to encourage UK youngsters to get into programming.
“The device has been made for Year Sevens (11-to-12-year-olds) and equivalents as part of an initiative spearheaded by the BBC. Microsoft, Samsung, ARM and several other organisations that teach coding to youngsters are also involved,” reports the BBC News.
Whether or not the Micro Bit project is successful won’t be measurable for a while, though wired.com is optimistic in its article How the BBC micro:bit will kick-start a coding revolution.
More information about Micro Bit is available via the official website here.