Sino:bit- The single board microcontroller for computer education in China
Posted: December 16, 2017
Categories: Tech blogs
Micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. The BBC gave away the computer free to every year 7 child in Britain starting from October 2015(around 1 million devices). Micro:bit now becomes a worldwide popular device. The Micro:bit Foundation aims to put the device into the hands of 2 million children in the U.S. & Canada by 2020. "The goal of the micro:bit is to give educators and parents an easy-to-use tool to teach the basics of computer programming and inspire students to imagine, invent and innovate." said Hal Speed, Head of North America at the Micro:bit Foundation. In Japan, the Micro:bit Foundation's goal is to deliver the micro:bit to 300,000 Japanese children by 2020. In Croatia, 38,000 micro:bits were sent to 6th-graders in 84% of the elementary schools on November 24th, 2017. In Singapore, the government will be putting Micro:bit in the palms of up to 100,000 school-going children and adults to instill passion for technology to better prepare for a digital future. Micro:bit was imitated. Different versions comes out on the basis of Micro:bit. [caption id="attachment_4967" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Newbit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4966" align="aligncenter" width="850"] chibi:bit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4965" align="aligncenter" width="850"] calliope mini[/caption] Naomi Wu and Elecrow worked together to make Sino:bit. [caption id="attachment_4969" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Sino:bit is a single-board microcontroller for computer education in China.[/caption] We designed the Sino:bit based on the Calliope mini with permission of the Calliope mini project. While several modifications are planned, the first was to upgrade the LED matrix from 5x5 to 12x12. This allows for support of Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic and other non-Latin character based languages. Without this, the vast majority of the World's children cannot experience the thrill of that first "Hello World" in their own language. Sino:bit get the first OSHWA certification in China. "Sino:bit has now officially been certified as open source hardware by the Open Source Hardware Association. Congratulations! Your UID is: CN000001. Your hardware is now listed in the certification directly located here: http://certificate.oshwa.org/certification-directory/ " Please visit the product page for more information >> Sino:bit Taiwan maker Ricky and Derek(Founder of Wifiboy) make some projects with Sino:bit.