Sino:bit- The single board microcontroller for computer education in China

Evelyn   2017/12/16   Sino:bit- The single board microcontroller for computer education in China已关闭评论

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.

Newbit

Newbit

chibi:bit

chibi:bit

calliope mini

calliope mini

Naomi Wu and Elecrow worked together to make Sino:bit.

Sino:bit is a single-board microcontroller for computer education in China.

Sino:bit is a single-board microcontroller for computer education in China.

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 5×5 to 12×12. 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/  ”

sino:bit

Please visit the product page for more information >> Sino:bit

Taiwan maker Ricky and Derek(Founder of Wifiboy) make some projects with Sino:bit.