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.
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/ ”
Please visit the product page for more information >> Sino:bit
Taiwan maker Ricky and Derek(Founder of Wifiboy) make some projects with Sino:bit.