BBC micro:bit update

This week we received confirmation of the delivery date for Code Club’s assignment of BBC micro:bits, so it is with much excitement that we can now announce that active Code Clubs will be able to apply for their micro:bits from 12pm, 17th August 2016!

We want to make sure that every active club who wants micro:bits can get some. This is why we are asking you to apply to receive your micro:bits, so we can share our allocation of 20,000 as fairly as possible.microbit-smile

Each active club will receive a minimum of four micro:bits. Once the applications are in, we will assess demand and if we can send you a few more, we will!

In order to be able to enter our application process, your Code Club must be registered and active by 12pm on Friday 24th June 2016. Your club is considered active if you have a Club ID and PIN.

If you need help checking your club is active before the deadline, please email our team at

We’ll be posting more details about the application process on August 17th, so you don’t need to do anything yet. There will be a one month window for all clubs to apply, closing on 16th September. The micro:bits will then be sent out after the application window closes.  Until then, thank you to all our volunteers, teachers and supporters for your patience – we’re so excited that Code Clubs will be able to start the new academic year with micro:bits for their clubs!

All our micro:bit projects are available to view on the Code Club projects page. The project pages link to an emulator, so you can still have a go at trying out the projects online. Why not give the projects a go over the summer?