Micro:bit lending

Katherine, October 6 2017

Prepare for a new way to teach and learn! Introducing to Hampshire Libraries, micro:bit lending.

Micro:bits are small programmable computers, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun. Library members over the age of 11 will be able to borrow, free of charge a micro:bit pack for a loan period of 4 weeks!                                                                                                              Micro:bit loaning packs include:

  • One micro:bit
  • Battery packs
  • USB cables
  • Start up leaflet

Only certain Library branches will be offering this service, but you can now reserve from the Hampshire Libraries online catalogue.

We also hope that this will be a growing subject within our libraries’ book stock, with titles such as Getting Started with the BBC microBIT by Mike Tooley.

Tooley’s new book shows how the micro:bit can be used in a wide range of applications that include simple domestic gadgets to more complex control systems such as those used for lighting, central heating and security applications.

Kids can get involved with our free Code Clubs around Hampshire, and Waterlooville Library’s has even produced a MicroBit : Code Club DVD which can also be reserved on the library catalogue.

If you wish to find out more please contact your local library branch. They will be more than happy to provide you with further information. You can also ask about your local after school Code Club for kids, based at many Hampshire libraries.

5 thoughts on “Micro:bit lending

  1. Don

    would be good to know what these are as there are no books listed. I see you have some books in stock. How about adding these here?

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    1. jeremy

      Thanks for your comment Don, perfectly timed! We are fast working on having more micro:bit titles in our book stock and i have added a couple of examples to the article. Your feedback is important for us developing the best choice possible so thanks again. Jeremy

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    1. jeremy

      Done! You can at least search for your nearest Code Club on the website provided. Some schemes are already fully subscribed but will take names for next term, so ask at your branch for details. Thanks for the super suggestion! Jeremy

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