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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby dhylands » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:51 am

I heard that the bbc:micro uses the nRF51822. If that's the case, then this is another project using that processor which may be of interest:
http://oshchip.org/products/OSHChip_V1.0_Product

This page seems to confirm that:
https://developer.mbed.org/platforms/Microbit/

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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby Damien » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:08 pm

Here is an ad that is being broadcast on BBC TV at the moment, advertising the micro:bit: https://vimeo.com/158797616

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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby rcolistete » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:20 am

What about a section "BBC Micro:bit" ?

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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby torwag » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:18 pm

If Damien agrees I can add a section.
I vote for getting all micropython activites as much as possible onto this forum (LoPy?).
A good example how that might work out is the forum xda-developers. They support hundreds of different smartphones. Due to that, it became the incubator and hot-spot for many new developments.

I guess this forum can be the same for all kind of micropython activites.

My idea would be to keep devices in the "Other board" section and whenever a moderator notice a significant amount and activity on a particular board, we will move this into an own dedicated subforum. This can be a two way route, long time inactive subforums can also be dropped into the "Other boards" section. Writing this, I think I we discussed exactly this some while ago ;)

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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby platforma » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:37 am

People were asking about pymakr forum as well. As a sub category to LoPy maybe and mu editor for microbit. It's Damien's initiative of course.

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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby torwag » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:31 am

As far as I remember, our policy was to be conservative with subforums to avoid an internal depletion of posts among many different forums. I know examples of websites with dozens of subforums and each keeps only a handful of posts, and many not being active since months or years.
Thus, if we find enough posts and activity around the microbit (which in this case, I am pretty sure will happen), we could create a forum and move all existing posts into the new one.
The same should happen for pymakr and mu editor... enough posts and we create a sub-category.

As for the LoPy, I would really love to have it here, but it is a bit quit about this from Daniels side. Maybe he like to comment or make a statement. ;) All I can say is that micropython united would have a better impact and cross fertilisation of ideas and code among different platforms is always very helpful.

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Re: MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit

Postby rcolistete » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:03 am

BBC Micro:bit is finally availble in web stores with international shipping, prices excluding VAT :
- BBC Micro:bit, UKP10.83 :
https://www.pi-supply.com/product/microbit/
- BBC Micro:bit Starter Kit, UKP12.49 :
https://www.pi-supply.com/product/microbit-go/
- BBC micro:bit Club – 10 Starter Kits for the Classroom, UKP116.67 :
https://www.pi-supply.com/product/microbit-club/

With limited international shipping, there are other web stores :
https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/micro-bit
https://thepihut.com/collections/microbit
etc.


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