Meet the new BBC micro:bit v2 - Upgraded with a powerful new processor that has tons more capability and also adds more sensing with a new speaker and microphone!
The latest micro:bit will fit right into your existing lessons and materials; all the existing MakeCode blocks and MicroPython code will work in the same way as they do on the original micro:bit. More features, including easy ways to take AI and ML into the classroom, will be released throughout 2021.
It’s the same size and shape as the original micro:bit so you can use the same accessories you already own.
Some new features of the board:
- A more powerful Nordic nRF52833 processor, lots more RAM and Flash so MicroPython works a lot better!
- A MEMS microphone, can hear the world around it
- A speaker, provide audio feedback, play tones
- Capacitive touch sensor, the logo now acts as a button you can boop!
- Power saving mode, double click the reset button to enter low power mode.
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This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the micro:bit v2.
Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.
Built-in modules available: _bleio, aesio, analogio, atexit, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomixer, audiopwmio, board, busio, digitalio, errno, getpass, math, microcontroller, onewireio, os, pulseio, pwmio, rainbowio, random, rotaryio, rtc, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, time, touchio, traceback, watchdog
Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.
All previous releases are listed on GitHub, with release notes, and are available for download from Amazon S3. They are handy for testing, but otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release. Some older GitHub release pages include the same binaries for downloading. But we have discontinued including binaries as assets on newer release pages because of the large number of files for each release.