The BBC has started delivering the first of its Micro Bit programming boards to students, a project which it hopes will help create the next generation of coders and tech entrepreneurs. Up to one million of the devices will be delivered free to 11- to 13-year-olds in the UK, who can then use the board as the basis for building devices and programming projects.
Following the nationwide rollout, the hardware and "much of" the software will be open-sourced, says the BBC. Micro Bits will be available to buy from a range of retailers. Money generated from these commercial sales will be used to encourage as many people as possible to join the coding revolution.
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