ARM Demonstrates BBC micro:bit Capabilities at Big Bang Fair 2016
What: At Big Bang Fair 2016, ARM and the BBC will jointly demonstrate the new BBC micro:bit pocket-sized computer that will be given to one million Year 7 (11-12 years old) school children from March 22, 2016. The team will provide an insight into the variety of exciting ways in which children can use the device to create innovative projects. The initiative will inspire the next generation of children into learning to code and it builds on ARM’s commitment to encourage students into STEM careers.
The device is the result of a technology collaboration between 29 organizations including Nordic Semiconductor, NXP, Microsoft and Samsung. Full micro:bit partner list here.
Where: NEC Arena, Birmingham, UK
When: Mar. 16-19, 2016
Who: ARM and BBC representatives will be available throughout the show to provide demonstrations and interviews on BBC micro:bit.
To book an interview or demonstration session, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other ARM® based demonstrations at the stand include:
- Myo from Thalmic Labs: Make music with motion using a gesture-controlled arm band
- Sphero Maze: Race to the finish in a 3D maze by controlling a Sphero device with a smartphone
- Samsung Gear VR: Immersive virtual reality headset featuring the Ice Cave demo that showcases the latest ARM Mali™ graphics and Geomerics Enlighten™ global illumination technology
- Code Kingdoms: Learn to program a BBC micro:bit by making dice, motion-controlled emoji, and more using CodeKingdom’s web-based code editor.
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