The micro:bit is here! Over the last few months the BBC micro:bit - a mini computer designed to teach youngsters how to code - has been delivered to over 800,000 school kids across the UK. Before the end of the year, this amazing device will make its way into the hands of 1 million teenagers. MyMiniFactory is the official 3D printing partner for the BBC micro:bit and as such we thought we'd give our awesome community the opportunity to contribute to this incredible initiative.
Don’t have a micro:bit yet? Dont worry, you can download the micro:bit CAD file from Kitronik’s profile page.
You can also now buy a micro:bit device directly from Kitronik's website.
Check out this useful list of functions the micro:bit can perform.
We want you to come up with 3D printable designs to be used in conjunction with the micro:bit device. Anything goes, as long as your design would make sense when used with a micro:bit. Whether its a simple case, or large project that makes use of multiple devices, we want to see what you've got. The winning design will take away a BQ Witbox2 3D printer for the school of their choice!
A big thank you to BQ, a brand with a heritage in education, 3D printing, telecoms and robotics, who are giving away one of their brand new printers, the Witbox2, as well as 2 of their amazing Zowi Bots!
The best entries submitted will be sent to the BBC, to be potentially featured on the micro:bit website, meaning your design could be used in schools across the UK.
We will also be giving away a free micro:bit to top 30 designs. The micro:bits are not available to the public so this is a unique chance to get your hands on one.
Check out the below designs for inspiration.