A speaker, a microphone and a touch sensor directly onboard – with the overargested bbc micro: bit are schulerinns and schools soon more opportunities to buy without extra hardware and would have to. In addition, in the microcontroller is more computing power to simplify entry into projects with machine learning.
Diy smart speaker?
The new, integrated sound functions are also particularly interesting for schools. Combined with the machine learning possibilities micro: bit in the direction of smart speakers and digital assistance systems are programmed to make the new technologies in school lessons. To make it clear when the board mithorth, therefore, has the microphone received its own status led.
Already existing hardware and written programs should continue to be compatible and the existing teaching material is also usable, as all the features of the early version were taken over. The new bbc micro: bit should be consuming from november 2020. Only recently was the calliope mini 2.0 a new version of the german microcontroller for schools appeared. The star-shaped calculator is now available with a flash memory