The basic Microbit is a pocket-sized computer circuit board, with USB, Bluetooth, accelerometer, temperature and moisture sensors. In short, itâ€™s like the guts of a smartphone, only it has no screen, and itâ€™s designed to be hooked up to all kinds of other devices. The idea is that kids can learn to build computer-based hardware projects the way you and I learned to build things out of wood, metal, plastic, and cardboard when we were in school. It was made by the BBC in partnership with U.K. startup Technology Will Save Us.
Source: The BBC Gives Computer Hacking Kits To 1 Million U.K. School Kids | Co.Exist