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Computer programmers of tomorrow nurtured by Buckinghamshire libraries

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A Micro:bit computer in use.

290 pocket-sized computers have been given to Buckinghamshire County Council’s libraries to loan out to aspiring computer programmers.

The computers, provided courtesy of the Micro:bit foundation, are designed to inspire digital creativity.

The BBC Micro:bit gives users the chance to learn simple coding and programming which can lead to all sorts of practical applications from heart rate monitors to robots and everything in between.

The BBC Micro:bit computers connect to a desktop computer or laptop via a USB lead supplied in the pack enabling them to be coded and programmed through a web browser without the need for specialist software.

Noel Brown, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: ‘It is very exciting to have Micro:bits available at our libraries for people to use.

We want to be leading the way for nurturing talent in Buckinghamshire and hope we can uncover the programmers of tomorrow – to help shape our future!

To find out where your nearest library is where you can borrow a Micro:bit visit https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/find-a-library/.

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