- MicroPython is the version of Python that runs on the BBC micro:bit. It's a full reimplementation of Python 3 created by Damien George.
- The source code for the BBC micro:bit port is open source, so you can contribute. Our youngest contributor so far was 11 years old.
- There is comprehensive documentation for both developers and teachers.
- In addition to the Python editor built into the official website, there is a native editor called Mu (that works on Windows, OSX, Linux and Raspberry Pi). There is also an editor for ChromeOS.
- Various cross-platform command-line tools have been created for MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit. The uFlash utility makes it easy to flash the BBC micro:bit with Python scripts and microrepl simplifies connecting to Python running on the device.
- To create comics like the one at the top of this page (they're great for educational resources) try out our Python comic generator.
- We've also created a BBC micro:bit simulator to mocking up the outputs from a device. Also very good for use in educational resources.
- During development, we sent some of the devices on a World Tour. Check out their travelogues for lots of cool projects and ideas.
- There was a mailing list for discussion of MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit that is archived here.
- If old-school Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is your thing, then join the #microbit channel on Freenode IRC.
- Finally, our friends at Computing at School have a wide range of teacher created resources and community events to get involved with and PyCon UK has had a flourishing education and kids track since 2012.