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Newark element14 Offers Range of Kits to Get Young People Coding

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Newark element14 is providing kits and support to help young people learn the fundamental skills of coding. The company offers products such as Codebug, BBC micro:bit, Raspberry Pi and the newly launched Arduino CTC101 classroom kit.

Key products suitable for coding education at different ages are:

  • Codebug is a small coding device for students age 7+. Shaped like a ladybug, CodeBug provides a fun and engaging way to build interactive devices. The device incorporates 25 LED lights, 2 control buttons, and 6 ‘legs’ which can be used to connect croc-clips, banana plugs or even sewn to. Ideas to get started with the Codebug can be found on the element14 community at

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  • Newark element14 has also recently launched several add-ons for the BBC micro:bit. These include the mi:node, which is designed to teach young people the basics of IoT mechanics as interconnectivity becomes part of their everyday lives, and theMBIT-WEARIT- Development Kit, a versatile micro:bit enclosure specially designed to build mobile applications that can be used with a wrist strap, keyring or lanyard.
  • Within Arduino’s range of education products stocked by Newark element14 is the Arduino CTC101 classroom kit: a modular program aimed at teaching students, aged 13 to 17, the foundations of programming, electronics, and mechanics through a series of playful projects and experiments.