The BBC micro:bit is now available for pre-order from element14, the tech company that also distributes the Raspberry Pi in the UK.

It was previously distributed to schools to help children learn the basics of coding, but is now starting to roll out to the general public, so parents and organisations can get their hands on the cheap, mini computer.

One million year seven children originally received one as part of the BBC's Make it Digital programme, and they have already been working on different projects using their devices.

There are plenty of ideas already online to get your kids involved and prices start low so it won't break the bank.

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A BBC micro:bit computer costs £12.99 on its own, £14.99 with a BBC micro:bit Go starter kit that also includes mini USB, battery pack and four project ideas to get users started.

There is also a BBC micro:bit Club pack that costs £140 but includes 10 computers and everything else needed to get a coding club started.

You can pre-order your micro:bit from the element14 website now, with only the computer on its own still listed as "coming soon".

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