Growing up in the UK in the eighties, of course I own the original BBC Micro . While I am a big fan of the RaspberryPi, the BBC Micro:bit is a more cost effective device for DIY / Maker / and Education.
For anyone looking into getting started with it, here are some resources:
Code with mu
Currently this is my favorite IDE for programming the micro:bit. The mu editor runs everywhere, fast, and support downloading program to the micro:bit.
Thonny Python IDE
The Thonny IDE not only is a good python IDE, it supports the micro:bit out of the box.
Other Useful Sites
- multiWingSpan -- lots of articles not just on the Micro:bit, but microPython