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The BBC micro:bit – from the UK to the World

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The BBC micro:bit – from the UK to the World. / Austin, Jonny; Baker, Howard; Ball, Thomas et al.

In: Communications of the ACM, Vol. 63, No. 3, 01.03.2020, p. 62-69.

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Austin, J, Baker, H, Ball, T, Devine, J, Finney, J, de Halleux, P, Hodges, S, Moskal, M & Stockdale, G 2020, 'The BBC micro:bit – from the UK to the World', Communications of the ACM, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1145/3368856

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Austin, J., Baker, H., Ball, T., Devine, J., Finney, J., de Halleux, P., Hodges, S., Moskal, M., & Stockdale, G. (2020). The BBC micro:bit – from the UK to the World. Communications of the ACM, 63(3), 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1145/3368856

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Austin J, Baker H, Ball T, Devine J, Finney J, de Halleux P et al. The BBC micro:bit – from the UK to the World. Communications of the ACM. 2020 Mar 1;63(3):62-69. doi: 10.1145/3368856

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Austin, Jonny ; Baker, Howard ; Ball, Thomas et al. / The BBC micro:bit – from the UK to the World. In: Communications of the ACM. 2020 ; Vol. 63, No. 3. pp. 62-69.

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