There was an opportunity to have early access to a spare BBC micro:bit.
The complete Mecrisp Github File System contains many files covering the different Controllers it runs on – but which are not necessarily related to the micro:bit.
We want to make it easy to get to the stage of running the first Forth code on the micro:bit.
As result here a Starter Pack.
Suggestions to improve it are welcome.
More I/O Discussions about the micro:bit in English and as well available in German ( not including Forth but a lot of IO information ) as supporting information and part of the Forth Bookshelf is here.
Have fun trying it out and feedback for additions and improvements can be sent to Juergen Pintaske at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hardware - All the bits and pieces that make up your BBC micro:bit.
All the BBC micro:bit pins
More details about your BBC micro:bit : Specs & Schematic.
Check http://tech.microbit.org/ - Hardware designs for the BBC micro:bit - as well.
Inofficial Schematic (PDF) - no warranty for correctness and completeness.
The same basic processor, and the best, the basic Mecrisp Forth Binary Matthias Koch did is identical for both systems.
Now all components are on one side, with added microphone and loudspeaker. The connector holes have been put at the end of the star shape – less risk of short circuits
Github with all of the data:
http://www.calliope.cc/ in German,
http://www.calliope.cc/en and in English .
You can buy it here http://www.exp-tech.de/en/calliope-mini.
Price is a bit higher – but contains components that you have to buy separately with micro:bit.
2 Files as a first step on how the Calliope IO works. Thanks to Matthias Koch for the code and Carsten Strotmann for bringing a Calliope.
There is an eBook in German and English – not about Forth yet but a lot of examples and background information. And showing small examples that work in other languages, and that can be re-implemented in Forth on both boards as programming exercise.
How to Start? – Go to A Start With Forth here - most of the relevant eBook contents:
The full eBook is available here for easy read on the mobile
The Japanese micro:bit version should be compatible to the original – to be tested https://microbit-playground.co.uk/blog/chibi-microbit-clone
Enjoy these systems; how to use the Bluetooth with Forth will be shown later.