Control a BBC micro:bit from Node.js using BLE
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Control a BBC micro:bit from Node.js using BLE.


  • See noble prerequisites.
  • Requires a custom firmware build on the micro:bit. This build removes pairing security and enables all BLE services. The source code of the custom firmware can be found here.

Flashing micro:bit firmware

  1. Save hex file from firmware folder to computer.
  2. Connect micro:bit to computer using USB cable.
  3. Copy hex file to micro:bit disk drive.
  4. Calibrate magnetometer, by rotating micro:bit around in a circle.


npm install bbc-microbit


See examples folder.


See API documentation.