Pelham, thank you for sharing the fun that you are having with CodeSpace! It is encouraging to us to hear that our assistance within the product gives you the help you need. Your suggestion on teaching how the code actually works is well spoken. We have added that to our backlog and will be seen in a variety of ways throught the product by the time we open CodeSpace to the public.
Ian, thank you for sharing everything that you are learning so far and that you are enjoying it. Your suggestion for a case is being considered. We want to keep the product at a low enough cost for teachers to be able to afford this great product so it would take some time for us to figure out a way to develop a case that would not add too much cost. The good news is that the microbit is actually pretty durable. Of course you want to treat it with care at all times but we think that you will be impressed with its ruggedness. If by chance the microbit would be damaged, it would be good for us to know what the situation was that caused the damage. Hopefully you won't have to make that report. :o) As far as other features that you requested for the hardware, we are not developers of the device, only the software that you are using to program the microbit. So we have no control over it. HOWEVER, we do intend to offer expansion hardware kits that allow you to do many more things with this microbit. Neopixels will allow many more colors, we'll offer motors and servos, a robot kit, graphics display, etc. Sounds like fun, huh?
To Pelham, Ian, and all other Beta heores there, we would encourage you to take the lessons you are learning and find ways to freestyle with what you are learning. That is one of the beauties of coding and of this product-that you aren't confined to JUST the lessons. Be creative! You may not succeed at first and you may have to think really long and hard to figure things out, but you will be learning from the mistakes that you make and your exploration will help you develop more as a life long learner.
Let the code love you back!