Free E-Textiles Sample Packs - Kitronik University featured image
3D Printing - Kitronik University This Kitronik University resource is part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and explains exactly what is included in the Kitronik BBC micro:bit partner free e-textiles sample pack. kitronik_microbit_logo_870 We're proud to be sponsoring a free e-textiles sample pack for every secondary school in the U.K. The pack contains enough components to do two tutorials (provided one of them connects conductive thread directly to the BBC micro:bit, or reuses crocodile clips). You'll also receive a BBC micro:bit along with your sample pack (not provided by Kitronik). If you are missing the booklet you can download it here or view it below. Please note, a Welsh translation of this booklet will be available to download from this page once complete.

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Contents:

  • 4m Conductive thread.
  • 3 White easy sew PCB LEDs.
  • 3 White standard through hole LEDs.
  • 4 Slim crocodile clips.
  • Instruction booklet.

When can you expect it?

Sample packs should be arriving with you during the first term on the new school year.

What can you do with it?

We've prepared some step by step tutorials of projects which you can do with your free sample pack. We'll be using our expert knowledge which we've accumulated over the last 10 years from having developed the kits & teaching materials to support the sales of over a million educational electronic project kits to deliver some e-textiles tutorials with step by step instructions describing everything a student will need to do to make the project as well as the details of how to program the BBC micro:bit.

13 comments

Cullen Lewis

Cullen Lewis

Hi Nancy, That's not a problem we still have the sample kits for free. If you go to the link below and select sample 2757 that will be what's in the blog above. When you say the soft torch kits do you mean our squeezy torch kits on the link below ? They are priced the same as on the website so for 40+ you are currently looking at £1.30 a kit. https://www.kitronik.co.uk/samples https://www.kitronik.co.uk/2148-squeezy-torch-kit.html all the best Cullen

Nancy Lamb

Nancy Lamb

Hi, I want to get one of the e-textile kits advertised on kitronik university. Could you email me how I can get one? If no longer free, please price up a kit for me. Also interested in little soft switch torches. How much per torch set? Need 40+

Mark Donnison

Mark Donnison

Hi and thanks for getting in touch. The e-textiles kits were sent out automatically to schools DandT departments for the launch of the micro:bit. We did have a few left after this but I'm sure they have now all gone out. We might be able to organise an e-textiles sample for your school. If you email support@kitronik.co.uk our customer support team will be happy to assist. I hope this helps.

Cal

Cal

Hi, I’ve just been informed about the free E-Textiles sample pack on a Facebook forum. I am wondering how I go about sourcing one of these. Kind regards

Mark Donnison

Mark Donnison

Hi Ceryn, please drop an email to our customer services team who will try to help you. The email address is: sales@kitronik.co.uk

Ceryn

Ceryn

Do primary schools get free kits too? Would need for Code Club for our MaT pupils

Mark Donnison

Mark Donnison

Hi Emma, thanks for getting in touch. It would better to email sales@kitronik.co.uk, this email address goes straight to our customer services team who can quickly look into your inquiry.

Emma Seal (Computing lead)

Emma Seal (Computing lead)

Hi there, Is there any chance of free kits being sent out to KS2 please? We are keen to address coding from an early age and to make links with our secondary schools. On a minimal budget too. All hep would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Emma

Rob Haywood

Rob Haywood

Hi Linda, If you mean specific to the BBC micro:bit then we'll have several tutorials ready for the start of term. Details at www.kitronik.co.uk/microbit If you are thinking broader than that we have a range of resources already in the resources section, and over the next few months we will be updating many of these. www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/resources/ Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don't miss any new resources as they are published. eepurl.com/e6BGI Rob

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

I am starting teaching D&T at Thomas Ashton School , Talbot Road, Hyde,Cheshire Sk14. If there are any resources that would help at KS3, I would be grateful for your support. Thank you Linda Smith

Laura woodward

Laura woodward

That's great, shall look forward to receiving it. We currently do E textiles with yr 8.

Rob Haywood

Rob Haywood

Hi Claire, The sample packs will be being sent out to every school, for the attention of the head of D & T. Rob

Claire Nobes

Claire Nobes

Can't wait to start playing with the micro:bit. Do we need to request the free e-textiles sample or will it be sent to schools automatically next term? I would be grateful if you could let me know. Thanks.

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