Coding tutorials

Learn how to code with Kitronik. The resources include; free resources for Kitronik designed and manufactured products/kits and a wide variety of coded projects for you to try. The resources cover every ability level and span a wide variety of topics, including the BBC micro:bit. Everything from beginners guides to ambitious maker projects with a coding element.

Whats in the coding tutorials?

Learn how to code with Kitronik. The resources include; free resources for Kitronik designed and manufactured products/kits and a wide variety of coded projects for you to try. The resources cover every ability level and span a wide variety of topics, including the BBC micro:bit. Everything from beginners guides to ambitious maker projects with a coding element.

Whats in the coding tutorials?

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 8 - Wind Power

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 8 - Wind Power

Experiment 8 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we harnessing the power of the wind. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through. 
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 7 - Seven Segment Display

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 7 - Seven Segment Display

Experiment 7 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we explore using a seven segment display. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through. 
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 6 - Setting the Tone with a Piezo Buzzer

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 6 - Setting the Tone with a Piezo Buzzer

Experiment 6 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we explore setting the tone with a piezo buzzer. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through.
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 5 - Control a Servo with a Potentiometer

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 5 - Control a Servo with a Potentiometer

Experiment 5 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we explore how to control the angle of a servo with a potentiometer. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through. 
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 4 - Using a Transistor to Drive a Motor

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 4 - Using a Transistor to Drive a Motor

Experiment 4 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, In which we explore using a transistor to drive a motor. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through.
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 3 - Dimming an LED using a Potentiometer

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 3 - Dimming an LED using a Potentiometer

Experiment 3 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we explore dimming an LED using a potentiometer. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through. 
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 2 - Using a Light Sensor & Analog Inputs

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 2 - Using a Light Sensor & Analog Inputs

Experiment 2 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we explore how to use a phototransistor and take an analog reading. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through.
Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 1 - Digital Inputs & Outputs

Pico Inventor's Kit Experiment 1 - Digital Inputs & Outputs

Experiment 1 from the Inventors Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico, in which we explore Digital Inputs & Outputs. Included in this resource are code downloads, a description of the experiment and also a video walk-through.
How To Create A Reaction Game For The :GAME ZIP 64 And BBC micro:bit

How To Create A Reaction Game For The :GAME ZIP 64 And BBC micro:bit

Hana from Kesteven and Grantham Girls School shows you how to build a reaction game using the Kitronik :GAME ZIP 64 for microbit; there are six stages that have been made to help guide your learning and construct your coding confidence! So, with that in mind, let's get learning.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Using the BME688 Sensor

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Using the BME688 Sensor

The BME688 sensor provides the main functionality of the board: measuring air quality and climate data which the Pico can then access and read. Learn how use the sensor to gather and monitor readings with the Raspberry Pi Pico.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - OLED and RTC

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - OLED and RTC

The Pico has a number of built-in features beyond just having lots of pins for controlling and communicating with external devices, and one of these is the real-time clock (RTC). Learn how to make use of the boards RTC and OLED display.
Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Buzzer, Buttons and ZIP LEDs

Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Buzzer, Buttons and ZIP LEDs

The Smart Air Quality board for Raspberry Pi Pico has two buttons which can be used as inputs to control the program which is running. There is also a buzzer, which is great for adding audio output to projects. We are going to introduce both of these in this section of the tutorial.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Data Logging

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Data Logging

One of the main functions the Pico Smart Air Quality Board is designed for is data capture and logging. In this tutorial we will be taking that information and saving it to a file on the Pico.
Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Analogue Input and Output Control

Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Analogue Input and Output Control

Learn how to connect, control and monitor external sensors to the Kitronik Air Quality Data-logging Board for the Raspberry Pi Pico. This guide contains a full description of the process and code required.
A Pirate Ship for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

A Pirate Ship for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

Isabelle from The Fernwood School joined us recently for a weeks work experience, and was tasked with creating a set of Fairground rides to complement the LAB:Bit. Her brief was to create some designs that could be made in a KS2 classroom using cardboard, glue and sticky tape. Here is what she came up with:

Simple Servo Control Board for micro:bit Getting Started Guide

Simple Servo Control Board for micro:bit Getting Started Guide

Everything you need to know to get up and running fast with the Simple servo control board for BBC micro:bit by Kitronik. To open up this board to children of all ages Kitronik has produced some simple to use custom blocks for the Microsoft MakeCode editor.
Online Tutorial - Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Motors

Online Tutorial - Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Motors

Learn how to write code to take control of the motors on the Kitronik Autonomous Robotics for Raspberry Pi Pico (Pico-ARP). Learn how to get the wheels turning, at the same speed, and how to turn your Pico-ARP into a drawing bot.
Online Tutorial - Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Buzzer, Button and Lights

Online Tutorial - Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Buzzer, Button and Lights

Learn to code the additional features of the Kitronik Autonomous Robotics platform for Raspberry Pi Pico. Take control of the Pico-ARP Buzzer, button, & Lights. The resource contains code and a full walk-through of how it works.
Online Tutorial – Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Servo connections

Online Tutorial – Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Servo connections

The ARP has 4 servo connections. These can be used to control standard hobby servos. The servo connectors are located 2 towards the rear of the ARP, just outside the motors, and 2 towards the front, by the ultrasonic connector. Learn how to set up and code for the servos to enhance your robotics project.
First steps with the Raspberry Pi Pico and Thonny.

First steps with the Raspberry Pi Pico and Thonny.

The Pico can be programmed in a number of languages. This guide is for MicroPython – a Python implementation for micro controllers, and uses the Thonny editor. This guide provides everything you need to know to get going with Pico and MicroPython.