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:

How To Make An Arduino® Based RFID Box Lock

How To Make An Arduino® Based RFID Box Lock

Alasdair Trench shows us how to make an Arduino based RFID lock using an Arduino® Compatible RFID Read and Write Module. RFID stands for Radio Freq...
Easter 2021 Project Ideas For The Laser Cutter

Easter 2021 Project Ideas For The Laser Cutter

Spring will soon be sprung and that means that Easter 2021 is just around the corner. Which also means we have another excuse to fire up the laser cutter! We've rustled up a couple of nice project ideas for Easter that you can make as is or tweak to taste! Materials suggestions and free DXF file downloads included.
Bamboo Sheet Facts & Side Pressed and Plain Pressed Explained

What Is Bamboo Plus Side Pressed & Plain Pressed Explained

Bamboo clearly has a lot going for it. It's green, it's durable, and it can make a great replacement for traditional hardwoods. Find out what makes bamboo great and learn about the differences between side pressed and plain pressed sheets. 
Valentines 2021 Project Ideas For The Laser Cutter

Valentines 2021 Project Ideas For The Laser Cutter

Valentines 2021, we might be all but confined to base this year but if you're lucky enough to still have access to a laser cutter, we've got some great idea starters for you. We've got a full set of place mats, coasters, napkin rings, and drink stirrers. It's all here! As always, there are free dxf files that you can take straight to the laser cutter. 

Laser Cut Perspex® Sweet Pastels Memory Stick Cases main image

Laser Cut Perspex® Sweet Pastels Memory Stick Cases

These laser cut Perspex® sweet pastels memory stick cases might just be the tastiest maker resource we've ever put together. See how we made ours and grab our files so you can make your own. Just add materials and a laser cutter!
Making Fun Stamps With Laser Compatible Rubber hero image

Making Fun Stamps With Laser Compatible Rubber

If you want to know how to make fun and functional stamps with laser compatible rubber, then you've come to the right place! In this quick guide, we'll show you how we made ours. 
Design And Technology Catalogue 2020-2021

Design And Technology Catalogue 2020-2021

With the return to school, we hope that everyone is as safe as can be in these challenging times. Here at Kitronik HQ, we've tried to maintain a 'b...