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How to make a Shadow Box Dinosaur with Value acrylic and LED strips

How to make a Shadow Box Dinosaur with Value acrylic and LED strips

An easy way to explore topics in a more memorable format is by including them in a craft project! Our example is a dinosaur, though of course you can choose any topic. Learn how to make a Shadow Box Dinosaur with Value acrylic and LED strips. Make now...
Make a Four-Compartment Stationery Holder with Value Acrylic

Make a Four-Compartment Stationery Holder with Value Acrylic

Emma brings you a makes that will brighten a desk space and keep things orderly. Follow along below with three extremely simple laser cut makes, us...
Make a Red Eyed Robot with our Rear Bike Light Project Kit

Make a Red Eyed Robot with our Rear Bike Light Project Kit

Using this robot design and the Kitronik flashing Bike Light, you can now create something from a sci-fi cartoon. This make by Kev, our in house illustrator/designer, is great for the classroom. It combines electronics and design, and the result will look good on a desk, a shelf, or in a workshop. Find out more...
Make an Edge Lit Flower with our Kitronik Tricolour LED Boards - An ideal gift for Mum

Make an Edge Lit Flower with our Kitronik Tricolour LED Boards - An ideal gift for Mum

Create that perfect gift for mum, using one of our Kitronik Tricolour LED Boards. This layered light effect display will look great on the mantle piece. Grab the file, follow Kev's guide, and make your own. Please share pics of your makes with us on social media. Find out more...
Make Custom Whiteboard and Blackboard With Special Finish Acrylic Sheets

Make Custom Whiteboard and Blackboard With Special Finish Acrylic Sheets

Keeping a note of your tasks or jotting down items you need to buy is always much easier with a memo board nearby. So why not make one yourself? Emma made a couple of simple memo board layouts for you to use or alter, so you can organise things your way! Find out more and make your own...
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The Kitronik Halloween Makes Archive

We love making seasonal things, especially when it's Halloween. It practically invites the making of weird & wonderful things. To get 2023 off to a flying start, let's take a look at some of the things we've made for previous years. Let's blow the cobwebs of our arts and craft skills and find something spooky to make!
Making a Simple Laser-Cut Chassis for the Pullback Motor

Making a Simple Laser-Cut Chassis for the Pullback Motor

Channel the toy cars you played with as a child and send your designs rocketing across the floor, built on this simple chassis for our pull back Motor! Follow Emma's detailed instructions below and build your own. As usual, our design is available as a free download. Learn how...
Making Laser Cut Desk Tidies with Value Acrylic

Making Laser Cut Desk Tidies with Value Acrylic

Hello again everyone! This time around, Emma brings you a set of makes that will brighten your desk space and help you keep things orderly. Follow along below with three extremely simple laser cut makes, using our awesomely budget-friendly Cheap Acrylic sheets! Find out how...
Adding Solar Powered Rechargeable Batteries to the Kitronik LED Strip

Adding Solar Powered Rechargeable Batteries to the Kitronik LED Strip

This simple guide shows you how you can easily add a solar powered recharging circuit to our new Kitronik LED Strip with Solder Free Connections. If you are going to create an enclosure for the kit this resource will allow you to include a sustainable power source in your design. Find out more...
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Making a Cardboard Pico Drawing Robot Arm

In this first blog of a series we are going to cover how we can create a drawing robot arm out of cardboard using three servos, a Raspberry Pi Pico and the Kitronik Simply Servos for Pico board. Then we’ll move onto how to use the DrawingRobot Python library we created for the Pico. Find out more...
Add Line Following & More to the Simple Robotics Kit with Clippable Detector

Add Line Following & More to the Simple Robotics Kit with Clippable Detector

The Clippable detector board gives the ability to add sensory inputs to the BBC micro:bit. Within this blog, the Clippable Detector board will be used with the simple robotics kit to make it more versatile. Using phototransistor detectors it is possible to detect a line, light and objects. Find out more...
Tech Talk - micro:bit Python Editor - Thurs 9th of March at 10:30AM GMT main image

Tech Talk - micro:bit Python Editor - Thurs 9th of March at 10:30AM GMT

We're back with another tech talk. Join Emma & Kevin as they explore the basics of using the New micro:bit Python Editor. They'll explore the interface and get hands on with some code examples. If you want to get into Python with micro:bit but are unsure of where to start, this is the tech talk for you. Learn more...
Valentines 2023 Inspiration Customising Our Laserables Collection

Valentines 2023 Inspiration Customising Our Laserables Collection

Valentines is a great time for custom gifts. Putting the effort into making something can really show someone how much they mean to you. In this bl...
micro:bit Multitasking with MakeCode

micro:bit Multitasking with MakeCode

In this blog we are going to look at how we can multitask on the BBC micro:bit with MakeCode. In our example we used the Kitronik HaloHD to visually indicate the micro:bit running two different tasks at the same time.  Learn more...
How to Manage Packages for Pico in Thonny

How to Manage Packages for Pico in Thonny

In this guide we are going to look at how you can use the package manager in Thonny to download the libraries for Kitronik products directly onto your Raspberry Pi Pico.
Making an Enclosure for the USB Rechargeable Torch Kit

Making an Enclosure for the USB Rechargeable Torch Kit

One of our newest products is the Kitronik USB Rechargeable Torch Kit: a through-hole soldering kit designed to charge fast and provide a fun design challenge. We have made this simple enclosure for you to use as a jumping-off point for your own design or perhaps just for some inspiration! Learn how...
Acrylic Bulb Enclosure for the Kitronik Round Side Illumination LED Module hero image

Acrylic Bulb Enclosure for the Kitronik Round Side Illumination LED Module

Recently we brought out the beautifully bright Kitronik Round Side Illumination LED Module, and to mark the new board, our Development Director Dave Sanderson designed this cool light-bulb enclosure. Follow Dave & Emma's instructions and make your own...
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Create a 3D Japanese Landscape From Laser Cut Layered Parts

Create a 3D Japanese landscape piece of art using a selection of our latest veneered MDFs and plywood as well as Perspex® sheets. Laser cut each part and then layer them together, one a top the other, to create an artistic impression of Mount Fuji in Japan. Sit it on a surface or hang it on a wall. Learn how...
Make an Edge-Lit Colour Mixing Diagram with the Tricolour LED Board

Make an Edge-Lit Colour Mixing Diagram with the Tricolour LED Board

To demonstrate the basic concept behind our TriColour LED strip, and celebrate its launch, we have made this edge-lit diagram so that you can experience Additive Colour Mixing yourself! This would make a great classroom aid, or you could use it as a template from which to create your own designs! Find out how...
Turn The :MOVE Motor Into A Radio Controlled Halloween SpookMobile

Turn The :MOVE Motor Into A Radio Controlled Halloween SpookMobile

This is a simple make that sits on top of your :MOVE Motor and adds some Halloween drama to your remote-controlled buggy. The LEDs are used to replicate the flickering of candles, and the V2 micro:bit’s speaker is used to make a ghostly noise. Follow Emma's instructions and make your own!