Fairground Inspired Spinning Ring by Elsa Novak

Fairground Inspired Spinning Ring by Elsa Novak

Elsa Novak from Redhill Sixth Form joined us last week for work experience. Having completed this Fairground Project, she is here to tell you what her inspiration was for the project, how you can create your own version and her ideas to take this project even further.
Distance Sensing With A microbit And HC-SR04 Module

Distance Sensing With A microbit And HC-SR04 Module

Distance sensing with the BBC microbit and a HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor is a fun and easy, this tutorial describes how to connect the sensor and write code.
Inventors Kit Fan Controlled ZIP LED Ring

Inventors Kit Fan Controlled ZIP LED Ring

As a fun demonstration piece for shows, we created an interactive fa controlled ZIP LED experiment on the Inventors Kit that uses a motor as an input device. When someone blows on the fan, the microbit reads the EMF created by the motor and rotates the LEDs of a ZIP ring relative to its speed.
Using A Light Sensor And Analog Inputs Experiment 2

Using A Light Sensor And Analog Inputs Experiment 2

Experiment 2 Using a Light Sensor and Analog Inputs from the Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC microbit. We've included the entire experiment as a free example of the great practical experiments that are contained within the Inventors Kit. Learn how to build the circuit and how to code the microbit to control the circuit.
Make A microbit Guitar With The Noise Pack Add-On

Make A microbit Guitar With The Noise Pack Add-On

See how we made a microbit Guitar using the all-new Noise Pack Add-on for the Kitronik Inventors Kit. We've also included all of the files we've used as free downloads. So, you can either create one yourself or take inspiration for your own noisy touchpad instrument.
ZIP LEDs Experiment 10 - Using A Potentiometer

ZIP LEDs Experiment 10 - Using A Potentiometer

ZIP LEDs Experiment 10 for the ZIP LEDs Add-On Pack for the Kitronik Inventors Kit for the microbit. This experiment covers how to use a potentiometer to control the speed at which an LED spins around a ring. This experiment is not in the booklet and is only available online. Find out more...
ZIP Halo Christmas Tree

ZIP Halo Christmas Tree

For day eleven of our 12 Makes of Christmas we made a ZIP Halo Christmas Tree. Follow our step by step guide and make your own.
Using Kitronik ZIP LEDs With The BBC microbit

Using Kitronik ZIP LEDs With The BBC microbit

In this practical guide for Kitronik ZIP LEDs, we cover; what ZIP LEDs are, how they work and how to write code for them, using the Microsoft PXT Editor.
Controlling 3 Servos With The Servo:Lite board

Controlling 3 Servos With The Servo:Lite board

In this resource for the Servo:Lite board we are going to cover how you can ‘hack’ the board to facilitate the driving of three servos.
Build A Klawsome microbit Controlled Tank

Build A Klawsome microbit Controlled Tank

By popular request on twitter, Kitronik Technical Director Dave Sanderson shows you how you can build a totally Klawsome microbit controlled Tank.
Using PWM with the Kitronik Motor Driver Board

Using PWM with the Kitronik Motor Driver Board

Way back when we first released our Motor Driver Board the microbit Block Editor only allowed digital write on the pins we used for controlling motors. This meant that motors had to be full on or off. Thanks to an update in the PXT editor you can now use PWM to control the motors and therefore the speed of your buggy.
microbit Lap Counter For Scalextric Like Track

microbit Lap Counter For Scalextric Like Track

Our good friend, David Booth, has designed and built a microbit lap counter for a Scalextric type car track and we think it's fantastic. Learn how he did it and make your own.
Control A 360 Degree Servo With A BBC micro:bit featured image

Control A 360 Degree Servo With A BBC micro:bit

Control a 360 degree servo motor from your microbit by following this quick tutorial, contains details on connecting the servo to a micro:bit and coding it.
Christmas 2016 Project Ideas

Christmas 2016 Project Ideas

The festive season is now officially on! To mark the occasion we've put together a few project ideas to help to get you into the mood and to, hopefully, give some you a few ideas. We've included downloads for all of our designs so that you can fire up the laser cutter and get making straight away.
Inventors Kit Experiment 12 Full Experiment

Inventors Kit Experiment 12 Full Experiment

In this tutorial you will find Experiment 12 Making a random dice for the Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit. This is an additional experiment to the ten that were included with the Inventors Kit, and has been created for you to get more from your kit. You will learn how to build the circuit and how to code the BBC microbit to control the circuit.
Inventors Kit Experiment 11 Full Experiment

Inventors Kit Experiment 11 Full Experiment

In this tutorial you will find Experiment 11 Making a Pedestrian Crossing for the Kitronik Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit. This is an additional experiment to the ten that were included with the Inventors Kit, and has been created for you to get more from your kit. You will learn how to build the circuit and how to code the BBC microbit to control the circuit.
Kitronik Inventors Kit Resources

Kitronik Inventors Kit Resources

This resource consists of a selection of links to the additional resources that we have created to accompany each of the experiments. Each experiment has a walk-through video that also contains hints and tips designed to help you complete the experiment and to understand how the circuits work, we have also included links to additional code examples.
Inventors Kit Experiment 10 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 10 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 10 Further Help. This resource has been produced to compliment the booklet provided with the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit.
Inventors Kit Experiment 9 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 9 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 9 Further Help. This resource has been produced to compliment the booklet provided with the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit.
Inventors Kit Experiment 8 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 8 Further Help

Inventors Kit Experiment 8 Further Help. This resource has been produced to compliment the booklet provided with the Inventors Kit for the BBC micro:bit.