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Kitronik Gamer Comparison - Which Gamer Is Right For You

Find out more about Kitronik's gamers - which one is right for you, the main differences between them and how you can create retro games!
Comparison Between Inventor's Kit and Discovery Kit

Comparison Between Inventor's Kit and Discovery Kit

Kitronik Inventor's Kit for BBC micro:bit has been one of the most successful products we have launched. Having discovered a need for an ultimate b...
The microbit User Guide For Absolute Beginners

The microbit User Guide For Absolute Beginners

This beginners microbit user guide is a no frills, straight to the point, collection of essential knowledge. It’s not everything you need to know, but everything up to step 5 is everything you need to know right now.
What Are Electric Motors – A Brief Guide

What Are Electric Motors – A Brief Guide

Motors provide a clean way to convert electrical energy (such as from batteries) into mechanical energy (or movement.) This document explains what a motor is, a little of the theory about how it works, and shows some of the different types of motors.
What Are Servos – A Brief Guide

What Are Servos – A Brief Guide

Radio Control (RC) Servos are a simple way to provide electronically controlled movement for many projects. It does not refer to the more general, wide-ranging, description of a servo motor – that is a motor which has feedback control.
How we made Kitronik :CITY - BETT 2019 Part 1

How we made Kitronik :CITY - BETT 2019 Part 1

We had a great time at BETT 2019, and loved the feedback on our microbit Kitronik :CITY display! This week we’ll be showing a behind the scenes of how we made it and how you can make each building on the layout for yourself.
Using MicroPython With Kitronik BBC micro:bit Products

Using MicroPython With Kitronik BBC micro:bit Products

If you've bought any of our more recent BBC micro:bit products and were also wondering how to make the switch from Blocks to Python, we've got you covered. We have example code for five of our recent products that you can use and also learn from.
The Five Minute microbit Guide

The Five Minute microbit Guide

Get up and running quickly with the five minute microbit guide. It covers everything you need to begin using your microbit straightway. First of all, we cover the essential topics required to get you up and running. And finally, there are a couple of links at the end to point you to more free guides to help you develop as a coder. Find out more!
Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit

Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit

We are very pleased to introduce the Kitronik Parent's Complete Guide To The BBC micro:bit. We've created this free resource to help parent's get actively involved in helping their children learn how to code. The guide contains everything you need to introduce your children to the microbit, even if you have no prior coding experience yourself.
Development Of The Christmas Bells

Development Of The Christmas Bells

How we approached the development of the Christmas bells for our twelve makes of Christmas resource last December and our prototyping process.
The Link accessory board standard  for BBC micro:bit accessories

The Link accessory board standard for BBC micro:bit accessories

The Link accessory board standard for BBC micro:bit accessories designed by Kitronik. The BBC micro:bit is a standalone programmable computer. It ...
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Options for Powering the BBC micro:bit

This Kitronik University Resource is a part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and explains the various options available for powering your BBC micro:bit.
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Transferring a Program to the BBC micro:bit

After you've created your first program you'll need to compile it and transfer it to the BBC micro:bit. This process is very simple, and if you follow our guide you'll be up and running in no time.
E-Textiles: an Introduction to Our Electro-Fashion Range

E-Textiles: an Introduction to Our Electro-Fashion Range

An introduction to our Electro-Fashion wearables range including our E-Textiles tutorials and useful links!
Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Wallet/Purse

Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Wallet/Purse

The first example we are looking at is by student Harry Gowlett, who designed a purse with built-in LED, fixing the age old issue of searching for change.
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Getting Started with E-Textiles: Choosing a Needle

Unsure of which needle to use with our conductive thread? This quick guide will help you choose the right needle.
Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Jacket

Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Jacket

Last February, some first-year Art & Design Students at Nottingham Trent University showed some of their latest creations using Kitronik's own Electro-Fashion range. As a part of their course, each student had to design and make a sewable electronic circuit as a practical application.
E-Textiles: a Lesson in Electro-Fashion Components

E-Textiles: a Lesson in Electro-Fashion Components

All you need to know about conductive thread, LEDs for E-Textiles, coin cell batteries and holders, switches and conductive fabric.
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Getting Started with E-Textiles: Threading a Needle

Learn how to quickly and easily thread needles with conductive thread.
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How to Make a Soft Press Stud Switch

This Kitronik University course tutorial will tell you how to make a Stud Press Switch.