How to Make a Mini Smart Home with our Air Quality Datalogging Board for Raspberry Pi Pico main image

Make a Mini Smart Home with our Air Quality Datalogging Board for Raspberry Pi Pico

Emma & Alasdair collaborate to bring you this guide on how to make a tiny smart home with our Air Quality Datalogging board for Raspberry Pi Pico. As seen in our recent Tech talk. Follow along and make your own! The code and DXF can be freely downloaded. Find out more!
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 - 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 Line Following Sensors

Online Tutorial – Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Line Following Sensors

Learn how to take control of the line following sensors on the Kitronik Autonomous Robotics Platform for the Raspberry Pi Pico. Work through this resource and learn how to add line following to your buggy.
Online Tutorial - Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Ultrasonic Sensor

Online Tutorial - Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Ultrasonic Sensor

Learn how to add distance sensing and obstacle avoidance to the Kitronik Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico. The buggy is supplied with a distance sensor, learn how to add more autonomy to your robot with this guide.
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.
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Additional Online Resources For :MOVE Motor For micro:bit

Free additional resources for the Kitronik :MOVE Motor for micro:bit. Work through each of the 6 tutorials to gain a full understanding of all of the features of :MOVE Motor. It's fun, it's hands-on, and you'll also learn a lot of interesting things along the way!

Level up your robotics game now!
Electro-Fashion LED Curtains by Maria Hadjiantoniou

Electro-Fashion LED Curtains by Maria Hadjiantoniou

Maria Hadjiantoniou from Loughborough University joined us in July on her internship to learn more about Electro-Fashion and E-Textiles. Having made these Electro-Fashion LED curtains, she is here to tell you a little bit about this E-Textiles project.
Laser Cut Glittered Acrylic ZIP Tile Name Badge

Laser Cut Glittered Acrylic ZIP Tile Name Badge

Quickly turn your ZIP Tile for microbit into a stylish digital name badge with this simple laser cut design. Follow the step by step guide and find out how you can make one too!
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.
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microbit Games - Controlling Movement On The LED Matrix

Do you have an urge to write some microbit games but don't know how to start, maybe we can help. Learning how to code some basic gaming functions could be all you need to overcome coders block. Today we are going to take it back to basics and learn a couple of key concepts. Processing user input and also taking control of the LED matrix, both required knowledge if you want to create engaging games.
6 Lesson Plans For ZIP Halo For BBC microbit

6 Lesson Plans For ZIP Halo For BBC microbit

Unlock your students potential with these 6 free Lesson Plans for ZIP Halo for the BBC microbit. These resources are classroom ready but they can also be used by anyone who wants to learn how to use the addressable LEDs of the ZIP Halo.
Robotics Board London Eye & Turbine - BETT 2019 Part 5

Robotics Board London Eye & Turbine - BETT 2019 Part 5

The last in our Kitronik :city builds from Bett 2019 is the microbit and Robotics board controlled London Eye and Wind Turbine. Take a look behind the scenes at how we put it together. If you want to have a go at this yourself, all of the files you need are included within.
microbit Servo Driver Tower Bridge - BETT 2019 Part 4

microbit Servo Driver Tower Bridge - BETT 2019 Part 4

At the centre of our Kitronik :CITY layout we had at BETT 2019 was our microbit controlled model of Tower Bridge. The model featured our 16 servo driver board. We demonstrate how we made it and also how you can make one for yourself.
Klimate, microbit and ZIP Halo Big Ben - BETT 2019 Part 3

Klimate, microbit and ZIP Halo Big Ben - BETT 2019 Part 3

For part 3 of our microbit Kitronik:City build for Bett 2019 we take a look at Big Ben. Our Big Ben model is the largest on the Kitronik :CITY layout we had at BETT. In this behind the scenes, we’ll look at how we made it and how to use the new Klimate environment sensor board for BBC microbit in your own projects.
MOVE Mini Football Stadium - BETT 2019 Part 2

MOVE Mini Football Stadium - BETT 2019 Part 2

For part 2 of our microbit Kitronik:City build we breakdown the football stadium. Our new move mini football stadium got a lot of attention at BETT 2019, so we’ve put together a guide on how we made ours and how to make your own!
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Kitronik Christmas Fair - Bandstand and Stalls

The Christmas Fair Bandstand and Stalls is the third and final model from our Christmas fair. This time showing how to make an animated display featuring figures. Just by using a servo, a microbit, and a tiny snippet of code.
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Kitronik Christmas Fair - ZIP LED Helter Skelter

This is the second model from our Christmas fair, this time showing off our ZIP LEDs and how the Halo can be used to drive a whole RGB LED chain.