Learn how to make more ambitious projects featuring our project kits and BBC micro:bit products. These resources are aimed at makers of all levels.
We’re on our way towards summer, so our latest make is an icon of the season - an ice lolly! This fun enclosure for our new Keyring Torch (35160) shows just how effectively different acrylics can work together. Follow Emma's instructions and make your own.
The weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June 2022 will see Her Majesty The Queen celebrate 70 years on the throne - and we’ll be celebrating with her.
You know what this calls for? A shiny polypropylene crown covered in LEDs, of course! Follow along with Emma and make your own Jubilee crown!
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!
Prepare to rock with Emma's Guitar Amplifier-style enclosure for our Mono Amp Kit! "It features an interesting experiment in making a speaker mesh from polypropylene, which worked quite well if I do say so myself!"
Emma's Timed Night Light Kit is the most complex new make from the 2022 Spring D&T Flyer, but it’s worth it! The triangular shade on top produces angular colour-shifting shapes on the wall and would make an excellent addition to any bedroom!
Follow along with Emma and learn how to make a simple yet effective enclosure for the Kitronik Dice Kit. A lot of our Project Kits are bare boards - which can be an attractive look, but this leaves the board unprotected. That’s why transparent enclosures are a great way of presenting your kit.
'Kiss cutting' is a different laser technique that lightly engraves a surface, but the laser doesn't follow a raster pattern, it follows a cut line. 'Kiss cutting' is especially useful for engraving lettering. Find out more...
Emma shows you how to get more from laser engraving with Scan Gap Engraving is a medium that relies heavily on contrast between the base material and engraved surface. I've been looking to find ways to use the settings artistically and so far, I have found the most artistic possibility with the “scan gap” function.
Exploring interesting concepts from various areas of design and technology is one of the best things about making new projects. Today, Emma pulls inspiration from Victorian theatres and Theme Park dark rides to make a tiny demonstration of the Pepper’s Ghost effect!
We recently launched the Kitronik Simple Servo Control Board for BBC micro:bit, and Emma wasted no time in putting together three great resources for it. We've included all three resources below, with all of the files needed and step by step instructions for each.
Emma shows you how to make a custom LED picture frame, using our LED picture frame kit. Although there is quite a sizable parts list, the step by step instructions should make it a breeze. As always, the DXF file is freely downloadable and can be used as is, or tweaked to suit your needs.
Emma shows you how to make a laser cut retro-style-radio enclosure for our Stereo Amplifier Kit with Perspex Sweet Pastels acrylic. You can make this enclosure with any acrylic you want but we think that for the best results possible, the Sweet Pastels range is the way to go.
Emma shows you how to make a egg timer enclosure for the Kitronik timer kit, don't give this the brush off as there's an optional teeth cleaning design too! Follow along and make your own!
When building a project kit, such as our Steady Hand Kit, having an attractive and sturdy case to house it makes the outcome that much more rewarding. Emma's been back on the laser cutter and has produced this rather fetching custom enclosure.
Emma has designed these fantastic starry custom enclosures for our Kitronik Round RGB USB LED Board and Kitronik Round White USB LED Board. All of the files needed are available as a free download, for you to use or customise.
For those times when only a rubber stamp will do... Emma to the rescue. Make your own custom rubber stamps made from ECO laser rubber and Bamboo and you can stamp things in an environmentally friendly way.
As the nights are getting longer and the evenings are darker, Emma shows you how to bring a futuristic glow back into your life with these fun Cyber Goggles! This is a more involved make, including soldering, deconstructing cables and some fun laser cutting.
Take a break from the hi-res courtesy of this Pixel Clock made from our value range of cheap acrylic sheets. This make is easy to make and will look great on your desk on a shelf in your workspace. As always, the DXF files are downloadable for free. Use them to make your own or as the basis for your own designs!
Happy Spooky Season everyone! Emma's back with another edge-lit project for you all, using our brand new USB RGB LED Strip! We've made this from our clear value value range of cheap acrylic sheets but you can use whatever you have to hand. We've found that clear works best for these types of signs, especially when used with an RGB light source.
We love making seasonal things, especially when it's Halloween. It practically invites the making of weird and wonderful things. To get things off in 2021 to a flying start, let's take a look at some of the things we've made for previous years. We'll start with the newest and travel back in time as we go.