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.

How To Make A Custom LED Picture Frame

How To Make A Custom LED Picture Frame

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. 

Perspex Sweet Pastels Retro-style Radio Enclosure for our Stereo Amplifier Kit

Perspex Sweet Pastels Retro-style Radio Enclosure for our Stereo Amplifier Kit

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.
Egg And Brushing Timer Enclosure For The Kitronik Timer Kit

Egg And Brushing Timer Enclosure For The Kitronik Timer Kit

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!
Custom Laser Cut Enclosure For Kitronik Steady Hand Game Project Kit (with Latch)

Custom Laser Cut Enclosure For Kitronik Steady Hand Game Project Kit (with Latch)

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.
Starry Mood Light Enclosure For Kitronik Round USB LED Lamps

Starry Mood Light Enclosure For Kitronik Round USB LED Lamps

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.
Making Custom Rubber Stamps With Green ECO Laser Compatible Rubber

Making Custom Rubber Stamps With Green ECO Laser Compatible Rubber

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.
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How To Make Round USB RGB LED Lamp Cyber Punk Goggles

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.
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How To Make A Pixel Clock With Value Acrylic

Take a break from the hi-res courtesy of this Pixel Clock made from our value 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!
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Cat On The Moon Value Acrylic Edge Lit Sign - Halloween 2021

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 acrylic 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.
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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 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.
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Laser Cut Sign for our New USB RGB LED Strip

With the release of a new LED strip, we have created a new casing to allow you to make edge-lit designs for it! This blog will cover the base itself, then the Retrowave-style edge lit design.
Kitronik Cafe: Sustainability in Maker Projects Ft. Cork & Bamboo

Kitronik Cafe: Sustainability in Maker Projects Ft. Cork & Bamboo

Emma put together two very simple resource ideas for bamboo and cork, using only a laser cutter! As always, we've included free downloads of our DXF designs. Both materials are regarded as prime examples of sustainable materials as the same trees/plants can be harvested time and time again. find out more!
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Mod Your PPE With LEDs - Make An Electro Fashion Face Mask

Emma makes the mundane more exciting with a a simple Electro Fashion face mask mod. Spice up your PPE with LEDs! All that's required is a handful of compoinents and a bit of time. Follow along and make your own!
Learn How To Make A Solar Powered Jam Jar Lamp

Learn How To Make A Solar Powered Jam Jar Lamp

Emma shows you how to make a solar-powered jam jar lamp. At the time of writing, the sun is just beginning to wind up for summer, so it's the perfect time for this project! We've got a complete list of the parts we used, a free DXF download, and instructions on how you can make your own!
Making A Custom Clock Face With Laser Engraving Laminate Sheets

Making A Custom Clock Face With Laser Engraving Laminate Sheets

Emma details how to make a custom clock face for our Quartz Clock Mechanisms with laser engraving laminate sheets. Making custom clock faces is always fun and you can end up with some really great outcomes. We've provided our design that you can download for free and we've also included a list of the materials we used.
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Custom Enclosure For The Kitronik Smart Greenhouse Kit

Emma shows you how to make a custom enclosure for the Kitronik smart greenhouse kit for the BBC micro:bit. Maybe you want to grow a taller crop or maybe you just fancy having the kit sit in something that looks like a traditional greenhouse kit. Whatever your reasons, we've got you covered! 
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How To Make A Transparent Custom Amplifier Case

Emma shows you how to make a custom case for one of our high powered stereo amplifier kits. This howto comes complete with a list of the items that we used and a free DXF download so you can get to work straight away. We chose to use a transparent orange Perspex sheet, but any transparent acrylic will work.
Make Laser Cut Perspex Custom Football Glasses

Make Laser Cut Perspex Custom Football Glasses

Emma shows us how she made some custom football glasses from a couple of Perspex sheets. It requires very few materials and is super simple to do. We've provided a list of the materials we used and a free DXF download. 
How To Make An Arduino® Based RFID Box Lock

How To Make An Arduino® Based RFID Box Lock

Alasdair Trench shows us how to make an Arduino based RFID lock using an Arduino® Compatible RFID Read and Write Module. RFID stands for Radio Freq...
Lasercut & Thermoformed Polypropylene Rose Lamp completed project

Lasercut & Thermoformed Polypropylene Rose Lamp

We're back with another project! This one is inspired by the beginning of Spring 2021, and features a couple of more advanced techniques. We've got all of the usual links to the materials and a free DXF download. The key to the whole build is the transparent polypropylene, it's amazing what applying some heat can do!