A comprehensive list of free Kitronik resources and all of our latest news posts, with the newest additions at the top.
The team are back with another tech-filled talk! This time we're going to be looking at our Mono Amp kit
, it's more than just a kit, it's the perfect platform for teaching design too. Kevin & Emma will tell you all about the kit and look in detail at custom enclosure design. We will also be answering questions live.
We've now completed work on our spring/easter Design & Technology update flyer 2022 and it's ready for download. It's designed to go along side our most recent full 2021-2022 catalogue
. It's full of new products & resources. Get your copy today!.
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.
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.
Fluted Polypropylene, also known as Corrugated Plastic & Correx, is a formidable material that you may be unfamiliar with. We intend to shed some light on it and show you why it is so useful. Get up to speed in less time than it takes to drink your coffee!
The Kitronik tech team are back with another tech-filled talk! This time we take a look at our new Kitronik Air Quality Datalogging Board for Pico. The board is an all in one Air Quality monitoring and reporting solution for the Raspberry Pi Pico.
The BME688 sensor provides the main functionality of the board: measuring air quality and climate data which the Pico can then access and read. Learn how use the sensor to gather and monitor readings with the Raspberry Pi Pico.
The Pico has a number of built-in features beyond just having lots of pins for controlling and communicating with external devices, and one of these is the real-time clock (RTC). Learn how to make use of the boards RTC and OLED display.
The Smart Air Quality board for Raspberry Pi Pico has two buttons which can be used as inputs to control the program which is running. There is also a buzzer, which is great for adding audio output to projects. We are going to introduce both of these in this section of the tutorial.
One of the main functions the Pico Smart Air Quality Board is designed for is data capture and logging. In this tutorial we will be taking that information and saving it to a file on the Pico.
Learn how to connect, control and monitor external sensors to the Kitronik Air Quality Data-logging Board for the Raspberry Pi Pico. This guide contains a full description of the process and code required.
'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.
Bett 2022 is almost here! It seems like an eternity since we were last there, but it's back and Kitronik are going! Are you? It will be held in ExCeL London and will deliver three days of non stop inspiration between 23-25 March.
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.
Isabelle from The Fernwood School joined us recently for a weeks work experience, and was tasked with creating a set of Fairground rides to complement the LAB:Bit. Her brief was to create some designs that could be made in a KS2 classroom using cardboard, glue and sticky tape. Here is what she came up with: