A comprehensive list of free Kitronik resources and all of our latest news posts, with the newest additions at the top.
It's tech talk time, but not as you've known it! This time we have a special guest and we couldn't be more excited! Joining Kevin and Alasdair this time will be award winning Teacher Caroline Keep, and the tech talk topic will be Lesson in a box.
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.
The live tech talk team are back with another installment of live chat. Join us on YouTube on the Tues 5th October @ 10:30AM BST for information and live Q&A. This time we'll be taking a close look at the Kitronik Air Quality Board for micro:bit.
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.
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.
We'd like to explore Cork a little and highlight five reasons why you should be using it in your workspace/home/classroom. Or rather, lots of reasons that are then grouped under five headings. Find out more!
We are very pleased to be able to bring you the new Design And Technology Catalogue 2021-2022. It's now out and should be landing in your school in the very near future. We've also uploaded a digital version that you can access while you wait for your hard copy.
In today's world of daily rising raw materials prices, increased consumer prices are a reality that we are all now dealing with. If you manage a materials budget for a school, what do you do? Do you continue to do what you typically do but pay extra, or do you look around at some new alternatives?
When designing or building a project, making sure it is also robust enough is a key consideration. It may need to stand up to handling, collisions, the elements, and more. We're going to explore resistant properties and then take a look at a selection of materials to see what resistant properties they have.
Get to grips with GitHub, with this quick and simple beginner's guide. Learn how to make the most of the online repositories we set up for some of our in house products. Though primarily aimed at the Beginner, there is also information of value for the more experienced user. Find out more...
This is part of a series to create a Data logger on the Pico. It assumes that the user has completed the Pico Discovery Kit, and both the additional ‘Pico Thermometer’ and ‘Storing Data on the Pico’ resources. This is the third of several extension experiments for the Discovery kit that will only be available online.
The Kitronik Halo HD for BBC micro:bit, Kevin and Alasdair will run through the features and they will answer any questions you have live. Join us for live Q&A. The Halo HD is a very versatile bit of kit, you can use to display real-time information such as time and compass heading, the only limit is your imagination.
This is the first of several extension experiments for the Discovery kit that will only be available online. Learn how to read the onboard temperature sensor and understand the conversion from Voltage to ADC.
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!
Microcontrollers; what are they, what do they do, and how do you use one? Using the Raspberry Pi Pico and BBC micro:bit for reference, we will answer all of these questions and more! Learn now!
We've recently launched two motor driver boards for the Raspberry Pi Pico, the Kitronik Motor Driver Board and the Kitronik Robotics Board. We've also just created a GutHub repository for each board with MicroPython example code to make the job of using the boards as simple as possible. Find out more...
We've recently launched two motor driver boards for the Raspberry Pi Pico, the Kitronik Motor Driver Board and the Kitronik Robotics Board. We've also just created a GutHub repository for each board with CircuitPython example code to make the job of using the boards as simple as possible. Find out more...