A comprehensive list of free Kitronik resources and all of our latest news posts, with the newest additions at the top.

Tech Talk - Mono Amp Kit & Custom Enclosures - Thurs 12th May @ 10:30AM BST

Tech Talk - Mono Amp Kit & Custom Enclosures - Thurs 12th May @ 10:30AM BST

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.
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Kitronik Spring 2022 Design and Technology Update Flyer

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!.
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!
Kitronik Mono Amp Mini Guitar Amplifier Enclosure

Kitronik Mono Amp Mini Guitar Amplifier Enclosure

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!"
Kitronik Timed Night Light Kit - Stacked Triangles Custom Enclosure

Kitronik Timed Night Light Kit - Stacked Triangles Custom Enclosure

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!
Kitronik Dice Kit - Fluorescent Red Laser Cut Custom Enclosure

Kitronik Dice Kit - Fluorescent Red Laser Cut Custom Enclosure

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.
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.
What is Fluted Polypropylene (AKA Corrugated Plastic/Correx)

What is Fluted Polypropylene (AKA Corrugated Plastic/Correx)

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!
Tech Talk - Kitronik Air Quality Board for Pico - Thurs 31st March @ 10:30AM BST

Tech Talk - Kitronik Air Quality Board for Pico - Thurs 31st March @ 10:30AM BST

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.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Using the BME688 Sensor

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Using the BME688 Sensor

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.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - OLED and RTC

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - OLED and RTC

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.
Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Buzzer, Buttons and ZIP LEDs

Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Buzzer, Buttons and ZIP LEDs

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.
Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Data Logging

Online Tutorial - Pico Smart Air Quality Board - Data Logging

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.
Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Analogue Input and Output Control

Online Tutorial – Pico Smart Air Quality Board – Analogue Input and Output Control

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 Cut Lettering with a Laser Cutter

Kiss Cut Lettering with a Laser Cutter

'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...
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Creating Shades In Laser Engraving Using ‘Scan Gap’

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.
Kitronik Are Going To Bett 2022 - See You There?

Kitronik Are Going To Bett 2022 - See You There?

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.
Pepper’s Ghost - Using “Holograms” in your makes!

Pepper’s Ghost - Using “Holograms” in your makes!

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!
Automating Paper Automata with the :CREATE Simple Servo Board for micro:bit

Automating Paper Automata with the :CREATE Simple Servo Board for micro:bit

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.
A Pirate Ship for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

A Pirate Ship for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

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: