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Getting to grips with the Kitronik Klaw, BBC micro:bit, and MakeCode! stealing the biscuits

Getting to grips with the Kitronik Klaw, BBC micro:bit, and MakeCode!

For the budding Roboteer, learning how to add and control actuators is a key skill. In this guide, we are going to take a look at our servo driven Klaw actuator and show you how to control it via code. Find out more...
The Primary Teachers' next gen guide to teaching with the micro:bit

The Primary Teachers' next gen guide to teaching with the micro:bit

This guide has been designed to help Primary Teachers learn about the micro:bit and to help you deploy them into the classroom. We have a wealth of guides online already but in the interest of convenience, we've gathered the information together here. Find out more...
Online Teaching and Learning Resources for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

Online Teaching and Learning Resources for the LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit

The Kitronik LAB:bit for the BBC microbit offers a super fun way for children aged 8+ to learn about coding in an engaging and hands-on way. It's backed by online MakeCode tutorials, simplified custom blocks, and a detailed getting started guide. Let's take a look at each of the resources available...

10 micro:bit Products & Resources Suitable for Children Aged 8+

10 micro:bit Products & Resources Suitable for Children Aged 8+

With the launch of micro:bit next gen, we thought it would be useful to highlight how accessible learning is for the younger students right now. It might surprise you to learn that there is already a wealth of micro:bit accessories and free learning resources suitable for the younger students. Find out more...
How-To Make a Custom Football Pitch for :MOVE Motor

How-To Make a Custom Football Pitch for :MOVE Motor

Some of you may have seen a version of this football pitch at the Rome Maker Faire 2023, or this exact pitch at SETT 2023. Today, we’re showing you how it’s made so that you can make your own! Perfect for a tiny game of robot football with our :MOVE Motors! Find out more...
Add Line Following & More to the Simple Robotics Kit with Clippable Detector

Add Line Following & More to the Simple Robotics Kit with Clippable Detector

The Clippable detector board gives the ability to add sensory inputs to the BBC micro:bit. Within this blog, the Clippable Detector board will be used with the simple robotics kit to make it more versatile. Using phototransistor detectors it is possible to detect a line, light and objects. Find out more...
Tech Talk - micro:bit Python Editor - Thurs 9th of March at 10:30AM GMT main image

Tech Talk - micro:bit Python Editor - Thurs 9th of March at 10:30AM GMT

We're back with another tech talk. Join Emma & Kevin as they explore the basics of using the New micro:bit Python Editor. They'll explore the interface and get hands on with some code examples. If you want to get into Python with micro:bit but are unsure of where to start, this is the tech talk for you. Learn more...
micro:bit Multitasking with MakeCode

micro:bit Multitasking with MakeCode

In this blog we are going to look at how we can multitask on the BBC micro:bit with MakeCode. In our example we used the Kitronik HaloHD to visually indicate the micro:bit running two different tasks at the same time.  Learn more...
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Kitronik Bluetooth Control App - How to Guide

At Kitronik we have recently released a Google Play Store app called Kitronik Bluetooth Control. This Android app allows you to control a Kitronik :MOVE mini buggy over Bluetooth. In this blog we will learn how to code and setup your micro:bit to be controlled using the app. Learn more...
How to Create a Reaction Game for the HaloHD for micro:bit using EduBlocks hero image

How to Create a Reaction Game for HaloHD for micro:bit with EduBlocks

Hello, I am Luke from Aquinas College. I have always enjoyed the challenge of writing software and learning about how technology can solve real-world problems. Kitronik allowed me to experience this by allowing me to create an extension for their HaloHD product for the micro:bit and to use it to create a game.
The Beginners Guide To The New micro:bit Python Editor

The Beginners Guide To The New micro:bit Python Editor

This morning, Monday 3rd October, saw the release of the new micro:bit Python Editor by the micro:bit Educational Foundation. This guide has been produced to help you get going straight away. This guide also contains a video that walks you through the basics. Find out more...
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.
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:

Simple Servo Control Board for micro:bit Getting Started Guide

Simple Servo Control Board for micro:bit Getting Started Guide

Everything you need to know to get up and running fast with the Simple servo control board for BBC micro:bit by Kitronik. To open up this board to children of all ages Kitronik has produced some simple to use custom blocks for the Microsoft MakeCode editor.
An Introduction To Microcontrollers - Ft. Raspberry Pi Pico and micro:bit

An Introduction To Microcontrollers - Ft. Raspberry Pi Pico and micro:bit

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!
What Is Lesson In A Box And Who Is It For

What Is Lesson In A Box And Who Is It For

Kitronik Lesson in a Box has been developed with teachers for teachers, to be an all in one, fully prepared, reusable, and affordable teaching solution that can be used straight out of the box. Find out more!
Learn To Use The micro:bit... Without A micro:bit

Learn To Use The micro:bit... Without A micro:bit

Are you locked down in a different location to your micro:bit? Do you normally only use one at school? Or, maybe you haven't got around to getting one yet. Good news! You can learn without one! This guide is aimed at the beginner that wants to learn but who doesn't have access to a micro:bit. 
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Online MakeCode Tutorials For The Kitronik Greenhouse Kit

We have created a series of online MakeCode tutorials to introduce you to the features of the Environmental control board. The environmental control board sits at the heart of our Smart Greenhouse Kit. It contains all of the features needed to build a fully automated growing system.
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How To Update HEX Files To micro:bit V2 Universal HEX

We're going to show you how to easily update your micro:bit V1 HEX files to micro:bit V2 Universal HEX files. The good news; there are no code changes required! These 4 simple steps will only take a few seconds. If only all change was this straightforwards! Let's get to it.
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The Differences Between micro:bit V1 And microbit V2

There is a new micro:bit in town and we couldn't be more excited! We head to the workbench to compare the differences between micro:bit V1 and microbit V2. We take a look at both the features and also the technical specifications. Find out more...