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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - 2023/2024

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - 2023/2024

We've reached that time of year when it's time to take a bit of a break. Before we go, we would like to wish all of our customers a very happy Christmas and New Year, from all of us at Kitronik. Have a great break, stay safe, and we'll see you in the new year!
Christmas 2023 Shutdown, Ordering, and Delivery Information

Christmas 2023 Shutdown, Ordering, and Delivery Information

Christmas is almost upon us and we want to make sure that everyone gets their orders delivered in good time. We'd would like to wish all of our customers all the best over the Christmas and New Year period. We would also like to thank you for being the most important part of what we do. Here's to 2024! Find out more...
Free Lesson Plans - Kitronik ZIP96 Retro Gamer for Raspberry Pi Pico

Free Lesson Plans - Kitronik ZIP96 Retro Gamer for Raspberry Pi Pico

To highlight the fantastic learning potential of the Kitronik ZIP96 for Pico we devised three sets of free lesson plans. There are 11 lessons per game (10 for Reversi) and the lessons include curriculum mapping, practical exercises, a linked PowerPoint presentation, a PDF handout, and a completed code example. Learn more...
Hold Your Own Concert with our Bluetooth Amplifier Module!

Hold Your Own Concert with our Bluetooth Amplifier Module!

This make from Emma takes on the challenge of creating an enclosure for our Bluetooth Amplifier Module, and making it look cool! This stacked Concert amplifier-style enclosure will bring a little Rock ’n’ Roll to your space in a neat, rechargeable package! Find out more...
Tech Talk - Kitronik ARCADE for MakeCode Arcade - Thurs 9th Nov 10:30AM GMT

Tech Talk - Kitronik ARCADE for MakeCode Arcade - Thurs 9th Nov 10:30AM GMT

Hi, we are back with a new tech talk. Join Kevin on Thurs 9th Nov 10:30AM GMT as he shines a spotlight on our Kitronik ARCADE for MakeCode Arcade. He will explore what it is, how to use it, and the wealth of learning material that there is available on the MakeCode Arcade website. Find out more and join us live...
Make Custom Whiteboard and Blackboard With Special Finish Acrylic Sheets

Make Custom Whiteboard and Blackboard With Special Finish Acrylic Sheets

Keeping a note of your tasks or jotting down items you need to buy is always much easier with a memo board nearby. So why not make one yourself? Emma made a couple of simple memo board layouts for you to use or alter, so you can organise things your way! Find out more and make your own...
Make Halloween Shine: Spooky Floating Candles from LED Torch Kits!

Make Halloween Shine: Spooky Floating Candles from LED Torch Kits!

Happy Halloween 2023 from Kitronik! For those of you celebrating, we are bringing you a magical make that will have your home, office or classroom feeling like a haunted house! Follow along with Emma's step by step instructions and make your own spooky candles. Learn now...
The Kitronik Halloween arts & crafts Makes Archive main image

The Kitronik Halloween Makes Archive

We love making seasonal things, especially when it's Halloween. It practically invites the making of weird & wonderful things. To get 2023 off to a flying start, let's take a look at some of the things we've made for previous years. Let's blow the cobwebs of our arts and craft skills and find something spooky to make!
Tech Talks - Raspberry Pi 5 Announced - Thurs 5th Oct 10:30AM BST

Tech Talks - Raspberry Pi 5 Announced - Thurs 5th Oct 10:30AM BST

You might have heard that a new Raspberry Pi computer has just been announced, the Raspberry Pi 5. Join Kevin on Thurs 5th Oct 10:30AM BST as he takes a look at the new Raspberry Pi 5 in detail. He'll be exploring the specs and how they've moved forward from the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Find out more...
The Differences Between Raspberry Pi 4 Model B & Raspberry Pi 5

The Differences Between Raspberry Pi 4 Model B & Raspberry Pi 5

With the launch of the Raspberry Pi 5, the latest version of everyone's favourite tiny and affordable quad-core computer, we aim to answer everyone's first question; "what are the differences between Raspberry Pi 4 & Raspberry Pi 5?" Find out more...
The new Raspberry Pi 5 launches today

The new Raspberry Pi 5 launches today

We are excited to announce the launch of a new version of the Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi 5! Everyone's favourite single-board computer is back, and this time it's 2-3x faster and features a significant uplift in GPU performance, alongside improvements to camera, display, and USB interfacing. Find out more...
Making a Simple Laser-Cut Chassis for the Pullback Motor

Making a Simple Laser-Cut Chassis for the Pullback Motor

Channel the toy cars you played with as a child and send your designs rocketing across the floor, built on this simple chassis for our pull back Motor! Follow Emma's detailed instructions below and build your own. As usual, our design is available as a free download. Learn how...
Tech Talks Spotlight- LAB:bit for micro:bit - Thurs 14th Sept 10:30AM BST

Tech Talks Spotlight- LAB:bit for micro:bit - Thurs 14th Sept 10:30AM BST

Hi, we are back with a New tech talk. Join Kevin on Thurs 14th Sept 10:30AM BST as he shines a spotlight on our  Kitronik LAB:bit for the BBC microbit . He will explore what it is, how to use it, and how it can help you deliver computing in the classroom to children aged 8+. There will also be live Q&A. Join us live...
Kitronik Materials, Computing & Design & Technology Catalogue 2023-2024

Kitronik Materials, Computing & Design & Technology Catalogue 2023-2024

We hope everyone had a great summer and that you're ready for the year ahead. We hope to get your year off on the right foot with our brand new Materials, Computing & Design & Technology Catalogue 2023-2024. It's now out and is also available as a digital download here...
Wirelessly Controlling the Pico ARP with the Mini Controller for Pico

Wirelessly Controlling the Pico ARP with the Mini Controller for Pico

Overview In this blog we are going to look at how to wirelessly control the Kitronik Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico with the Kitronik Mini C...
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...

Tech Talks - All Kitronik Inventor's Kits - Thurs 24th Aug 10:30AM BST hero image

Tech Talks - All Kitronik Inventor's Kits - Thurs 24th Aug 10:30AM BST

Hi, we are back with a New tech talk. Join Kevin on Thurs 24th Aug 10:30AM BST as he explores our diverse range of Kitronik Inventor's Kits. He will be going over the full range, including Inventor's kits for; micro:bit, Raspberry Pi Pico, Arduino, add-ons, and our translated versions. Find out more...
Keep Cool this Summer: Laser Cut Hand-Fans!

Keep Cool this Summer: Laser Cut Hand-Fans!

Emma brings you a make that could come in handy: two designs of hand-fan that will keep you cool and look stunning! Customising these to match outf...
Materials Tech Talk - Live-Make Hand-Fans - Thurs 3rd Aug at 10:30AM BST

Materials Tech Talk - Live-Make Hand-Fans - Thurs 3rd Aug at 10:30AM BST

Kitronik and Smoke & Mirrors are back with another materials themed tech talk. Join Emma and Dominic as they show you how to make two super stylish hand-fans. Tune in to YouTube on Thurs 3rd Aug 2023 at 10:30AM BST to watch it all go down live. Find out more...
Making Laser Cut Desk Tidies with Value Acrylic

Making Laser Cut Desk Tidies with Value Acrylic

Hello again everyone! This time around, Emma brings you a set of makes that will brighten your desk space and help you keep things orderly. Follow along below with three extremely simple laser cut makes, using our awesomely budget-friendly Cheap Acrylic sheets! Find out how...