Online Tutorial – Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Servo connections

Online Tutorial – Autonomous Robotics Platform for Pico - Using the Servo connections

The ARP has 4 servo connections. These can be used to control standard hobby servos. The servo connectors are located 2 towards the rear of the ARP, just outside the motors, and 2 towards the front, by the ultrasonic connector. Learn how to set up and code for the servos to enhance your robotics project.
First steps with the Raspberry Pi Pico and Thonny.

First steps with the Raspberry Pi Pico and Thonny.

The Pico can be programmed in a number of languages. This guide is for MicroPython – a Python implementation for micro controllers, and uses the Thonny editor. This guide provides everything you need to know to get going with Pico and MicroPython.
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How To Make Round USB RGB LED Lamp Cyber Punk Goggles

As the nights are getting longer and the evenings are darker, Emma shows you how to bring a futuristic glow back into your life with these fun Cyber Goggles! This is a more involved make, including soldering, deconstructing cables and some fun laser cutting.
Tech Talk - New Round USB Lamps - Thurs 18th November @ 10:30AM BST 1

Tech Talk - New Round USB Lamps - Thurs 18th November @ 10:30AM GMT

The team are back with another tech talk! This time we take a look at our two new round USB LED Lamps. Both lamps make a great platform for producing custom enclosures, at home or in the classroom. Join Emma & Kevin on YouTube, Thurs 18th November @ 10:30AM GMT, and have your questions questions answered live!
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How To Make A Pixel Clock With Value Acrylic

Take a break from the hi-res courtesy of this Pixel Clock made from our value acrylic sheets. This make is easy to make and will look great on your desk on a shelf in your workspace. As always, the DXF files are downloadable for free. Use them to make your own or as the basis for your own designs!
Tech Talk - Lesson in a box with Caroline Keep - Tues 19th October @ 11:30AM BST

Tech Talk - Lesson in a box with Caroline Keep - Tues 19th October @ 11:30AM BST

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. 
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Cat On The Moon Value Acrylic Edge Lit Sign - Halloween 2021

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.
Tech Talk - Kitronik Air Quality Board for micro:bit - Tues 5th October @ 10:30AM BST

Tech Talk - Kitronik Air Quality Board for micro:bit - Tues 5th October @ 10:30AM BST

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.
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The Kitronik Halloween Makes Archive

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.
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Laser Cut Sign for our New USB RGB LED Strip

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.
Tech Talk - Kitronik LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit - Thurs 23rd September @ 10:30AM GMT

Tech Talk - Kitronik LAB:bit for BBC micro:bit - Thurs 23rd September @ 10:30AM GMT

The live tech talk team are back with another installment of live chat. Join us on YouTube on the 23rd September at 10:30AM GMT for information and live Q&A. This time we'll be taking a close look at the Kitronik LAB:bit Educational Platform for BBC micro:bit.
Five Reasons Why You Should Be Using Cork

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Using Cork

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!
Blog posts Design And Technology Catalogue 2020-2021 PDF

The Online Kitronik Catalogue 2021-2022 PDF

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. 
Tech Talk - :VIEW Graphics128 OLED display - Thurs 9th September @ 2:00PM

Tech Talk - :VIEW Graphics128 OLED display - Thurs 9th September @ 2:00PM

The live tech talk team are back with another installment of live chat. Join us on YouTube on the 9th September at 2:00PM GMT for information and live Q&A. This time we'll be taking a close look at the Kitronik :VIEW Graphics128 OLED display 128x64 for BBC micro:bit
What Are Value Acrylic Sheets & What Can You Use Them For?

What Are Value Acrylic Sheets & What Can You Use Them For?

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?
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What Is A Resistant Material?

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.

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Kitronik On GitHub - A Beginners Guide

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...
Live Data Logging - Discovery Kit For Raspberry Pi Pico Extension Exp 3

Live Data Logging - Discovery Kit For Raspberry Pi Pico Extension Exp 3

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’ resourcesThis is the third of several extension experiments for the Discovery kit that will only be available online.
Storing Data - Discovery Kit For Raspberry Pi Pico Extension Exp 2

Storing Data - Discovery Kit For Raspberry Pi Pico Extension Exp 2

This resource is part of a series to create a Data logger on the Pico. It assumes that the user has completed the Kitronik Discovery Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico. It is intended to be completed after the Pico Thermometer resource, but this is not essential. 
Tech Talk - Halo HD for BBC micro:bit - Thurs 15th July

Tech Talk - Halo HD for BBC micro:bit - Thurs 15th July

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.