by emilyhandley • April 11, 2014 • Leave A Comment

New Product Update: Join the E-Textiles Craze with our Extended LilyPad Range

LilyPad: Arduino-programmable E-Textiles. LilyPad is a set of sewable electronic modules–including a small programmable computer called a LilyPad Arduino–that can be stitched together with conductive thread to create interactive garments and accessories. Bring life to your wearables with an assortment of sensors, LEDs, buzzers, and many other input and output devices.

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The ProtoSnap LilyPad E-Sewing Kit and the ProtoSnap LilyTwinkle are excellent introductory kits and they are now available to buy at Kitronik!

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“What I achieved with the Laika Inventor's Kit in 7 Days”

by emilyhandley • March 13, 2014 • Leave A Comment
“What I achieved with the Laika Inventor's Kit in 7 Days”

We recently set Edward Bennigsen (the young digital maker at Make Things Do Stuff) a one week challenge to see what he could achieve with the Laika Inventor's Kit. Over to Edward! Into Raspberry Pi? Want to make some crazy hardware interfaces for it? The Laika Inventor kit by Kitronik is a great way to make your idea a reality. The kit comes with a bunch of electronic components like LEDs, motors, and potentiometers, but the most important item in the box is the Laika Explorer board by Eightdog.... Read more

FishPi

by robhaywood • March 4, 2014 • Leave A Comment
FishPi

Greg Holloway is the creator of FishPi. Greg has the vision of one day having his FishPi sail across the Atlantic Ocean. It sounds like an immensely difficult project to say the least but with a little more work on the automation, FishPi will be fully equipped for that open sea expedition. On board the Proof-Of-Concept Vehicle (POCV) is a Raspberry Pi attached to a GPS, Compass, Temperature Sensor, Adafruit’s 16 Channel PWM, a USB Webcam, and just recently a USB Wi-Fi Dongle & a RockBLOCK... Read more

The Laika Story

by robhaywood • March 4, 2014 • Leave A Comment
The Laika Story

Andy Bakin is the creator of Laika Explorer. Here is Andy’s story of Laika… It all started back in April 2013 when, after working as a Freelance Electronics Designer for a year, I decided that it was high time to have my own product – and so Laika was born. The concept is to allow anyone to easily interface with real-world physical devices (think motors, switches, volume controls) using their Raspberry Pi and Scratch. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, I now have my design in production... Read more

Derby Mini Maker Faire 2013

by emilyhandley • March 4, 2014 • Leave A Comment
Derby Mini Maker Faire 2013

You only have to read the comments left on Derby Mini Maker Faire's Comments Wall to get a feel of how engaging and utterly inspiring the event was for all ages. The Comments Wall consisted of three posters, all prompting different responses from those who attended Derby Mini Maker Faire. Below are the poster headings followed by a short summary of the responses added to the Graffiti Wall, you can also see the images of these posters in our Derby Maker Faire Photo Album on Facebook. What did you... Read more

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