by emilyhandley • July 30, 2014 • Leave A Comment

Kitronik Have Invested in a Pick and Place Machine

Rather than manually picking surface mount components from a reel and placing them onto PCBs (which used to be the manufacturing process for our Electro-Fashion Sewable PCB LEDs), we have invested in a Pick and Place Machine (P‘n’P Machine) to do all of the fiddly work for us. The P'n'P Machine has been with us since the end of January 2014 and we haven't looked back since...

 

With this machine up and running, all that we have to do is hit the ‘Start’ button and the P‘n’P Machine will perform this component placement for us.

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USB Lamps - Nottingham Emmanuel School

by robhaywood • July 25, 2014 • Leave A Comment
USB Lamps - Nottingham Emmanuel School

Kaylie Gyekye sent us these great pictures of lamps made using our White USB Lamp Kit from Year 10 students at Nottingham Emmanuel School. Excellent work, we think you'll agree! ... Read more

MP3 Docking Stations - Northfield School

by emilyhandley • July 22, 2014 • Leave A Comment
MP3 Docking Stations - Northfield School

Northfield School's D&T Department (@Northfield_DT) have shared these MP3 docking stations with us on Twitter. End of year assessments - DONE - great work! Share your projects with us if you'd like to see them in our Blog and Gallery. ... Read more

Our Conductive Thread Winding Machine Hack!

by emilyhandley • July 15, 2014 • Leave A Comment
Our Conductive Thread Winding Machine Hack!

Take an old and used thread winding machine, an Arduino Uno, our Relay Board Kit, an LCD Screen, a few switches, a 5V Power Supply (and a few more parts here and there) and we have… a Thread Winding Machine designed to measure and wind a piece of conductive thread neatly around an Electro-Fashion bobbin!   The motor within the winding machine spins a bar that protrudes from the left side of the machine, holding the Electro-Fashion t-shirt (thread holder) on the end. With each spin, the conductive... Read more

New Product Update: Our Range of Speakers Continues to Grow!

by emilyhandley • July 12, 2014 • Leave A Comment
New Product Update: Our Range of Speakers Continues to Grow!

Our range of speakers continues to expand and now includes a Wide Range PA Loudspeaker, Kevlar Cone Woofers, Square and Round Dome Tweeters, a Piezo Tweeter, and 2 Way Passive Crossovers.   Play it loud and play it proud with our new range of speakers... 50W 8 Ohm 133mm Wide Range PA Loudspeaker This is a 50W 133mm general purpose speaker with a wide frequency response, making it ideal for voice and music reproduction. Housed in strong steel baskets with dual paper cone construction, heavy... Read more

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