by emilyhandley • April 18, 2014 • Leave A Comment

New Product Update: New Motors and Wheels

Our Motors and Accessories range is extending and now includes a Geared Motor with a matching wheel, a Solar Motor, and a large propeller. We love designing, building, and playing with robot buggies - especially when we see a Laika Explorer Board and Raspberry Pi carefully mounted for the ride! Who doesn't? Like the look of the Laika Buggy below? You can now get your hands on these statement wheels (with a matching motor)!

Laika BuggyLaika Buggy

Get your project off to the right start - a perfect set of motors and wheels to build your own buggy:

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Our New Website is Here!

by emilyhandley • April 16, 2014 • Leave A Comment
Our New Website is Here!

Welcome! We have worked extremely hard to ensure that this website offers the best possible customer experience for all. We are so happy with the way that the website looks and functions. See the site’s main features below (our new integrated search facility, product filtering and our new style blog) and get browsing to see for yourself! Search A thorough search is key to a successful shop. Our new and improved search engine provides much greater speed and efficiency. If you know what it is that... Read more

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

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. The ProtoSnap LilyPad E-Sewing Kit and the ProtoSnap LilyTwinkle are excellent introductory kits and they are now available to... Read more

“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

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