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 the left side of the machine, holding the Electro-Fashion t-shirt (thread holder) on the end. With each spin, the conductive thread is wrapped around the t-shirt.

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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

Take a Step Inside Kitronik HQ and Meet the Crew

by emilyhandley • July 9, 2014 • Leave A Comment
Take a Step Inside Kitronik HQ and Meet the Crew

Kitronik Ltd. is dedicated to the field of Design and Technology: the teachers that teach it, the students that study it, and the hobbyists that exercise it. We have passionately fused together Design, Technology, Electronics, E-Textiles, and education through the products that we sell and the resources that we offer. After graduating from Loughborough University with Electronic Engineering-related courses, the directors of the company, Geoff Hampson and Kevin Spurr, spent a lot of time designing... Read more

New Product Update: Laser Materials!

by emilyhandley • July 5, 2014 • Leave A Comment
New Product Update: Laser Materials!

Our Birch Laser Plywood sheets have proved so popular with schools and makers that we have decided to extend our range of laser materials. We now supply Poplar Laser Plywood and Laser Compatible MDF! How is Poplar different to Birch Laser Plywood? 'Read more' to find out! Poplar is a cultivated wood that grows quickly, which makes it a very sustainable product. The advantage that Poplar has over Birch when laser cutting is that it is lower density, meaning that it can be cut easily at lower... Read more

David Booth's Incredible Fluorescent Perspex Sculpture

by emilyhandley • July 2, 2014 • Leave A Comment
David Booth's Incredible Fluorescent Perspex Sculpture

On a couple of occasions earlier this year, between April and June, we waved David Booth off with an arm full of fluorescent Perspex sheets, all cut to their uniform size. With our fluorescent bulk packs flying off the shelves and with David's promise to send us images of the 'Perspex sculpture' once it's finished, we have all been super excited to see the final thing. We always love to see how our customers make use of and personalise our products after they've been heaped onto the back of a UPS... Read more

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