by emilyhandley • April 23, 2014 • Leave A Comment

Maker Faire UK is in Newcastle this Weekend!

We have been accepted to exhibit at the greatest show (and tell) on Earth: Maker Faire UK, no less, and it’s taking place in Newcastle this weekend! We could not be more excited. If you haven’t heard about this year’s Maker Faire, where have you been? Visit www.makerfaireuk.com and come and pay us a visit!

Maker Faire UK

What exactly will we be exhibiting? Expect buggies, Laika modules, E-Textiles projects and kits, and, of course, all of our most popular Electronic Project Kits. Be one of the first to walk away with our newly packaged retail kits (see images below) that include step-by-step build instructions and all of the components that you’d need to build your Electronic or E-Textile circuit (depending on which kit you opt for). Just if that wasn’t enough, we also have plenty of resources and gallery images for you to choose from on our website for project inspiration and for a little more guidance.

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New Product Update: New Motors and Wheels

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 Buggy Get your project off to the right start - a perfect set of motors... Read more

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