E-textiles Workshop - Julie Boyd

In December 2015 Paul and Julie Boyd ran an exciting two day e-textiles workshop at The STEM Centre in York using Kitronik’s Electro Fashion e-textiles resources, including the Igloo, PICAXE wearable module.

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The first day began with delegates looking at the wide range of products that are in the shops that use e-textiles and quickly progressed into how this type of technology can be incorporated into students work in the classroom.

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Introducing: Prototyping System for the BBC micro:bit

Introducing: Prototyping System for the BBC micro:bit

Break out all 21 pins of the BBC micro:bit and easily connect additional components using the new Prototyping System for the BBC micro:bit from Kitronik. Mounting plate included with the Prototyping System for the BBC micro:bit Note: (BBC micro:bit, 2xAAA Battery Cage with JST Connector and 2x AAA Batteries NOT included) This Prototyping System for the BBC micro:bit is a great way to start making circuits and making experiments. This gives access to the pins on the bottom of the BBC micro:bit. This... Read more

A Visit to Merchant Taylors' School

A Visit to Merchant Taylors' School

Back in October, two members of our Team helped run a workshop at Merchant Taylors' School in London as a part of their Design Week held annually. This year it was extra special as the school was opening its new Design Centre. A Merchant Taylor Student working with the BBC micro:bit. The workshop was based to help prepare for the introduction of the BBC micro:bit into schools and to help the Year 7 students get used to the new programming interface of the BBC micro:bit. The students experimented... Read more

BETT Show 2016 Highlights

BETT Show 2016 Highlights

Last week, we were excited to be one of the three partners of the BBC showcasing the BBC micro:bit at the BETT Show 2016. Geoff, one of our directors gave a talk about the use of the BBC micro:bit with external accessories. Geoff showing the programming options of the BBC micro:bit We were amazed at the amount of interaction from everyone who visited us in the STEAM village. Our hands-on BBC micro:bit powered crane and line-following buggy even attracted the attention of Sangho Jo - President for... Read more

Igloo Tutorial 4: Fading LED - Pulse Width Modulation

Igloo Tutorial 4: Fading LED - Pulse Width Modulation

This is a video tutorial for Igloo, the Sewable PICAXE wearable module from Kitronik. Tutorial 4: Fading LED - Pulse Width Modulation This tutorial demonstrates how to use an Igloo PICAXE wearable module to make the on-board LED fade in and out using the pulse width modulation code   The picture below shows the configuration of the accessories when attached to the Igloo whilst running the uploaded code on the right hand side. ... Read more

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