Guest Post: Dixons Trinity Academy Product Design Build Concrete Speakers

This week we have a guest post brought to you by Phil Wickham of Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford, who was inspired to get his class to build their own concrete speakers following a similar project by Nottingham Trent University, involving our Mono Amp kit.

When thinking about what kind of electronics project to run for my year 8 students this term, I wanted it to be fun, relevant and something students would take pride in designing and constructing. I thought a speaker for students to plug their music device into would be a good start. As I looked online, I found Kitronik supplied a very simple Mono Amp circuit as a kit. This was affordable and offered a sample for free which enabled me to build an example to show the idea to the students. The initial idea of the speaker casing was developed by a former work colleague; Richard Heafield had created a speaker project for his year 9 classes which had proven successful. My initial project was conducted with year 8 students and was very popular; it motivated students throughout all lessons.

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Introducing: LiPo Battery Chargers and more!

Introducing: LiPo Battery Chargers and more!

Another week and another product launch here at Kitronik, this week bringing you our new range of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) chargers and boosters, perfect for powering up your own home builds and devices such as mobile phones, amplifier kits, arduino projects, and more.   LiPo batteries and chargers are a great way to power your devices in a portable, compact package. We are now stocking a basic model simply for charging batteries, or the larger LiPo single cell charger with configurable charge... Read more

Kitronik Becomes A Robox Affiliated Reseller!

Kitronik Becomes A Robox Affiliated Reseller!

Last week March 9th - 11th, Rhodri and Aaron from the Kitronik team were invited down to CEL headquarters in Portishead, Somerset, to experience first-hand the building process of the CEL Robox RBX-01, so we can pass on the best information to you and be recognised as one of Robox’s affiliated resellers! To begin the three day course on Monday morning, we were handed a box of parts and told that by Wednesday we would have built our own fully functioning Robox 3D printer to keep. It would have... Read more

Introducing: Coloured Mirror Acrylic

Introducing: Coloured Mirror Acrylic

Last week we brought you the Robox 3D Printer, this week we are continuing with the big product launches and announcing that we now have the Plaskolite Coloured Mirror Acrylic available to purchase! Available in 5 different colours, this extruded coloured mirror acrylic is ideal for home builds such as speaker cases, amplifier kits, or maybe you could even try building your own Raspberry Pi case? Key features of the acrylic include it's high gloss surface, low light transmission, and that it is... Read more

Exploring My Mini Factory 3D Printing Resource

Exploring My Mini Factory 3D Printing Resource

As part of our continued focus on the Robox RBX1 3D Printer we have also explored the resources available to users. This week we are revisiting My Mini Factory, looking in more depth at it's features and the growth of the 3D community as a whole. So to quickly recap on what My Mini Factory is, it is an online hub for 3D designers to submit their designs, allowing the general public to download and print for themselves. All of the content is free to download and is curated and tested by My Mini Factory's... Read more

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