What If? Machine: 2015, Derby Silk Mill Museum

The What If? Machine was an open weekend held at the Derby Silk Mill Museum , on February 14th and 15th, to celebrate William Heath-Robinson’s work, the famed eccentric and illustrator known for his ‘wacky’ impossible machines that accomplished simple tasks with over-engineered solutions, and went on to inspire works by the likes of Rowland Emett and Rube Goldberg.

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Teams registered to take part in the event, including family teams, local hobbyists and makers, and staff from the Derby Silk Mill.

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Introducing: IsoSketch 3D Designing Tool

Introducing: IsoSketch 3D Designing Tool

It's Friday which means new product day! This week we have added The Drawing Tool Company's IsoSketch 3D Design Tool, the ideal solution for producing accurate isometric drawings.     Suitable for beginners, students, and professionals, the IsoSketch is a plastic stencil with 10 different tools for producing those inch perfect sketches, yet remains pocket sized for transporting without fuss. Below is a video demonstration of just what can be achieved using the IsoSketch tool, provided... Read more

Introducing: FM Radio Antenna, Poplar Ply 800mm x 600mm Sheet & Capacitors

Introducing: FM Radio Antenna, Poplar Ply 800mm x 600mm Sheet & Capacitors

It's Friday and we've got new products to tell you about. This week we are introducing an FM Radio Telescopic Antenna / Aerial, it can be used with our FM Radio Kit V2.0, not only does it make your radio project look very cool, it may increase the quality of signal reception. The FM Radio Telescopic Antenna can be angled and because of the telescopic design, is extendable for increased signal strength, or retractable to keep it tidy. It comes with a retaining nut and bolt as well as a solder tag... Read more

Design Day 2015 Fernwood School

Design Day 2015 Fernwood School

At the end of January a team from Kitronik participated in Fernwood School's Design Day! Geoff, Aaron and Kevin joined other technology professionals from Dyson, Triumph Motorcycles, Bloodhound SSC, CBP Architects, Jaguar/Land Rover and Nottingham Trent University. The aim of the day was to provide the Year 9 students with a taste of real life industrial practice. Our team provided challenges for pupils. Activities for the pupils included CAD design and soldering. Pupils got to choose from a selection... Read more

High Quality Flexible Thin Birch Plywood From Finland

High Quality Flexible Thin Birch Plywood From Finland

We've some new materials to enhance our wide range of laserable plywoods. This week's addition is high quality, high flexibility Birch Plywoods in 0.8mm, 1.5mm and 2.0mm thickness's. The high quality and thinness of these plywoods allows them to be used in projects where the wood needs to flex without noticeably widening the grain or loosing any quality in the finish. 0.8mm Birch Laser Plywood, 600mm x 400mm sheet These high quality Birch Plywood sheets are produced in Finland they are suitable... Read more

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