Introducing: Solar Cells - Shining a Light on Solar Energy

Introducing: Solar Cells - Shining a Light on Solar Energy

Expanding our range of solar cells including new 1.5V, 2V and 5V Polycrystalline solar cells. Free unpredictable British weather included! From left: 1.5V, 2V and 5V Polycrystalline Solar Cells Due to increased interest in our renewable power range we have introduced three new solar cells, giving you even more options for your environmentally friendly projects! Our new solar cells have a waterproof PET laminated finish on the topside. This protects the active surface from the elements, making them... Read more

3D Printing Design Software

3D Printing Design Software

We thought we'd bring you an overview of three 3D Design software suites that are ideal for designing 3D models and have 3D printing features built in. This includes exporting your 3D drawing as a .STL file so it can be made by any compatible 3D printer. This overview covers two free 3D Design programs that are available to everyone (TinkerCAD and Autodesk123D) and one paid program that is free to educators and schools (Solidworks). Below is an overview of three 3D Design software packages for creating... Read more

How to Make a Stylish E-Textiles BagLight

How to Make a Stylish E-Textiles BagLight

We've seen light up purses/wallets before and really like the idea that you can easily find your keys in the dark. A group of students at Nottingham Trent University though quickly realised that unless you want to hack all of your bags, there was no easy way to implement this into an expensive, stylish bag. Enter...BagLight BagLight is a moveable LED strip designed to help people find items in their bag easily. It has a slide switch,so it can be turned on and off. It also uses a soft battery holder... Read more

MyMiniFactory 3D Printing Competition

MyMiniFactory 3D Printing Competition

We are proud to be sponsoring a MyMiniFactory 3D Printing competition, where prizes include some of our most popular kits and a Zmorph 2.0S 3D Printer. Light of Night Orb MyMiniFactory is a fantastic 3D printing website dedicated to hosting both free and paid 3D printing designs. They have some designs based on our own kits that are available for free! You can see some designs for you to download including our Light of Night Orbs (below) and our FM Radio Kit. Light of Night Orb All you have... Read more

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