UK Maker Faire 2016 In Newcastle

We were excited once again to be at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle all weekend for the UK Maker Faire 2016. The UK Maker Faire is the UK's biggest collection of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors and offers a great way to spend an enjoyable day out with the family, whilst offering endless learning opportunities via fun activities.

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On our stand this year we featured the Team Memory Game, A BBC micro:bit controlled buggy and a BBC micro:bit controlled Crane.

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What to do with scrap Perspex?

What to do with scrap Perspex?

If you've ever done any projects involving Perspex, no matter how careful you've been to maximise your usage, you'll always have at least some scrap Perspex left over. Harry Gowlett, a second year Secondary Design and Technology Education student at Nottingham Trent University, shares some excellent tips on how you might recycle your Perspex offcuts into useful items. What to do with scrap Perspex? When visiting schools, I am always amazed by the amount of scrap Perspex there is left over from projects,... Read more

Amplifier/Speaker Case 3D Printing Resources

Amplifier/Speaker Case 3D Printing Resources

This resource has been designed to show how you can use our Mono and stereo amplifier module kits as the basis for a 3D printing project. Speaker cases are a great size to still print relatively quickly, but also allow for more detailed exploration in the design and assembly of multiple parts. Below is a selection of pictures showing some of the example designs that we have created. The main thing that we have focused on is demonstrating a variety of ways of fixing cases together as well as experimenting... Read more

Programming and creating circuits with the BBC micro:bit

Programming and creating circuits with the BBC micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit project is all about inspiring a new generation to get creative with digital and code. At Kitronik we are focusing on using the BBC micro:bit within D&T especially making use of the edge connector. We decided that a prototyping system and an Inventor's Kit, which both include an edge connector breakout board, a custom mounting plate and a small prototype breadboard would make getting started as easy as possible. Inventor's Kit for the BBC micro:bit The Inventor's Kit comes... Read more

BBC micro:bit Launch Day!

BBC micro:bit Launch Day!

After many months of hard work by all of the BBC micro:bit partners, today it was finally time to launch the device and what better venue to do this at, than the London stock exchange. The day started with a giant BBC micro:bit being used to open the days trading, which was followed by a couple of speeches including one from Tony Hall the director general of the BBC. For the product partners that have been busy working on the design of the BBC micro:bit today was a chance to celebrate the completion... Read more

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