BBC Make It Digital 2015

Last month the BBC launched it’s Make it Digital campaign, a major UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology. BBC Make it Digital will capture the spirit of the BBC Micro, which helped Britain get to grips with the first wave of personal computers in the 1980s, for the digital age.

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As part of the project the BBC will be broadcasting a range of content across TV, Radio and Online, showcasing how Britain has helped shape the digital world, raise awareness among mainstream audiences on why digital matters, and inspire younger audiences to have a go and get creative with digital technologies. Viewers of well-established programmes such as Doctor Who and the One Show will be encouraged to get creative with digital and there will also be a number of new programmes produced specifically for the project.

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Introducing: Exciters, Solar Cells, & How To Use Them!

Introducing: Exciters, Solar Cells, & How To Use Them!

We’ve got a few new products for you this week that will hopefully push you into getting back to that kit you started and left in a draw (we all do it), or maybe even inspire you to start a whole new project! Added to the store this week is a new solar cell for our range of solar power options, and it’s our biggest cell yet! In the current climate where more and more people are looking at alternative power sources, solar power remains one of the most popular, simple options as it can be achieved... Read more

Guest Post: Dixons Trinity Academy Product Design Build Concrete Speakers

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... Read more

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

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