Introducing: BBC micro:bit Kitronik University

It's been 10 months since the BBC first got in touch with us to ask if we'd like to become a BBC micro:bit partner. Given the sheer ambition of this project, a landmark education initiative that will give up to 1 million BBC micro:bits to every UK child in year 7 (or equivalent) this autumn, how could we not want to be one of 28 partners – a groundbreaking collaboration and the world’s first, convened by the BBC.

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And now, we're delighted to announce following todays official launch, we can launch our own ambitious plans.

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Featuring: MyMiniFactory Light of Night Orb

Featuring: MyMiniFactory Light of Night Orb

This week, we are looking at some unique 3D printable designs you can print using your 3D printer including these Light of Night Orbs. Designed to light up a room using our own 1W Micro USB Lamp Kit, the Light of Night lamp and Light of Night Orb are intricate 3D printed designs are extremely energy efficient thanks to the surprisingly bright 1W Warm White Power LED Star at the centre of the orb. These orbs are designed to replace traditional tea lights for mood lighting and completely eliminate... Read more

Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Picture

Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Picture

Just like in our previous blog posts; we are covering a project in conjunction with first year students on the Secondary Design & Technology Education course at Nottingham Trent University with a LED picture. Continuing with our fuzzy circuits theme, we have been amazed of the work on e-textiles students and this week we are concentrating on this fabulous LED picture that works both in the day and at night. Designed to be a point of interest on a wall, this picture is lit up by 9 LEDs in... Read more

Tool and SparkFun Sale!

Tool and SparkFun Sale!

This week, we have been busy marking down products here at the Kitronik HQ with a number of significant reductions on our Clearance section of our website. We've got some great deals to be had on some of our Tools and SparkFun ranges. Grab yourself a bargain, because once they're gone they're gone! 6 Piece Electrician's Screwdriver Set We have significantly reduced the prices of our tools range including 11 and 6 Piece Screwdriver sets along with our 10 Piece Needle-sized File set (below). These... Read more

Arctic Monkeys Dock - Selston High School

Arctic Monkeys Dock - Selston High School

Last week, we spoke to Mr Mears from Selston High School about this fantastic Arctic Monkeys dock we saw on Twitter. The dock was made by one of his students in the AQA Product Design course in the 2014/15 academic year. The dock is made out of a plywood and beech construction with acrylic and pewter finishings. The student had to use a range of jigs to clamp the material in order to get the shape they wanted. The casting was produced using a laser cut mould designed on Techsoft 2D software. The... Read more

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