News & Product Updates

  • Kitting Pupils Out for Learning!

    This year so far has been a year of celebration: we are currently celebrating our 10th Birthday with the added bonus of celebrating the sale of our millionth home produced kit here in Nottingham.
  • A Look Back at the D&T Association Summer School 2015

    Earlier this month the BBC micro:bit was launched at New Broadcasting House and a couple of days later Geoff took it to show teachers at the D&T Association summer school. We look back at the event here.
  • NTU Subject Enhancement - GloSport

    We recently attended the final presentation of the NTU Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) students where they showed the results of their recent work on the theme 'being visible'. This week we'll take a closer look at one of the groups who came up with GloSport.
  • NTU (SKE) in Design and Technology 2015

    Last week we attended the final presentation of the NTU SKE students, a course for graduates with a degree in a subject other than D&T, who wish to train as secondary Design and Technology teachers. They had spent a lot of the last seven weeks working on their projects, and we were excited to see what the four groups came up with.
  • BBC micro:bit CAD Resources - Kitronik University

    This Kitronik University resource is part of the BBC micro:bit partnership and features FREE downloadable CAD files in relation to the BBC micro:bit. These downloadable files are available in three different formats and have been made using Autodesk's Inventor Professional.
  • Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Wallet/Purse

    The first example we are looking at is by student Harry Gowlett, who designed a purse with built-in LED, fixing the age old issue of searching for change.
  • How to use Conductive Thread with a Sewing Machine - Kitronik University

    Sarah Davies from Nottingham Trent University gives an overview of the Conductive Thread from Kitronik.
  • 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, and now, we're delighted to announce following todays official launch, we can launch our own ambitious plans.
  • Featuring: MyMiniFactory Light of Night Orb

    This week, we are looking at some unique 3D printable designs you can print using your 3D printer featuring these Light of Night Orbs.
  • Featuring: NTU Fuzzy Circuits - LED Picture

    Just like in our previous blog posts; we are covering a project in conjunction with first year students at NTU with a LED picture.
  • 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 are proud to be bringing you special deals to some of our Tools and SparkFun ranges including a massive reduction of our 6 Piece Electrician's Screwdriver Set.
  • Arctic Monkeys Dock - Selston High School

    A student from Selston High School made this exquisite Arctic Monkeys Dock using a whole range of materials and manufacturing techniques.
  • BBC micro:bit Demo - D&T Summer School

    We're excited to announce that we'll be demonstrating the BBC Micro Bit at the D&T Summer School in Loughborough on the 9th and 10th of July.
  • Minecraft Inspired Coffee Table

    We first saw the prototype of this Minecraft inspired coffee table project when Martin Raynsford was in the office visiting. We were so taken with it that we arranged for Martin to take the material he needed so he could get to work on a full size version. Now that table is finished, we managed to get hold of Martin to give us the run down of exactly how it was made. Without further ado, over to Martin
  • NTU - Bringing electronic fashion into the classroom

    Nottingham Trent University Design and Technology lecturers Sarah Davies and Alison Hardy recently created some new resources exploring bringing electronic fashion into the classroom. Have a look at how they set about bringing together electronics and textiles here.

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