News & Product Updates

  • Make A Light Rig For Time-Lapse 3D Prints

    We show you how we made a custom light rig for time-lapse 3D print videos to ensure consistent results for each print. This is the conclusion of our short series of articles on creating time-lapse videos of 3D prints.
  • 3D Printed Desktop 5V LED Lamp Resource

    This 3D printed lamp resource has been designed for the 5v LED lamp kit. This enclosure shows that even with a prototype style manufacturing platform, it is possible to produce production quality products.
  • Make A Time-Lapse 3D Print Video With A DSLR

    Continuing our short series on how to create time-lapse 3D print videos, this time we are going to cover how to use Robox’s Go Pro Trigger function to trigger a DSLR Camera and make a time-lapse video.
  • New Products Now Available To Order At Kitronik

    Now available to order at Kitronik are three new lines that will help you bring your design and technology project ideas and lessons to life. As Design and Technology is a large and varied subject we are always on the lookout for new lines that will help teachers deliver the wide ranging syllabus, be that materials, components or new electronics kits.
  • The Big Food Survey And The BBC micro:bit

    Team BBC micro:bit has teamed up with the health research charity the Wellcome Trust on their latest project, The Crunch. They want to hear all about how we eat, so that they can start talking about how food has the power to change our bodies and our whole environment. There will also be a BBC micro:bit firmware update that will give the BBC micro:bit the extra functionality that it will need.
  • The Motor Driver Board For The BBC micro:bit V2

    As has been highlighted in the most recent BBC micro:bit newsletter, we have just launched a new and improved version of our very popular Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit, The Motor Driver Board V2.
  • Design And Technology Catalogue 2016 - 2017

    As the summer break fades to a memory we can't think of a better way to get the new School year off to a flying start than with the Kitronik design and technology catalogue 2016-2017, which we have also conveniently put online.
  • Make A Time-Lapse 3D Print Video With A GoPro

    We're always looking for interesting ways to show off our kits, and recently we got hold of a Go Pro to take some buggies eye footage (more on that soon). Whilst we were all set up we thought we'd show you how easy it is to make a time-lapse video of a 3D print on the Robox RBX-01 Printer using a Go Pro.
  • Robot Buggy Part 1 An Introduction

    This fun learning resource has been put together to provide teachers with an all in one design and technology challenge that you can set for your students over the course of a term or a year. The resource includes a number of different design and technology aspects; electronics, mechanical assembly, 2D and 3D design, using a laser cutter, using a 3D printer and coding and testing. There are also alternative production methods highlighted in the individual resources.
  • Coming Soon - New Kits and Products

    Whilst many of our customers enjoy a well earned holiday during August, we're busy putting the final touches to some exciting new kits, and bringing you a couple of additions to our materials section.
  • Introducing The Microsoft PXT Block Editor

    Until recently if you wanted to tap into the full potential of the BBC micro:bits Bluetooth Low Energy functionality you either had to wait for someone to code something useful that you could use or roll your sleeves up and and dust off your C/C++ programming skills. Now it just got a lot more accessible. The Microsoft Programming Experience Toolkit (PXT) gives us access to that Bluetooth Low Energy functionality via the very familiar block editor.
  • Making A Giant Illuminated Rubix Cube With Perspex Sheets

    Geoff Hampson, one of our company directors, was charged with designing and building something iconic from the epic '80s. There are many things that spring to mind when you think about the '80s but if you were at school during this period, as I was, then you undoubtedly have a lot of memories of the Rubix cube craze. Challenge accepted!
  • D&T: 87 MPs Demand Inclusion Of Subject In EBacc

    MP Michelle Donelan has secured the support of almost 90 MP's for a proposed change to EBacc that would allow schools to class design and technology as a science and offer it as a choice to students.
  • Electro Fashion Day At Nottingham Trent University

    Kevin and Tim were at NTU yesterday to see the fantastic projects that the students had created using products from our Electro Fashion range. Four ideas were presented on the day that were all excellent and all very different from each other. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring visit.
  • Robox Update Automaker To V2.01.02

    Robox Update Automaker To V2.01.02 . As CEL Robox have moved deeper into dual material printing, recent updates to their Automaker software have been geared towards facilitating this. There have been a number of multi-material related new features and a few days ago they updated Automaker to V2.01.02. This added another new feature for removing the gap between the support material and your part, when using a dual material head.

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