News & Product Updates

  • How to make a Laser Cut LED Tea Light

    Add mood lighting to any room with these flickering LED tea lights made using our own Yellow Flickering Candle LEDs. LED tea lights are an ideal alternative to lit candles thanks to being much safer than a lit flame. The LED gives out a random flickering effect at a steady current. This tutorial shows you how to make a Christmas themed tea light using our laser cutter template.
  • Black Friday Bargains!

    It's that time of the year again! Black Friday is upon us again with even more discounts! We are putting limited quantities of over 40 products on sale starting on Black Friday.
  • Selecting 3D Printer Filament - Kitronik University

    Selecting 3D Printer Filament. 3D printers work by building up thin layers of heated plastic material, or filament. Which you use can depend on the end use and the type of printer you have. Find out the differences between the types.
  • Introducing: High Quality Poplar Plywood

    We love supplying you with the materials for your Project Kits and we are proud to introduce an expansion of our Poplar Plywood range coming in a new 'BR' grade and in 600mm x 300mm sheet sizes.
  • Deluxe Stereo Amplifier Vintage Radio

    Our lovely friend Dan Thwaites has been converting some old 1950's German radios into amplifiers using our deluxe stereo amp kits.
  • Introducing: Medite MDF Sheets

    Here at Kitronik, we love providing you with all of the materials you could possibly need for your project or Project Kit. Thanks to its popularity, we are introducing a huge expansion of our laserable Medite MDF sheets with sheet sizes ranging from 600mm x 300mm to 1200m x 800mm and from 3mm to 9mm thickness.
  • D&T Association - Designed and Made in Britain...?

    D&T in primary and secondary school is currently facing many challenges including teacher recruitment, reducing curriculum time and decreasing GCSE entries.
  • Derby Mini Maker Faire 2015

    Time has flown by since we were at last years' Derby Mini Maker Faire and this years' Mini Maker Faire was nothing short of spectacular with a record number of visitors on the day along with the addition of a large marquee, making this years' Maker Faire almost double the size of last years' Mini Maker Faire!
  • BBC micro:bit at Derby Mini Maker Faire 2015

    We were representing the BBC micro:bit at the Derby Mini Maker Faire so students could have a hands-on experience before they get their BBC micro:bit.
  • More Robox Filament Types!

    This week, we have expanded the number of types of our 3D Printing Filament we currently sell including new ThermoChrome, Co-PET, HIPS and new PLA foam filaments. All of these filaments come on their own SmartReels that is compatible with most 3D printers but has been made exclusively for the Robox 3D Printer.
  • How to Make a Traffic Light SmartBand

    We've seen traffic light cups in a few schools now, where students put a green, amber or red cup on their desk to inform the teacher whether they understand what they've just been taught. Despite being low tech and low budget, anecdotal evidence shows that there might be a reluctance to use them as they are so visible to peers. Enter...SmartBand
  • Clearance Madness - Don't Miss Out!

    This week, we are bringing you a whole host of discounts for over 20 different products ranging from components in our most popular kits (TBA820M Audio Amplifier IC), PICAXE Alarm Kits to Light Stitch Flashing LEDs.
  • A Decade of Innovation and Still Passionate about Electronics

    Setting up your own business can be a daunting prospect but its one challenge that Kitronik founders Geoff Hampson and Kevin Spurr have no regrets about.
  • Perspex Stag - The Judd School

    Do you want to show your Design and Technology conquests in Perspex on your wall? One of Mr T. Kemp's GCSE students from the Judd School in Kent has come up with a very effective way of showing the many ways Perspex is used in Schools in the form of a 3D stag trophy head.
  • How to Make a Hook and Loop Switch (Velcro)

    This Kitronik University course looks at making a conductive hook and loop (Velcro) switch.

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