COVID-19 – Update – 31st March 2020

Heeelo Dearest Proto-PIC-ers

We want to assure you that Proto-PIC is still operational, and that all orders are going out daily as usual. We will update this message should this change at any point.

As you may have heard the Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread and I want to let you know that our thoughts are with each of you during this time. It is critical that we all take care of each other during this highly trying time.

In in order to keep our valued staff as safe as possible we are operating with almost everyone working from home. There is now no more than 1 of us allowed in the office at any one time, so it may be harder to get through to us on the phones than usual but don’t panic emails are being manned as per normal.

The good news is that, while working from home our engineers will be developing new products and gadgets to play with for the coming months!

It is also worth noting that there may be slight delays in receiving back-ordered goods, we will of course do our best to limit the disruption and to communicate to you on any lengthy delays.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe people.

Yours Sincerely

The Proto-PIC Team

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Welcome to Proto-PIC – UK Electronic Components Supplier and a central hub for all Educators and Makers. Your source for all things Proto-PIC, BBC Micro:Bit, Sparkfun, Pololu, Raspberry PI and Arduino. Founded in 2006, our first in-house developed product was the Proto-PIC Arduino Starter Kit. We have sold over 10,000 of these to date. We now have a full range of products that are our own concept and design.

We are one of the country’s most knowledgeable, quality-driven electronics components supplier. A passionate group of engineering, technical and industry experts. Our mission is to help our customers quickly find the electronic components they need at competitive prices either by sourcing through our suppliers or manufacturing ourselves. We are fluent with Arduino and Raspberry PI languages. If you have an idea for a project then we can help you select the right parts and even help you with the code.

Proto-PIC is proud to work with schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations around the UK working collaboratively to develop computer science in the classroom, support professional development, provide kits and components, as well as, online training via our online Academy. We have helped educational institutions create STEM curriculum for their academic year, design a series of projects for progression and implement makerspaces and more.

We are one of only eight UK distributors for SparkFun Electronics and stock their whole catalogue. Since 2009, has been bringing you products from the fantastic design houses of SparkFun Electronics, and Pololu Electronics. We offer a comprehensive range of components for hobby electronic enthusiasts and for education. Here at Proto-Pic we adore the BBC Micro:Bit and we have developed a number of useful add-ons which can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.