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Lilypad Arduino

Lilypad Arduino is changing the way we look at and experience clothing with electronics textiles or e-textiles. You can make dresses that read you poetry or have sensors smuggled inside lace. Or if you like, add projections into your petticoats! What will your first project be? What are e-textiles? Put… Read More »

Categories: Arduino, Lilypad, Sparkfun, Wearables
STEM gift ideas

STEM Gift Ideas

Take a look at our STEM gift ideas. Give the makers and inventors in your life, a gift to spark their imagination and inspiration, this Christmas. Preparing today’s children to become the innovators and inventors of tomorrow, begins with play and exploration outside the classroom. A new study called “Jobs… Read More »

Categories: Gift Ideas, News, STEM Education
microbit lesson plan

Microbit Lesson Plan

This blog post is full of ideas to support schools in their STEM curriculum. Don’t miss downloading the Microbit Lesson Plan for use with the Phys:bit and micro:bit. In the lead up to the Christmas holiday break, you can get your students into the festive season. Your students will enjoy… Read More »

Categories: News, STEM Education
electronics components

Electronics Components

Proto-PIC is a leading purveyor of electronics components and an interactive, inspiring hub for Makers and Educators. Our site is the place to learn via the Proto-PIC Academy, share in our community forum and discover latest news and products. Buy electronics, receive FREE technical support and join our Maker Club…. Read More »

Categories: News, STEM Education

Soldering Tutorial

Soldering Tutorial – How to Solder Here’s a beginner’s guide to soldering tutorial. From this you’ll learn how to solder. If you want to make anything that involves an Arduino, raspberry pi or any kind of circuitry, the odds are that you are going to have to solder something to… Read More »

Categories: Soldering Kit Tutorials

Arduino Based Voltage Meter

I was looking at making some videos on Arduino development, and while planning the recording sessions, I thought about using a web-cam to show a multi-meter screen to show readings on a circuit. While this would not be too difficult to arrange, I thought ‘What if I could read the… Read More »

Categories: Arduino, Programming

Day of the Geek Badge

This is a short guide on how to assemble the day of the geek badge. First up you need to check that you have everything you need: Included: Skull PCB 20mm Battery holder LEDs Pin back Not included: CR2032 Battery Soldering Iron Solder Pliers Flush cutters Step 1. Place the… Read More »

Categories: Halloween, Soldering Kit Tutorials

Amp:bit Headphone and Speaker Add On

Tutorial Description   This short video introduces the amp:bit. This product is the easiest way to hook up a set of headphones or speakers to your BBC micro:bit. Simply plug the micro:bit into the amp:bit and then plug in your headphones! Alternatively, you can solder a PC speaker directly to… Read More »

Categories: Microbit Tutorials