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Welcome to Proto-PIC

Welcome to Proto-PIC . We are a UK electronic components supplier to Schools, Universities, Hobbyists and Professionals. We are a Specialist supplier of electronic components and are authorised distributors of SparkFun Electronics, Adafruit, Arduino, GHI to name a few. We pride ourselves on customer service, our fast dispatch speeds and we offer free technical support on all our products. We also offer technical design services for those who have an idea for a project but are not quite sure how to achieve it.

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Project Horizon – Beat Felix!
Welcome to the first article about Horizon’s new mission, ‘Beat Felix!’ Horizon is the near space programme at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall. We are a team of pupils who build and launch autonomous probes into the region of the … Continue reading
Open Source, Prototyping and DIY technology
Originally posted on A D Bassett:
I spent the last couple of years looking at projects, researching and getting to understand this sub culture and movement. I have not only found what I believe the future will hold but the…
Arduino Tutorial – Episode 1
An introduction to the Arduino, and an overview of how to install the IDE (Programming Environment) & Drivers. This is the first in our Arduino Tutorial series – Over the next few episodes we will cover electronics basics, and programming … Continue reading
The Rolls Royce of Arduino Controlled Model Railway Turntable Controller
Roy builds a custom controller for a customer, as usual in Roy’s eyes, a simple controller with switches to locate the alignment, Roy built a programmable controller, with seven push buttons, each with an led, and a stepper motor driver, … Continue reading
Adafruit 1141 Data Logging Shield
Drew tells us about the Adafruit 1141 Data Logging Shield. Proto-PIC is an authorised Adafruit distributor in the UK. Check out the Proto-PIC range of Adafruit Products here:
Adafruit 746 Ultimate GPS Breakout Board.
Drew tells us about the Adafruit 746 Ultimate GPS Breakout Board. Proto-PIC is an authorised Adafruit distributor in the UK. Check out the Proto-PIC range of Adafruit Products  
Building an N-gauge model railway – crying out for Arduino control!
I’m really getting into this blogging stuff. I realised that it doesn’t really have to do with our core business, just as long as its fun and I can justify that at least SOME of our customers will find it … Continue reading
SparkFuns Big Dome Pushbutton Connection Guide
We have had a few people phoning us up here at Proto-PIC asking us how to wire up the Big Dome Pushbutton from SparkFun Electronics switches we sell. These switches are 100mm in diameter and have a lovely big dome … Continue reading
RAF Leuchars 65th Annual Airshow (and the last one!)
Okay, so i know this is nothing to do with electronics, but here at Proto-PIC we do occasionally get to spend some time with our loved ones. Last weekend, my time was spent attending the 65th Annual Airshow at RAF … Continue reading
Soldering Tutorial
This is a short tutorial on how to solder – with an example of BAD soldering.