Let’s start by understanding a capacitor. A capacitor works by storing energy electrostatically in an electric field. Watt? Honestly I’m asking myself that too, so let’s try another way of thinking about it. Let us start out with an analogy:
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If you are guilty of forgetting to water your plants then this project is for you. Make an awesome automatic plant watering kit with the BBC microbit, a moisture sensor and a waterpump
Do you want to get started using the 1Sheeld+? Why not make a simple phone tilt indicator? The 1Sheeld+ is an arduino shield that connects to your phone via a bluetooth app, allowing your phone’s sensors to interact with the
Before we can answer that we need to know: What is resistance? Let us start with conductors and insulators. Basically conductors allow electricity to flow and insulators stop electricity. Well that’s a rather simplified view, because there is more to
Take a look at our STEM home schooling 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
Engage Explore Educate! It’s no secret that Education is a huge part of Proto-PIC’s philosophy, it’s part of our mantra! We are always brainstorming new ways to engage teachers and their pupils with Electronics based STEM systems. Hands-on exploration and
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!
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
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If you want to make anything that involves an Arduino or raspberry pi that is a bit more involved than a flashing LED or media centre, the odds are that you are going to have to solder something to a circuit board.