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Arduino connected to a Force Sensitive Resistor
Arduino

Getting Started with Force Sensitive Resistors (FSR)

What is an FSR? You know when people say the clue is in the name… Well, sometimes it really is. A Force Sensitive Resistor, or FSR as we’ll call it, is a resistor that changes its resistance with force. When you

Microbit Plant Watering Kit
Microbit Tutorials

Plant Watering Kit Project

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

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STEM Kits perfect for Home Schooling and Fun Learning

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

3D Printers for Schools
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Introducing our Local Schools to the Marvel of 3D Printing

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 main board
Arduino

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!

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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

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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

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Soldering Kit Tutorials

Soldering Tutorial

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. 

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Assembly & Guides Tutorials

How to Assemble the Temp:bit

First of all you need to check the content of your kit which is easy as it only contains the PCB and a tmp36 sensor. You will also require the following parts: Soldering Iron Solder Flush cutters or snips Step

Soldering Kit Tutorials

Lighthouse – Beginners Soldering kit

First of all you need to check the contents of the kit you should have the following: Kit contains: 1 x 220 ohm resistor ( Red, Red, Black) 1 x 82k ohm resistor (Grey, Red, Orange) 2 x 220k ohm

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Arduino

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

Halloween

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

Microbit 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

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