Build Tutorials and Resources

Picture of a Soldering Iron next to a PCB
Assembly & Guides Tutorials

How to Solder

If you want to build anything semi permanent with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi, the chances are you will need to solder. This guide will show you just how easy it can be

plastic rubbish

Plastic Packaging – Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle

Proto-Pic Packaging – What is it made of? At Proto-Pic we aim to promote environmentally conscious design! Recently we’ve had quite a few people reach out to express concern about the environmental impact of the plastic boxes we use as

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Raspberry Pi

Using Visual Studio Code with Raspberry Pi Pico:

Getting Started with Pi Pico This month the Raspberry Pi Pico got released, and we’re mighty excited. Could this be the best means of low cost micro control available?? The Pi foundation have released their own brand of silicon and

Connecting and LDR to your Arduino

Adding an LDR to your Arduino Project

What is a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)? An LDR is used to detect light levels in a wide range of household and industrial projects, such as security lighting. They are in essense a variable resistor, that varies its resistance as

Arduino connected to a Force Sensitive Resistor

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

1 Sheeld tilt compass instructions
Product Example Projects

How to Make a Tilt Indicator (Using 1Sheeld+ and an Arduino)

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

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Gift Ideas

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

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

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!

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

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

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