It’s May the 4th be with you day, so happy Star Wars day. We’ve put together a little ditty together on the micro:bit to get you in the mood!
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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
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
Classroom Lesson Plan for the BBC Microbit Teaching Potential Dividers with the BBC Microbit and Physbit In this post, we have provided a complete classroom lesson plan, to aid in the teaching of a potential divider circuit, using the BBC
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
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
Let’s start by understanding a capacitor. A capacitor works by storing energy electrostatically in an electric field. What is capacitance? Honestly I’m asking myself that too, so let’s try another way of thinking about it. Let us start out with
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.