Welcome to Proto-PIC, SparkFun UK Distributor. We’re the only SparkFun Distributor in Scotland and one of only eight in the UK. Our quality promise is at the heart of what we do. Proto-PIC offers a more technically focussed, integrated partnership with educational institutions and customers. We meet everyday requirements for electronic components, provide free technical support on all orders and deliver design consultancy services. We are a purveyor and manufacturer of electronic parts. Start shopping electronic components from our complete range of Sparkfun electronic products!
Company ProfileOur name Proto-PIC is short for prototyping with peripheral interface controllers (PICs). We took proto from prototyping and the abbreviations PIC and joined them together to form Proto-PIC. proto-pic.co.uk was born. proto-pic.co.uk is owned and operated by Hot Solder Limited which was founded in 2006. We started the company to develop a product for the Oil Industry. It was a HydroStatic Pressure Testing System, which is still in wide use today. During the development of this system, we accrued a whole pile of electronic goodies. We decided to sell on eBay to recoup some of the money we had spent. The items sold so fast we realised there was a need in the UK to buy electronics at good prices. We maxed out our credit cards and bought up lots of parts we thought there would be a need for in the UK.
Key Services – UK SparkFun DistributorProto-PIC provides the following services:
- Purveyor and Manufacturer of electronic components
- Design Services and Consultancy
- Programming Services
- Assembly Services
- Arduino Sketches
- Product Sourcing
- STEM Education
- Proto-PIC Academy
- Maker Club
- A community hub for makers and educators with community forums and blog