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Raspberry Pi Desktop Kit We have been really impressed with the Raspberry Pi Desktop Kit from Element14. As well as looking really cool, it has a number of great features that make it ideal for numerous different applications. We’ve already had one set up as a media server, and they […]

RetroPie on Raspberry Pi Desktop Kit


Mega:Bit
The Mega:Bit We’ve been experimenting and doing projects with the BBC micro:bit for quite a while now. We’ve also been following some of the work that other people have been doing with the micro:bit. One of the projects that really impressed us was the work that Andrew Gale and David Whale have […]

Mega:Bit


Matrix Creator
What is The Matrix Creator? The Matrix Creator is an impressive looking daughter board for the Raspberry Pi, and is loaded with masses of sensors and other gizmos. This makes it a great choice for a variety of different IoT applications such as drones, robots, home automation and security. Board […]

Matrix Creator



Pi Desktop
Raspberry Pi Desktop Media Server We recently wrote up our experiences with the excellent new Raspberry Pi DIY Desktop Kit from Element14. For our article about this kit we looked at how to build and set up this kit to construct a Raspberry Pi Desktop. However, while building the kit we also […]

Building a Media Server Using the Raspberry Pi Desktop Kit


4DPi-24-HAT
4D Systems 4DPi-24-HAT The 4D Systems 4DPi-24-HAT is a 2.4″ display HAT for the Raspberry Pi. It features a 2.4″ TFT screen with integrated resistive touch panel, and supports up to 240 x 320 resolution. It is compatible with Raspberry Pi models A+, B+, Pi2, Pi3, Zero and Zero W. The […]

4D Systems 4DPi-24-HAT


Pi Desktop
DIY Pi Desktop Kit The Element14 DIY Pi Desktop Kit is a kit of accessories that allow you to convert a Raspberry Pi 2 or Pi 3 into a desktop computer. The kit includes a case and an add on board, similar to a HAT, that plugs onto the 40 […]

Setting Up a DIY Pi Desktop Kit



Raspberry Pi Line Follower
Line Follower Sensors The TCRT5000 reflective optical sensor consists of a paired infrared emitter and phototransistor in a single package. These sensors are useful for applications such as position sensors in rotary encoders, or for detection of reflective material or surfaces. Because of this, they are ideal for use in robotics […]

Line Follower Sensors


microbit Buzzer
DC Buzzers The U:Create 3.3kHz DC buzzers are really easy to use. Unlike similar piezo buzzers, these buzzers will produce a tone simply by applying a fixed DC voltage across the buzzer terminals. What’s more, these buzzers will work across a wide range of voltages, from around 1.5V to 15V. […]

DC Buzzers


All finished
Makerspace Solder Kit The Makerspace Solder Kit is a really simple soldering project kit. It’s an ideal gift for anyone learning to solder or wanting to practice their soldering skills. Kit Contents The kit consists of:- Circuit board Coin cell holder Coin cell Switch Resistor 2 colour changing LEDs Mini lanyard […]

Makerspace Solder Kit



Raspberry Pi HC-SR04
HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor is a low cost ultrasonic ranging sensor which provides non-contact measurement functionality in a range from about 2cm to 4m. The sensor consists of a small circuit board containing an ultrasonic transmitter, receiver and control circuitry. It also has 4 pins; 2 for […]

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor