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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

Multi Card SD Reader
Getting More From Your Raspberry Pi One of the many things we love about the Raspberry Pi is its amazing flexibility, so we’re always on the look out for different ways that we can use it, and different things we can do with it. And, luckily for us, there are […]

Raspberry Pi Top Tips

BeagleBone Blue The BeagleBone Blue is a complete, Linux-enabled robotics computer based on an Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. Its features include:- 512MB DDR3 RAM Integrated power management 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs) ARM Cortex-M3 On-board 4GB 8-bit eMMC flash storage programmed with Debian Linux It also includes a […]

BeagleBone Blue

Enabling I2C Interface
zbit:connect Boards for BBC micro:bit We’ve been having a bit of a tinker lately with some great little gizmos from zbit. zbit:connect is a range of add on boards for the BBC micro:bit. They allow users to easily interface the BBC micro:bit to other boards, sensors and other electronic components; including […]


Pi PoE Switch HAT
BitScope Blade Uno This box has been sat on my desk for a while now, just waiting for me to open it. Things always seem to get in the way, but I have finally found the time to unpack the contents and have a tinker with my BitScope Blade Uno. […]

BitScope Blades

BeagleBone and LED
The BeagleBone Green Wireless board is a new board from SeeedStudio; and I was lucky enough to find one on my desk last week. The BeagleBone Green Wireless board is based upon the open-source hardware design of the BeagleBone Black, but has the advantage of a high performance WiFi and […]

BeagleBone Green Wireless

Wio Link project
Seeed Wio Link The Seeed Studio Wio Link is an open-source WiFi development board that is based on an ESP8266 SoC WiFi microcontroller chip. The Wio Link enables a user to develop IoT applications using a variety of plug and play modules from the popular Seeed Grove range. Programming of […]

Seeed Wio Link

The Raspberry Pi micro:bit Crane You could easily be forgiven for thinking that we have a bit of a crane fixation here. We’ve had a crane controlled by a Raspberry Pi and Astro Pi unit, and a crane controlled by 2 micro:bits. For our next crane themed project we’ve taken our […]

Controlling micro:bit Crane from a Raspberry Pi

SD Card Formatter Options
We recently had to create a large number (500) of SD cards containing the NOOBS image for Raspberry Pi. Clearly, when creating this quantity of cards, the ideal option is to use an SD  card duplicator such as the one that we have at our disposal. Card Duplication Our card duplicator […]

Programming SD Cards For Raspberry Pi