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  • LED Starter Kit Guide
    February 28, 2020

    LED Starter Kit Guide

    We recently launched our LED Starter Kit which contains over 100 LEDs in a range of different types, colours and sizes. That's a lot of LEDs to use so we thought we'd make a short guide on each type and...

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  • Capacitor Identification Guide
    February 28, 2020

    Capacitor Identification Guide

    We recently launched our Mixed, Ceramic and Electrolytic Capacitor Kits and thought we'd create a little guide to explain how you can determine the values of the capacitors using the markings on them.   Ceramic Capacitors These capacitors are usually very...

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  • Cool Components Digital STEM Education
    February 26, 2020

    Cool Components Digital STEM Education

    We've recently launched our brand new Cool Components STEM Digital Education Packs for the BBC micro:bit, HaloCode, MakeyMakey and more! All of our packs have been designed by teachers around the UK's National Curriculum for Computing at key stages 1, 2 and 3.

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  • Sonic trains in our warehouse.
    February 19, 2020

    Sonic trains in our warehouse.

    Local YouTuber James Brunton (@XRobotsUK) paid us a visit in order to film his latest Sonic the Hedgehog video in our warehouse. Check out his video below, where he is testing it over ramps and around other obstacles after integrating the...

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  • Famous Scientists and their Inventions - Robert Bunsen
    February 12, 2020

    Famous Scientists and their Inventions - Robert Bunsen

    Born: 30 March 1811 - Died: 16 August 1899 Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen was born in March 1811 to Christian Bunsen the head librarian and modern languages teacher at the University of Göttingen. As the youngest of four boys, his mother (from a military...

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  • Our top 10 Raspberry Pi 4 cases and accessories.
    February 5, 2020

    Our top 10 Raspberry Pi 4 cases and accessories.

    With so many different accessories, addons, cases and HATs available for the Raspberry Pi it can get a bit confusing on what to buy, especially for someone who is just beginning and starting their adventure in the world of Raspberry...

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  • Your first Python Program.
    January 29, 2020

    Your first Python Program.

    The BBC micro:bit is a great STEM educational tool for learning all sorts of electronics and coding, supporting a learner's natural progression from block-based programming to textual based ones. We have done a number of tutorials around block programming and...

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  • January 27, 2020

    Our Favourite Gaming Products

    Gaming is a fun and great way for anyone to get into electronics, coding and STEM. Here are our top gaming picks that are great for people of all levels. :GAME ZIP 64 £39.97 inc VAT Turn your micro:bit into...

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