Back to School with Cool Components

Back to School with Cool Components

With schools, colleges and universities soon set to start again we have put together a collection of fun and interesting items that can be used at home to help supplement, stretch, challenge and inspire the learning that happens in the classroom.

Primary School

We've selected some of the best products for younger learners to get started and explore the world of electronics and programming through play and other fun activities. Our full range of products aimed at primary school learners can be found here

BBC Micro:Bit Starter Kit

£17.82 inc VAT

This BBC micro:bit starter kit is a great way to jump right in and create projects with the BBC micro:bit. It contains 1x BBC micro:bit and a quick start guide with a USB A to micro B cable so you can plug it into a computer and get programming straight away. 

Makey Makey

£39.98 inc VAT

The Makey Makey Classic by JoyLabz is an invention kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. This allows you to hook up all kinds of fun things as an input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard or piano with fruit!

Edison Robot

£39.98 inc VAT

Edison is a programmable robot designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students from 4 to 16 years of age. A powerful, engaging tool for teaching children computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.

Codey Rocky

£99.98 inc VAT

Supporting both blocked-based and Python programming and integrated with over 10 programmable electronic modules, Codey Rocky combines hardware with software, allowing children to learn about programming while they play and create. 

Secondary School

We've handpicked a fantastic selection of products for secondary school learners from that will help with progression in computing, technology and a whole host of other subjects from Year 7 through to Year 11. Our full range of products for secondary school learners can be found split by subject here.

BBC Micro:Bit Deluxe Kit

£55.19 inc VAT

The Deluxe Kit contains everything you need to get started quickly with 2 handy step-by-step guide books containing 10 great projects in the Inventors Kit and 5 extra projects in the music addon, this is the perfect way to learn about programming, hardware interaction and music with the BBC micro:bit!

Maker Uno Educational Kit

£16.00 inc VAT

The Maker UNO - Educational Kit is an Arduino based kit with a range of additional components that make it the perfect kit for education and learning to code. Allowing you to spend less time worrying about wiring and more time coding, the 12 built-in LEDs, a Piezo Buzzer, a programmable button and all the same features you know and love from the Arduino Uno.

HaloCode Starter Kit

£27.59 inc VAT

The Makeblock HaloCode is a single board computer with built-in Wi-Fi specifically designed for education that encourages students to use everyday items to create electronic projects. Our HaloCode Starter Kit contains everything you need to get it set up and running quickly.

Circuit Scribe Basic Maker Kit

£32.99 inc VAT

The Basic Kit is an entry-level kit with a full-size pen, light outputs, and so much more! Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating two kinds of blinking circuits using both the blinker module and hand-drawn momentary switches.


If you're going off to College or University, we have some great kits to get you started with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. However, if you're looking to spread out into other areas we have some great robotic arms and AI kits. 

Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit

£71.99 inc VAT

The perfect way to get up and running with the powerful Raspberry Pi 4! This kit includes everything you need in one single box you'll just need a display. Includes a Raspberry Pi 4, power supply, blank microSD card, mini HDMI cable and protective case with a fan and heatsink pack.

Arduino Starter Kit

£83.99 inc VAT

This kit contains everything you need to get started with the basics of Arduino and electronics in a hands-on way. You will be able to build 15 projects using components that let you control the physical world through different kinds of sensors and actuators.

AI Starter Kit

£129.99 inc VAT

The AI-Starter is an Arduino compatible entry-level educational robot platform and an integrated robot learning suite integrating mechanisms, electronics and programming. It comes with a rich selection of sensor modules, which allow you to complete a whole range of interesting functions such as line following and obstacle avoidance. 

Dobot Robotic Arm

£1079.99 inc VAT

The Dobot Magician is a multifunctional desktop robotic arm that can be installed with different end-tool for interesting functions including 3D printing, laser engraving, writing, and drawing. It supports development with 13 extensible interfaces and over 20 programming languages, which really makes the possible uses endless.

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