Our Top Back to School Products

Our Top Back to School Products

With the new academic year quickly approaching, we have selected a fantastic range of STEM products that are perfect for use within schools as well as at home to help further stretch and challenge their learning. 

Fun Introductory Classroom Items

This selection of fun items is a great way to start creating the foundations for the students learning while also being designed to get them engaged and motivated for learning right from the get-go! 

Fidget Spinner

Perfect for S.T.E.M. learning projects the Lightino uses an Arduino Pro Micro microcontroller with 8 RGB LEDs and an optical rotation sensor allowing you to program different display features and POV (persistence of vision) effects.

Unicorn Soldering Kit

This Unicorn soldering kit is finished in white and gold with a single rainbow effect colour changing LED this badge looks great.

It's a perfect project for anyone who is learning how to solder.

DotG Soldering Kit

This simple kit shouldn't take too much time to assemble if you have basic soldering skills and equipment but it's a great way to learn or level up your soldering skills. Included are 3 pairs of coloured LEDs so you have the option of Red, White or Blue eyes

LightHouse Soldering Kit

The PCB comes in 2 parts: the main PCB, where you solder the 11 components; and the base PCB, which slots into the bottom of the lighthouse and with a couple of blobs of solder gives your lighthouse a strong and stable stand, this is an ideal kit for beginners.

 

Grove Zero

Featuring colour-coded, plug-and-play, programmable electronic modules that have been specially designed for use in STEM education. Students can build a huge range of different fun, engaging and colourful projects which help them to learn different skills from programming to electronic circuits while encouraging their creativity.

Codey Rocky 

Codey Rocky combines hardware with software, allowing children to learn about programming while they play and create. Using mBlock, a software which supports both blocked-based and Python programming,

Edison Complete

A powerful, engaging tool designed as a complete STEM  resource for coding and robotics education all students. This kit comes with the 5-in-1 expansion pack construction system which can be used alongside the free downloadable lesson plans to save you time while enhancing the students learning experience!

 

Conductive Inks

If you're teaching electronics or science, why not try something a little bit different this term? With this great selection of conductive inks and paints, you students can learn all about designing and creating circuits or conductivity making these an ideal method for cross-curriculum learning.

 Bare Conductive Paint

Paint and print circuits and sensors or use as a  conductive adhesive on almost anything including paper, plastic, textiles and conventional electronics

Bare Conductive Printed Sensors 

These intricate patterns on the Printed Sensors are pre-printed for you to use in touch and proximity sensing projects. You can also customise and hack them to make them fit your application or lesson.

Bare Conductive Touch Board

One tool, a million possibilities! Create sensors with the Touch Board’s 12 electrodes and trigger sounds through its MP3 player. Make a MIDI piano, an interactive wall, a proximity sensor — you decide.

Bare Conductive Workshop Pack

This pack comes with everything you need to run a class or workshop for up to 20 people using Electric Paint and the Touch Board. It’s supplemented by a series of free downloadable resources that provide information ranging from lesson plans to tips and tricks, templates and case studies. 

Circuit Scribe Pen

This is a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink. It makes creating circuits as easy as doodling. You can use a Circuit Scribe pen to draw lines on any simple piece of paper, then attach special electrical components (Circuit Scribe modules) on the drawn lines which allow the electrical current to run through the components. This replaces the use of breadboards and wires.

Circuit Scribe Mini Kit

The Circuit Scribe Mini Kit is an accessible introduction to electronics. This affordable mini circuit kit guides you along with exploration of basic circuit concepts by drawing conductive doodles & creating paper-based switches with a conductive ink pen.

Circuit Scribe Intro Classroom Kit

The Intro Classroom Kit is the perfect way to introduce electronics to your classroom or maker space. Geared toward younger students and more basic classes, the kit includes 25 sets of pens and modules to draw basic working circuits that use power, LEDs, and switches.

Circuit Scribe Everything Kit

The Everything Classroom Kit is a great way to dive into electronics in your classroom or maker space. This kit includes 25 sets of pens and modules to draw a wide variety of working circuits that use light, motion, and sound

 

Makey Makey

The Makey Makey is a great STEM product designed for learners of all ages and an ideal cross-curriculum product! Due to its simplicity of block programming (Scratch) and using anything that is slightly conductive to hook up all kinds of fun things as an input, for example, playing Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard. A Makey Makey is a great and fun way to learn.

Makey Makey

The Makey Makey 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!

Makey Makey Extra Parts Bundle 

The Makey Makey is one of our best selling products to both primary and secondary schools due to its flexibility to easily be used in nearly any subject! Our Makey Makey with Extra Parts Bundle ensures that you have all the cables you need for any projects in a busy classroom.

Makey Makey Deluxe 

The Makey Makey is one of our best selling products to both primary and secondary schools due to its flexibility to easily be used in nearly any subject! Our Deluxe Kit for Makey Makey provides you with everything your students need to create fun and amazing projects whatever the size!

Makey Makey Conductive 

Our Makey Makey with Conductive Kit is a great way for expanding the available conductivity options of the Makey Makey increasing the ways in which students can create fun and interactive projects.

Makey Makey Protective Case

Protect your Makey Makey from unwanted scratches and damage with this protective case! It was specifically designed to fit the Makey Makey and the components on it.

Extra Parts for Makey Makey

Our Extra Parts kit ensures that you have all the working cables you need for any projects in a busy classroom.

 

HaloCode

With its compact design and a broad selection of integrated electronic sensors and modules, HaloCode is a single board computer with built-in Wi-Fi specifically designed for teaching and education, offering all sorts of opportunities to create AI & IoT applications. 

Through their free (downloadable and online) programming environment and  their many sensors and accessories coming soon, including: Speakers, Servo Drivers, 8x16 LED matrix and motion sensors will help you teach your students quickly and easily how to program Speech recognition,  Object recognition, Text-to-Speech and AI through block programming before moving onto Python. 

HaloCode

This is the HaloCode board only, it comes equipped with a whole host of sensors, LEDs and inputs which paired with the mBlock software will ensure your students are creating great programs in no time.

HaloCode Starter Kit 

This kit comes with all the wires and batteries that you need to use the HaloCode.

HaloCode Deluxe 

Our Deluxe kit comes with everything that your students will need to create all sorts of fun and engaging projects.

 USB A to micro B cable

This is a 1.5 metres long cable with a full-size USB A plug on one end and a micro plug on the other.

AAA Battery Holder 

This 2x AAA battery holder with switch and lid comes with a 2 pin JST connector and is compatible with the BBC micro:bit. It is fitted with 145mm colour coded power leads and a 2 pin JST connector at the end and features a slide-on lid and an ON/OFF slide switch.

2x AAA Batteries

These ultra Alkaline 1100mAh 1.5V batteries provide long-lasting, dependable power across a wide range of everyday applications. They are non-recharging batteries that are mercury and cadmium free with a 6 year shelf life.

 

BBC Micro:Bit

The BBC micro:bit is a simple to use and easy to learn educational development board designed by the BBC for use within the classroom. Due to the simplicity of block programming and plug-and-play electronics the micro:bit is incredibly easy for beginners of all ages! 

Through the use of their programming environment (downloadable and online) the micro:bit helps support natural progression for learners allowing them to move away from block programming to JavaScript and MicroPython.

 

BBC Micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Measuring 4cm by 5cm, and designed to be fun and easy to use. You can create anything from games and animations to scrolling stories - all you need is imagination and creativity.

Micro:Bit Starter Kit

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. The battery holder with connector plugs into the BBC micro:bit supplying it with power for portable projects. Batteries are included!

Micro:Bit Inventors Kit

Coming complete with all the necessary components and 10 guided experiments. The inventor's kit for the BBC micro:bit provides a fantastic way of learning how to construct and control electronic circuits, making this the perfect way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the BBC micro:bit. 

Micro:Bit Music Kit

The Micro:Bit Music Kit is a great way to get your lessons 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 at a discounted rate.

This is the perfect way to get students started with programming, hardware interaction and music with the BBC micro:bit!

 Micro:Bit Move Mini

The MOVE mini provides a fun introduction to robotics. The :MOVE mini is a 2 wheeled robot that is suitable for autonomous operation, remote control projects via a Bluetooth application or being controlled using a second BBC micro:bit as a controller via the micro:bits radio functionality.

Micro:Bit Ring:Bit Car 

Coming with all the tools and parts you need, this is a great product for kids and beginners who are looking to get into programming or electronics, the shell can be assembled by hand while the micro:bit's "blocky" programming environment is brilliant for starting to learn Python and JavaScript meeting the needs and levels of all learners.

Micro:Bit Case

Protect your micro:bit in style from unwanted scratches and damage with these awesome reflective mirror cases! They're all laser cut from high-quality mirrored acrylic at our Hampshire workshop. The cases have labelled button holes, LED cutouts and leave the micro:bit's I/O pins uncovered so you can still connect all the sensors and devices you want. 

AAA Battery Holder

This 2x AAA battery holder with switch and lid comes with a 2 pin JST connector and is compatible with the BBC micro:bit. It is fitted with 145mm colour coded power leads and a 2 pin JST connector at the end and features a slide on lid and an ON/OFF slide switch.

 

Maker UNO

The Maker UNO is an Arduino based development board with a range of additions that make it the perfect board for education and learning to code. 

With the Maker UNO, you can spend less time worrying about wiring and more time coding, this board has 12 built-in LEDs, a Piezo Buzzer, a programmable button which will allow students to get them lighting up and playing music in next to no time!

Maker UNO

This basic version of the Maker UNO board comes with 12 built-in LEDs, a Piezo Buzzer, a programmable button and all the same features you know and love from the Arduino Uno.

Maker UNO Plus

The Maker UNO Plus is an Arduino based development board with a range of additions that make it the perfect board for education and learning to code. It's similar to the Maker UNO but features an upgraded USB to serial converter which means it's even easier to set up and use, it also includes a micro-USB cable.

Maker UNO - Educational Kit

The Maker UNO - Educational Kit is an Arduino based kit with a range of additional components than that of the Maker UNO Plus that makes it the perfect kit for education and learning to code.

Maker Uno Inventors Bundle

Our Inventors Bundle comes with the Maker UNO Plus and an Inventors Kit complete with 10 experiments to save you time planning lessons.

 

Tools and Consumables

It's always a real pain at the start of a new term to find out that you don't have enough stock as you thought. This selection of commonly used tools and consumables are great for ensuring your classroom or workshop is topped up and ready for the new school year.

Soldering Iron

The Antex XS25 soldering iron 25W is ideal for all general soldering applications. It comes fitted with an Antex 50 bit 2.3mm chisel tip, a basic metal stand and a 1.5m PVC mains cable (UK plug).

Solder (Lead-Free)

This is 4m dispenser of Antex 0.8mm lead-free solder wire - composed of 99.25% tin and 0.75% copper. Ideal for use on microelectronics, fine wires and most other electrical and electronic soldering applications.

Soldering Stand 

A universal soldering stand designed for holding soldering irons of all shapes and sizes.

Soldering Paste

This is 50g of high quality, Lead-Free Solder Paste, the perfect amount to keep around for prototyping assignments that requires a bit of SMD soldering.

Desolder Braid

This hugely useful stuff can help save all manner of catastrophic soldering mishaps. No soldering station should be without at least one of these.

Solder Tip Tinner and Cleaner 

Composed of a mild acid, it helps remove baked-on residue (for when you melt your desktop) and helps prevent oxidation (the nasty black stuff) that accumulates on your soldering tip when not in use.

Wire Strippers

Wire strippers used for stripping and cutting the most commonly used stranded and single wire gauges 20 to 30 AWG and 2-3 mm fibre jackets.

Wire Cutters

High quality snips, for trimming, cutting and snipping. Red rubberized foam handle grips with a spring-loaded handle return. 

Wire Kit (140 pcs)

This set contains 10 pieces of each of 14 different lengths. The small transparent plastic case has 5 compartments. The amount of wire is appropriate for smaller projects.

6-inch Digital Callipers

These are premium callipers that come with an extra battery, auto shut-off, and inch/mm reading. 6" in length. These are a great addition to any tool set.

Heat Shrink Kit

Heat shrink is useful stuff. We use it for all sorts of handy projects. Use it to reinforce connections, protect devices, and electrically isolate exposed solder joints. Now this offers a wide range of sizes and colours with nothing too long. Some of the sizes come with internal heat sensitive glue which significantly increases stress relief and waterproofing. This kit includes 95 pieces of heat shrink, all of varying colours and sizes, and comes in a clear bag. All pieces are 10cm in length.

2x AAA Batteries

These ultra Alkaline 1100mAh 1.5V batteries provide long-lasting, dependable power across a wide range of everyday applications. They are non-recharging batteries that are mercury and cadmium free with a 6 year shelf life.

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