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  • The Top 5 Coolest Things Made Using a 3D Printer
    April 20, 2018

    The Top 5 Coolest Things Made Using a 3D Printer

    3D printing has really taken off in recent years, with the machines becoming more affordable and accessible to consumers. 3D printers make 3 dimensional objects from digital files, which is achieved using an ‘additive process’. This means the object is created by...

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  • March 21, 2018

    New Partnership with Tech Age Kids

    Following the recent launch of new book micro:bit in Wonderland by Tech Age Kids we are proud to announce we have partnered with them to create the official Companion Kit for the book. This kit was carefully designed to contain all...

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  • Arduino Derivative Buying Guide - 2018
    March 5, 2018

    Arduino Derivative Buying Guide - 2018

    Not only are we constantly adding the latest Arduino original boards but we're always on the lookout for the best new derivative boards. These are boards that are designed and built using the Arduino footprint and/or the Arduino bootloader, they...

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  • Ways to integrate Qi wireless charging into your life
    February 26, 2018

    Ways to integrate Qi wireless charging into your life

    Wireless charging has become a staple in almost all recently made phones and wearable technology with Qi being the standard that defines the wireless power transfer. It's great being able to charge your phone without having to worry about plugging...

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  • A guide to Original Arduino Boards (2018)
    February 14, 2018

    A guide to Original Arduino Boards (2018)

    We've added lots of new Arduino products recently and it can be hard tell the difference between them all so we thought we'd give you a quick little guide on the differences so you can decide which ones best for your next project....

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  • How to use a Big Dome Button!
    February 7, 2018

    How to use a Big Dome Button!

    The Big Dome Buttons are one some of our best selling items - we've had customers using them for everything from turning on Christmas lights to interactive walls. Our iconic red buttons have even been featured on some of the most popular...

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  • Can we help Russ?
    January 5, 2018

    Can we help Russ?

    4 years ago, Russ, a good friend of one of the team here at Cool Components had a terrible accident leaving him wheelchair bound. But he's quite a determined and fit chap, and he's made good progress - with all...

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  • January 1, 2018

    Cool Components Purchase Order Guide

    At Cool Components, we proudly offer all educational establishments the option to open a credit account with us enabling your school, college or university the ability to place orders via purchase order and use up to 30 days credit.

    In this guide we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create purchase orders with us via our website.

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  • Here's a Qwiic guide
    November 23, 2017

    Here's a Qwiic guide

    The Qwiic Connect System by SparkFun is designed to make creating a prototype system faster, more reliable and easier than ever before. The Qwiic range contains sensors, actuators, shields and much more in development that all make use of the...

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