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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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  • Guide to the BBC micro:bit
    October 12, 2017

    Guide to the BBC micro:bit

    One of our favourite products at Cool Components is the BBC micro:bit. Here’s our comprehensive guide to the micro:bit, and some exciting projects you can create with it. The BBC micro:bit The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection,...

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  • Why we love the Scanse Sweep 360 Scanning LIDAR
    October 6, 2017

    Why we love the Scanse Sweep 360 Scanning LIDAR

    The Scanse Sweep is a single-plain 360 degrees scanning sensor that aims to bring the powerful capabilities of LIDAR to the masses at an affordable price. It features a rotating head that can move both clockwise and counterclockwise. Is a small,...

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  • The all new uArm Swift range
    October 5, 2017

    The all new uArm Swift range

    Introduction We just got stock of the uArm Swift range of desktop robotic arms made by UFactory! They were designed to make miniature desktop versions of the high standard robotic arms used in commercial manufacturing that are both affordable and accessible to everyone. The uArm...

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