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  • Getting Started with an Arduino - Part 2
    October 14, 2020

    Getting Started with an Arduino - Part 2

    Hello and welcome to the second episode in our series on getting started with an Arduino development board. In this blog we'll be writing our first program which will turn an LED on and off depending on the status of a...

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  • What is the BBC micro:bit?
    October 9, 2020

    What is the BBC micro:bit?

    The BBC micro:bit  is a pocket sized computer that you can code/programme, it's designed by the BBC and Microbit Org for young people in education with the aim of enhance their digital creativity and learning. Due to the simplicity of block programming code editors,...

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  • Getting Started with an Aduino - Part 1
    October 7, 2020

    Getting Started with an Aduino - Part 1

    Welcome to a new video & blog series where we're going to go through the basics on getting started with an Arduino based development board. In this part, we'll be taking a look at the Arduino Uno board and the...

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  • Using a NeoPixel LED with the BBC micro:bit
    October 5, 2020

    Using a NeoPixel LED with the BBC micro:bit

    In this guide we'll be learning how to connect and use a NeoPixel compatible LED Ring or strip with the BBC micro:bit. Here's a list of the parts we'll be using in this guide: BBC micro:bit Cool Components Breakout:bit 16...

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  • Best Raspberry Pi 4 Cases
    October 2, 2020

    Best Raspberry Pi 4 Cases

    We all love the Raspberry Pi and there are hundreds of cases out there and it can get a bit confusing about which one is right for you. From the most stylish to the most practical, we have created a list...

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  • Back to School with Cool Components
    September 3, 2020

    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...

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  • Surprise New Helpers at Cool Components!
    July 29, 2020

    Surprise New Helpers at Cool Components!

    The last few weeks we've been honoured with a visit from some very special characters. Cool Components customer and popular YouTuber James Bruton has lent us some of his amazing creations to look after and help us out, he has also allowed...

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  • July 24, 2020

    Great Project Ideas to Enjoy During the Summer

    With the Great British Summer well underway, we all know how unpredictable it can be. Make Your Projects Portable. Whether you are perfecting your current project or have some great new ideas in the works, why not add some portability to your projects...

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