Monday, 1 April 2019


Hacksoton celebrated its tenth year of running a one-day hack event in Southampton. The event is organised by EtchUK and made possible by a plethora of sponsors and volunteers and always proves to be an inspiration from the very young to the very experienced.

Friday, 29 March 2019


Robo Wunderkind is an education robotics kit built to teach children about robotics and coding. The modular system makes it easy to understand what each part does and allows for creativity and building your own robots.

Review by Phil Wickins from Run Don't Walk

Disclaimer: This set was sent to us by Robo Wunderkind to review, all opinions are our own.


Friday, 22 March 2019


In this project we've added some realistic lighting to an Arckit construciton model. We've previously added some fun, educational lighting using the Circuit Playground and BBC micro:bit beginner electronics boards. This time we wanted to use electronics components that would look realistic.

We've been using the Microsoft 3D Builder Windows app on with our XYZPrinting da Vinci Mini 3D printer and we're getting really good results so we thought we'd share.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019


Today marks 30 years of the existence of the World Wide Web. I can just about remember a world without the internet, but my children can't. The internet connects information and people around the world and has completely transformed how we live, work and play.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019


The Hack Laptop is a new laptop aimed at kids aged 8+ that aims to encourage them to code and customise their computer.

It's a proper ASUS laptop running the Linux operating system with additional educational content running on top. At launch, you get free access to the educational content but it will cost $9.99 per month after an initial trial.

Monday, 25 February 2019



Kickstarter is a great platform for startups and newcomers to drum up interest in a new idea or product. Sometimes well-known companies, like Sphero, also use it, to tell people about new innovative products like the Sphero RVR.

Sphero RVR is the company's latest project just launched a few days ago and it's already smashed it's funding targets. The new robot is buildable, programmable and flexible for creative exploration.