Kitronik

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Kitronik aims to inspire & engage people of all abilities to further their knowledge of Electronics, Coding & Design by offering a well designed, well manufactured, innovative product range and free resources. All backed by detailed product descriptions, knowledgeable staff and fast delivery.

Kitronik create high quality products and resources for education and makers, and as such stock an extensive range of electronic project kits, components, tools and test equipment, a wide range of materials and also e-textiles products including conductive thread.

History:

Kitronik was founded in 2005 by Geoff Hampson and Kevin Spurr, who are both still in the driving seat today. After graduating from Loughborough University in the field of Electronic Engineering they set out to fill a significant void in the resources available for those just starting out with Electronics. They designed a range of electronic project kits that were tailor-made to suit the National Curriculum programmes of study for Design and Technology at Key Stages 3 and 4 and then went on to develop these kits to not only support Design and Technology Departments in schools, but to also inspire makers at home.

In October of 2005 the Kitronik domain was registered and company was registered with Companies House. In early December of 2005 the first website was created, the first kits were designed and bagged and the accompanying teaching notes were written. Also in December 2005, the first Kitronik catalogue came back from the printers and the biggest 1000 schools were each sent a xylophone kit with teaching notes and a copy of the 16 page catalogue. On the 14th December 2005 the first order was received and the very first sale was dispatched to a School in Lancashire.

The foundations for the company were laid as far back as 2002, when Director Geoff Hampson began designing kits for Scout Tech camps, where Scouts would build the kits and learn basic electronics and making skills. Each year would feature a new kit and some of these kits later became Kitronik products.