Join the Maker Movement
Maker World is our hub for fun, constructive projects that you can do at home and as part of a thriving community. Create and tinker with the latest tech using mini computing systems like Raspberry Pi or Arduino. 3D-print or 3Doodle complex sculptures and watch your creations take form. Explore and learn with our interactive project kits.
You’ll find plenty to inspire you, and even more ways to inspire others – take a look.
The micro:bit is a handheld, programmable computer that’s been created to inspire a new generation of programmers in the UK. It’s powered via USB or two AAA batteries, and has sensors that can measure speed, movement, direction and the proximity of certain metals. The micro:bit has plenty of features including an LED matrix that can display messages, connections or inputs and outputs, and two programmable buttons. This little device offers an easy and fun way to learn about electronics and programming.
Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. A capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Like the micro:bit, it’s a processor packed with features. If you’re looking at making an interactive project, this is well suited for you. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.