Physical Computing Kits

As a Computing Hub, we have Physical Computing kits for KS2-4 that we can lend to schools for up to half a term.

This allows you to plan a significant section of your course, knowing the resources will be available for you.

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To book a computing kit please click on the relevant link and email the booking form to
teachcomputing@potteries.ac.uk

Please note: Crumble Kits are fully booked for this academic year. Please do enquire as we will put you on the waiting list 

KS2 - Crumble

 The Key Stage 2 kit is based on a small single board computer called a Crumble.

The kit contains:

  • 17 Crumble controllers

  • 34 sparkle LEDs

  • 17 switches

  • 17 light sensors

  • 17 buzzers

  • 17 micro USB cables

  • 17 battery packs for 3x AA batteries (batteries not included!)

  • 34 wheels and motors

  • 204 croc clip cable

Plenty of items for a full class to really get stuck into physical computing.

If you are concerned about knowing how to use it all and link it to the curriculum then you need to attend one of our FREE Physical computing courses. 

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KS2+3 - Micro:bit

The micro:bit kit is suitable for upper KS2 and KS3​

The kit contains:

  • 17 micro:bits

  • 17 battery packs for 2x AAA batteries (batteries not included!)

  • 17 USB cables

  • 40 croc clip cables

Plenty of items for a full class to really get stuck into physical computing.

If you are concerned about knowing how to use it all and link it to the curriculum then you need to attend one of our FREE Physical computing courses. 

KS4 - Raspberry Pi - Pico

The KS4 kit is based around a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller. This allows students to really get to grips with embedded computing and how single board computers can be used to interact with the world around them.

The kit contains:

  • 10 Raspberry Pi Picos with 2x20 pin 0.1" headers pre-soldered

  • 10 micro USB cables

  • 10 ultrasonic sensors

  • 20 wheels and DC motors

  • 10 H Bridge boards

  • 20 line tracking optical sensors

  • 10 battery packs for 6x AA batteries (batteries not included!)

  • 10 breadboards

  • 20 white and red LEDs

  • 20 croc clip cables

  • A selection of jumper cables

  • 10 resistors (50 ohms)

Plenty of items for a full class to really get stuck into physical computing.

If you are concerned about knowing how to use it all and link it to the curriculum then you need to attend one of our FREE Physical computing courses. 

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