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Programmable Components and Programming Support

ICSAT has a number of support documents, materials and kits for MicroBit, Crumble, Pixie:8 and RPI Pico.

Download the latest version of our Pathway to Programmable Components, which now includes mapped programming requirements for KS2, 3 and GCSE D&T.

Click here for Pathway to Programmable Components 5 yr Plan V4.9

Click here for Programmable Components overview for KS3 and GCSE Design & Technology Poster.

Click here for the free eCards package, a full version is available on the eShop.

e-PACs - Hireable project boxes

ICSAT has been very conscious of the dwindling school finances and the need to develop electronics capability in our learners. To that end we have created a range of project boxes that can be used to develop solutions that use programmable electronics, each e-PAC contains all the pre-built modules, sensors etc required , along with support materials. Each e-PAC can be hired for 6/8 weeks at a time for £75 plus a refundable deposit to cover damage/loss or for the odd set you wish to keep.

Click here for our e-PACs datasheet.

If you have any questions please contact us via the usually channels.

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Programming eCards for Micro:Bit

Following a recent CPD session for the Harris Federation on the Micro:Bit in D&T. We are pleased to release a free version of our Micro:Bit Coding cards from our eCards range for electronics.

We have over 140 cards covering:

Also Code cards for Arduino, Micro:Bit (Blocks), Picaxe (Blockly), Genie (Flowchart). Following soon MicroPython for the Raspberry Pi Pico and Crumble.

Click here for the free Micro:Bit code cards.

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uBit Boards

We now have a full range of uBit controller boards for the following microcontrollers:

Using a uBit board you can use any of the  above microcontroller with Micro:Bit accessories. The uBit boards allow you to move up to a higher spec device but still use all your Micro:Bit accessories and modules.

These are available from our eShop

Primary Control Hireable e-PACs

ICSAT has now put together e-PACs project boxes for delivering Control. We have created e-PACs for the Micro:Bit, Crumble and our Pixie system based on Picaxe/Genie. Each e-PAC contains all the pre-built modules, sensors etc required , along with support materials and Zoom training.

e-PACs can be hired for 6/8 weeks at a time for £75 plus a refundable deposit to cover damage/loss or for the odd set you wish to keep.

If you have any questions please contact us via the usually channels.

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D&T KS2 Book

Just published is our D&T KS2 Teacher’s Handbook. It provides support information and knowledge on all aspects of the National Curriculum, across 110 A4 pages in full colour and costs £20.00 plus £2.50pp. The purpose of the book is to provide the teacher with the knowledge the need to deliver D&T at KS2.

The first set of companion projects will be available in Jan 2022.

You can order via our eShop or by email to mail@icsat.co.uk, we accept Purchase orders and PayPal, we can invoice by PayPal.

Click to view sample pages

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New D&T Books

ICSAT is now working on two other companion titles:

  1. Programming Companion KS2, which is a hands-on teachers guide to programming and how to design & make Embedded systems (Products that include microcontrollers).
  2. Using paper and Board Companion, which is a hands-on guide to using paper and Board as making material, suitable for KS1, KS2 & KS3

More details as we progress to a publishing date.

D&T KS1 Book

Just published is our D&T KS1 Teacher’s Handbook. It provides support information and knowledge on all aspects of the National Curriculum, across 68 A4 pages in full colour and costs £15.00 plus £5.25pp. The purpose of the book is to provide the teacher with the knowledge the need to deliver D&T at KS1.

You can order via our eShop or by email to mail@icsat.co.uk, we accept Purchase orders and PayPal, we can invoice by PayPal.

Click to view sample pages

Order @ eShop

Get more from your Crumble

As part of the writing of the Programming Companion KS2, a range of add-on boards have been developed to aid teaching. The first one is the Crumble Topping, which provides:

Available soon from the eShop

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