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 to get the Input-Process-Output eCards

Programming Code eCards

We have now made all our Programming Code eCards freely available for the following systems:

Click here to get them.






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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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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

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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

Programming & Embedded Systems

K2 & KS3

This Teacher’s Handbook from ICSAT covers all the requirements for Programming & Embedded Systems at KS2 & KS3. It starts from first principles and develops your Programming and Systems knowledge to allow you to design, make and program typical systems for KS2 & KS3.

It covers the following systems: MicroBit, Crumble, Pixie:8 (Picaxe & Genie), RPi Pico and Arduino. It includes 7 working projects, each one with solutions for each of the microcontroller systems mentioned. Also included is a support CD with additional materials.

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Click to download CD Content

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Making Crumble easier

As part of the writing for the Programming Companion KS2 & KS3, a range of add-on boards have been developed. Our second module is the Crumble Baseplate V1, which provides:

Available soon from the eShop

Crumble Baseplate

Our new Crumble Baseplate V3 has just been released, which provides:

Available soon from the eShop

D&T Using Paper & Board KS1, 2 & 3

Our latest book deals with developing your skills in using Paper& Board, from KS1 to KS3. It has a wealth of information, how to’s and example projects and project ideas. As with all our books it’s fully illustrated in full colour, initial responses have been excellent ranging from “Wow” to “it’s the book I’ve been waiting for”. It’s a 132 pages of key information that allows those colleagues without full D&T facilties to develop full D&T activities using Paper & Board.

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.

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Order @ eShop

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