Lighting Up the Curriculum for Excellence

Inspiring the next generation of Engineers and Scientists

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Starter Kits

We supply starter kits with 60 of our circuits and all the necessary tools to assemble them. This includes a half day's training at one of our regular CPD workshops throughout Scotland.

A Rainbow in your Pocket

Learn how colours mix with this colour-changing rainbow.

First, watch red, green and blue cycling faster and faster until you see white! Then make all the colours of the rainbow by mixing red, green and blue in different amounts.

The Five Flashing Lights

A twinkling circuit, perfect for lighting up Christmas cards.

Mount your picture on cardboard or plywood, drill 5mm holes, put your LEDs on wires, and push them through.

The Magic Candle

A spookily realistic flickering electronic candle. In “magic” mode this circuit comes on automatically in the dark!

Perfect for Halloween inside a pumpkin lantern!

Drilled Lollipop Sticks

We supply lollipop sticks pre-drilled with a 3mm hole at either end, in boxes of 900. These are the same sticks used in Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland's Go Forth challenge last year, made available by popular demand!

Lighting Up Midlothian, Ayrshire and Aberdeen

2019 will see three soldering workshops offering primary teachers free Lighting Up starter kits and soldering tuition, in Midlothian, Ayrshire and Aberdeen City/shire. The workshops will run in combination with Rampaging Chariots, with free robot kits and tuition available for high school teachers.

Teachers who have been to previous workshops and their colleagues are also welcome for refresher tuition.

The dates are:

  • Dalkeith High School - Friday 8th March, afternoon session
  • Dumfries House, near Cumnock - Wednesday 1st May
  • Aberdeen - venue / date TBC

If you are interested please contact Benjie Marwick Johnstone to reserve a space.

Lighting Up Penicuik and Loanhead

Over 80 children in Penicuik and Loanhead had a marvellous time making light-up 'drones' as well as Christmas cards used to raise money for a school in Uganda.

Eastgate Annual Science Event

Over 260 primary children and helpers joined soldering experts and engineers for the 'Essential Engineering' Lighting Up workshops during the annual Science Event at the the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Newly introduced 'Terrific Technology' completed the STEM menu alongside Mystery Maths and Splendid Science (Fun Physics and Brilliant Biochemistry).

Dr. Ayako Tani, artist and glass blower, currently resident professor at the Sunderland Museum of glass, joined the new children's 'Terrific Technology' workshops with her amazing ships in bottles. Terrific Technology was also ably supported by Leonardo, Edinburgh Laser Optics and STEM Ambassadors.

Dr. Tani also shared the evening with Professor Lesley Yellowlees who gave this year's brilliant Family Lecture on Alternative Energy.

Peebles Soldering Workshop

16 P7 pupils from Peebles primary schools joined our soldering workshop at Peebles High School in advance of the annual Eastgate workshop. All 16 succeeded in making a rainbow....... and being de-"lighted".

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