The Arduino UNO


Can the Arduino be used as a PLC? One of the more common questions found on the forums is whether the Arduino could be used as a PLC? (Programmable Logic Controller). The simple answer is a yes. However there are criteria to remember – operating temperatures, line noise, safety circuitry and feedback control. Of course you will […]

Most Innovative Companies - Virgin


The most Innovative Companies of the last 100 years Philips Inspired by Elektor (who else of course) we decided to have a look at some of the most innovative companies in the world over the last 100 years – Dutch super-company Philips is definitely amongst them so this is where we start. Bernard Tellegen, the inventor of […]



Kitronik supply schools and hobbyists with a range of products that are focused on ‘Design and Technology’. We have specialist skills in the electronics aspects of design and technology, and we have developed a number of our own products. Formed in 2005, we have a small but friendly team with over 10 years of electronics design experience who will be happy to support you in your needs.



The UK electronic components supplier for your electronics hobby needs. Specialist supplier of electronic components such as sensors, robotics, breakout boards, Arduino, prototyping to the hobby and educational electronics market in the UK and worldwide. We supply the components you need and have a range of helpful tutorials.
Orders must be done online.



Engine Den has been in in existence since 1985. Has been able to sustain as a private and independently-owned company throughout the years by offering the best products at the best possible prices. The goal of Engine Den was to provide a convenient source of automotive aftermarket products for the DIYer and local auto mechanics and installers.

Now, as times have changed and continue to change, we service a much broader market, including international consumers, as well as, many government agencies and municipalities. While many of our competitors have disappeared over the years, we have not only maintained, but have seen remarkable growth. Our enduring success in the marketplace is due in great part to the efficiency of our skilled and knowledgeable staff, who strive to provide superior service to every customer.

Throughout the years, Engine Den has lead the industry in parts availability, price, and customer service. But more than anything, the company has valued the hard work, dedication, and commitment of its staff.

ENGINE DEN has production lines in china that only manufactures new motor parts under our house brand FAMARU POWER.

Engine Den is committed to delivering exceptional service, from the minute you enter our Store or Web site, throughout the life of your vehicle and beyond. We look forward to seeing you in our Store, and we hope the information on our Web site will help you get to know us better.



See Ellies under head office



See under Ellies Head Office in Johannesburg



See under Ellies head office in Johannesburg



Ellies is one of the oldest electronic suppliers in South Africa – they now also have branches in Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique.

Over three decades, Ellies has become a leading Southern African manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of electronic products related to television reception, including satellite and terrestrial aerial ranges. The group is also a market leader in domestic electrical and industrial audio products, and a major importer of associated products.

Between inception in 1979 and the early 1990s, Ellies focused largely on TV aerials, accessories and spare components, and then broadened its range to include remote controls and other related accessories, expanding its customer base in the process.

In 1995, with the advent of satellite TV in the South African market, the group founded the ElSat business. ElSat pioneered the pre-paid installation voucher system, which has become the national industry benchmark —a seamless process from point of sale to installation in a consumer’s home, facilitated by the Ellies call centres.

While the product range has broadened exponentially over the years, the focus remains unchanged: providing a single, convenient and efficient source of supply for its customers —from leading retailers to independent outlets and installers.

Ellies has trading divisions in all major centres throughout South Africa as well as Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

’Ellies’ and ’ElSat’ have become household brands and the group continues to expand its product range which now includes audio, telephone and electrical accessories. The Group’s revenue is derived from the manufacture, import and distribution of TV and video equipment-related products under the ’Ellies’ brand and from the manufacture, import and distribution of satellite and associated equipment under the ’ElSat’ brand.

Megatron Federal, the infrastructural power division of Ellies, is based in Johannesburg and operating from 5 production facilities in Chloorkop (10 000sqm), the company specialises in the fields of power generation, transmission and distribution.

Ellies listed on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE Limited on 5 September 2007. As the dominant distributor of TV aerials and installation equipment to the retail, furniture, hardware and independent market, Ellies is ideally positioned to capitalise on ever increasing demand for these products in South Africa and to introduce new offerings to its extensive and diversified customer base.

2014 Technology - 3D Printer at Maker's Party


2014 Technology – The Year Ahead Brushless DC Motors, 3D printers, lathes, milling machines and of course robotics. Like most readers of technological magazines we equip ourselves with amazing gadgetry, audio which never sounds right, cars that always fail and a non-deserved flair for arrogance. 2014 is going to be tough, say the economists. No matter how […]

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