“Learning electronics” skill badges from Adafruit Industries – In a week or so we will be including “learning electronics” skill badges in some of our kits & tool packs at Adafruit Industries. The first one is “learning to solder” – if you’re new to electronics, we’ll have a special bundle of tools, a kit and limited edition “badge” to show the world you’re proficient in soldering, once you complete the tutorials and kit that is!
We will have a variety of badges, the first is soldering – others include:
- LEDs (with conductive thread & real LED!)
- Open source hardware
- Reverse engineering
- Dumpster diving
- Laser cutting
- WaveBubble 🙂
Our badges are made in the USA!
“Merit (or skill) badges” have a rich history as well as some modern adaptations. Let’s take a look!
Over the last few years there have been some amazing “badges” – the first ones that caught our eyes were the Science scout badges “ORDER OF THE SCIENCE SCOUTS OF EXEMPLARY REPUTE AND ABOVE AVERAGE PHYSIQUE” from The Science Creative Quarterly.
Next up, “Nerd merit badges“…. Inbox zero and open source!
There’s also a great “spoof” merit badge store online!
Excited? Stop back here next week for more details on the Adafruit badges! As we complete each badge we are releasing the artwork with Creative Common licensing so others can create badges too – this project is by Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone.
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