We are celebrating Ada Lovelace Day today. We do only one big sale per year and this is it. 10% off everything (except items that cannot be back ordered like the clock kits, these are not on sale). What’s on sale? Our kits, items like Arduinos & tools are all 10% off and many other items which are never on sale, this is a great deal! How do you get 10% off? ON CHECK OUT USE CODE LADYADA. That’s it! This sale does not apply for resellers and please be patient with estimated shipping times, if we receive a lot of orders it will take us an extra day to ship them.
If you’re looking to spark the mind of a friend, daughter, sister, cousin, mother, aunt, anyone really — electronics is a wonderful hobby and perhaps a career. We’re doing this sale with the hopes of turning on some minds to science, engineering and curiosity about how things work. We hope you enjoy the sale, the projects and the content we have planned for today.
In addition to the sale we’re also going to do a post per hour for the next 24 hours (stop back each hour!). Every hour we’ll feature a woman we admire who is doing amazing work right in the tech/maker/art/science space. This is our list, 24 isn’t enough, but it’s a start – here’s another great list on the Anita Borg site.
We’ll start with who this wonderful day is named after 🙂
Who was Ada? Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programs for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognized. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, whatever they do. It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is, what gender you are, what language you blog in, or what you normally blog about – everyone is invited.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
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