The third annual National Robotics Week will be held this week!
We doubled our events in 2011 from our 2010 inaugural year, and hope to reach even more participants in 2012. Stay tuned and look for events near you!
Mark your calendars and watch here for more information.
The purpose of National Robotics Week is to:
Celebrate the US as a leader in robotics technology development
Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future
Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development
Inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related fields
Why is robotics important?
Robotics technology is a growing industry which creates high-tech jobs in the US
Robotics technologies are helping to improve healthcare, national defense, homeland security, energy, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, agriculture, education, consumer goods, and many other sectors
Robotics provides an exciting, hands-on way for students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
From April 9th (today) until April 15th at 11:59pm ET, 2012 we’re offering 10% off everything in our robotics category. Use code ROBOTWEEK on check out!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.