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!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.