Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared this week “Maker Week” in the City. It certainly feels that way to me: I’ve met so many amazing and creative people this week, from world-class engineers to Broadway dancers, and MakerFaire hasn’t even started yet! Apparently, the idea of Maker Week resonates personally with His Honor as well. The first paragraph of the “Maker Week” Proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas: I was a ham radio operator when I was a kid. After I studied engineering, got fired from the only job I ever had, and acted on a crazy idea to start my own company, I found myself soldering capacitors in a garage and still working on our prototype model in the back seat of a cab on the way to our first demonstration. Planning, building, tinkering, ripping up the plans, starting from scratch and rebuilding—such a process can be frustrating, of course, but it can also be incredibly fulfilling and rewarding.
As an NYC engineering and manufacturing firm, Adafruit is in very talented company. It’s great to see Mayor (Maker?) Mike celebrate makers this way!
Happy Maker Week!
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.