If you are an experimenter or maker, want to learn about other people’s awesome projects, want to inspire local students, or want to be part of a new creative community, join or contact us! We have a workspace (through a partnership with the Open Design Lab), some tools and equipment, and various resources for skills training and interdisciplinary collaboration.
What we do:
Empower student creativity
Celebrate hands-on experimentation
STEAM: STEM + Arts
Explore cutting edge technologies
Promote collaborative learning
How we do it:
Tools and space to build “anything”
K-12 activities and presentations
Share news of contests/funding (last year: $2M) and local events
Workshops to teach skills
Each Tuesday is EducationTuesday here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts about educators and all things STEM. Adafruit supports our educators and loves to spread the good word about educational STEM innovations!
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.