It’s holiday season, this means cards and gifts from vendors (check out this cool UPS card here) – What did we get from Digi-Key Electronics? This handy wall calendar / poster! What is DigiKey? They are a worldwide distributor of electronic components, from small quantities for prototype design to large volumes for production. We use them a lot here at Adafruit and have for years, they’re one of our favorite companies and this is the poster they sent us – pictured here, Ladyada & Teddy!
Here’s a cool history tid-bit about them from Wikipedia:
Digi-Key is the fourth largest electronic component distributor in North America and a broad-line distributor of board level components. It ranks as the fifth largest electronic component distributor in the world. Ronald Stordahl founded the company in 1972 and its name is a reference to the “Digi-Keyer Kit”, a digital electronic keyer kit that he developed and marketed to amateur radio enthusiasts. He continues to privately own the company.
Special shout out to our Dig-Key friends: David, Kristof, Michelle, Randall & more…
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.