In 1969, millions of people watched Neil Armstrong’s Moon-walk on television thanks to the signals received by satellite dishes including the Parkes Radio Telescope. “I think it’s an overlooked Australian contribution to that incredible moment in history,” she added.
Founded in the UK in 2012 by Clare Sutcliffe, the Australian branch of the worldwide network for children aged 9 to 11 launched in Australia in 2014. Since then, almost 1,000 Code Clubs have formed across Australia with nearly 50,000 kids — and around half of those are girls.
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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.