Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women to work for NASA during its formative years. Their impact and work was crucial to the success of the agency’s Mercury and Apollo missions.
Do you know their story? If not, you will soon.
Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer are bringing their important story to life in the highly anticipated film, Hidden Figures.
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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.