Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin — a veteran of two space shuttle missions to build the International Space Station — will judge a new online fundraising competition to support science education beyond the classroom.
Melvin will co-judge the Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge, a competition that calls on teachers to submit ideas for projects that can inspire students to learn about math and science outside of school. Later this summer, the panel will select five winning projects that will each receive $5,000.
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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.