We at Digi-Key are very excited to partner with our good friends at Adafruit and Girls Who Code… For every Adafruit Circuit Playground Digi-Key sells, we will share the love and donate a custom Digi-Key edition to Girls Who Code for their programs.
All three companies share the same passion – teaching girls about STEM and technology. “We didn’t have the term Maker in 1972, but if we had it would have described our founder and how we got started. We want to see the next generation of innovators get started.” Dave Doherty, President of Digi-Key Electronics.
“Digi-Key’s and Adafruit’s support will provide hundreds of Girls Who Code participants extended learning platforms and allow them to deepen their understanding of computational thinking and coding,” said Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide this technology to our participants and we’re excited to see what they create using it.”
One of our chief goals at Adafruit is to get more women, especially young women, more involved in engineering. To this end, we couldn’t have asked for better partners to work with for this initiative. We are so thankful for Digi-Key’s support and excited that Girls Who Code will be the recipient of these learning tools.
If you want a Circuit Playground, want to support an amazing organization like Girls Who Code, or do both, visit Digi-Key’s website and buy some Circuit Playgrounds!
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.