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!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.