Streaming LIVE from Discovery’s Global Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Tune in at the top of each hour to experience careers in modern manufacturing.
11:00 am -11:15 am ET – Celebrating MFG Day
12:00 – 12:15 pm ET – Crowdsourcing Careers
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm ET – Designing the Future
Join us in celebrating MFG Day as we stream LIVE to classrooms across the country from Discovery’s Global Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. Tune in at the top of each hour to experience careers in modern manufacturing, engage in interactive activities and see just how diverse and innovative the opportunities are for students who transform passions into a future in STEM.
11:00am – 11:15am ET – Celebrating MFG Day
Learn all about MFG Day, why it was started and how modern manufacturing is a force through which careers of all skills and specialties are possible. Engage in a mythbusting activity to test your manufacturing IQ.
12:00pm-12:15pm ET – Crowdsourcing Careers
Meet real-world manufacturing professionals and participate in a global collaborative project that connects classrooms to STEM careers across the globe. Come prepared with the name of a STEM career you can share.
1:00pm-1:15pm ET – Designing the Future
Create a robot, design a shoe and investigate applications of 3D printing. We will focus on Manufacture Your Future’s resources, and how they can directly apply to your students as they explore their interests and strengths.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.