Science like a girl! Feast your eyes on this super special anniversary edition of Smore Magazine, a science magazine for smart young girls who can’t stop wondering about the world around them. We love Smore (or, Science-more!) for their fun and un-intimidating issues and for their dedication towards equal representation of women in STEM. Far more than a stereotypical “girly” magazine, Smore was created to inspire girls with fun, engaging content, and by sharing stories of successful women in STEM fields.
This issue features Limor “Ladyada” Fried with a fantastic write-up on how she got started in DIY electronics and building her own company. Scared by the idea of troubleshooting a project that doesn’t immediately work right? In Limor’s words, “To succeed, you have to get pretty comfortable with failing.” We believe building resilience is a great life lesson for young girls, not just for electronics.
Also featured in this issue is Jordan Reeves, a brilliant young tinkerer who built her own purple unicorn-horn arm prosthetic that shoots glitter (!!!). What will you be inspired to make, build, code in your life?
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.