Since my first attempt at science engagement, which involved a very popular museum of body parts, I ran huge events like the Oxfordshire Science Festival, to workshops, in the smallest of primary schools. But mostly, I have been listening to, and observing, what kids say about science–they love it! When it is hands-on, and they are free to explore their thoughts and ideas; and to what parents say which is so often something like, “I might have liked science, but it was SO boring at school”.
Along the way, I have gathered together a team of equally passionate, (and let’s be frank) quirky individuals, who have all worked tirelessly, to package up our mission into a humble box, ready to unleash a love of curiosity, in your home.
We truly hope you find that The Curiosity Box, delivers that warming feeling of family time well spent, a niggling need to ask questions, and most of all, the confidence your children need to start doing their own science!
Today is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.
Please promote and share #ALD18 with your friends and family so we can promote and share with all of the world wide web!
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.