Buy One Give One at Adafruit with Black Girls CODE is back! Thank you Digi-Key! @BlackGirlsCode @digikey
Last week Adafruit launched Buy One Give One with Black Girls CODE, and it was over in just a couple hours! The goal was hit, now we’re back with more – and with Digi-Key! We’re doing this again, and thanks to Digi-Key we have added 100 more Circuit Playground Express units!
For a limited time, whenever you buy a Circuit Playground Express at the regular price of $24.95, on this page, Adafruit will automatically donate one to Black Girls CODE! The goal of Black Girls CODE is to empower young women of color ages 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators.
Black Girls CODE vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
Special thanks to Digi-Key for this round of sponsorship!
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than 9.2 million products, with over 1.8 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 800 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.
This ”Buy One Give One” is sponsored by Digi-Key and Adafruit. For “Buy One Give One” partnerships, and sponsorship information email email@example.com
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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.