SparkFun Donates to Fundi Bots

Sep 8, 2011   //   by The Resident Fundi   //   Blog  //  4 Comments

We’re excited to announce of first electronics kit donation/sponsorship, courtsey of the the really cool girls and guys at SparkFun.

I buy almost all my electronics kit from SparkFun and a few weeks back, I reached out them asking if they could subsidize prices for us or if they had a philanthropic arm. It turns out they do have an Education Outreach Department that caters to projects and initiatives like Fundi Bots.

They graciously accepted to send us three SparkFun Inventor’s Kits (Arduino based), plus two CDs of software, well written and documented teacher’s guides and assorted learning material. Actual monetary value is north of $450 dollars (computed cost of purchase and shipping). Fundi Bots value: Priceless.

We’ll definitely be using the learning and teaching material extensively in our school outreach program, and internally as well, since the material is that good. See photos below for details.

Three Sets of SparkFun Inventor's Kits

Eagle Software and SparkFun teaching & learning materials

The boxed contents of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit

The unboxed contents of the SparkFun Inventor's Kit

Thank you SparkFun, you guys R.O.C.K all sorts of awesome.

 

4 Comments

  • woo-hoo!!

    Thank you SparkFun!!!

    • Indeed! Way too cool, those guys.

  • I really like what you guys are doing. It’s impressive!!!

  • Huh? Hooray Sparkfun! Go Fundibots!

Links & Stuff

We've listed some useful places, contacts, friends, vendors and sponsors below. We hope you find them useful.

Friends

  • The Rogue King Founder’s blog. Rants and raves about everything and nothing.

Resources

Sponsors

  • Google RISE. We won a grant from these awesome folk!
  • Node Six Generously providing hosting, design & maintenance for Fundi Bots.
  • Spark Fun Have given us lots of awesome education dev kits.

Vendors

  • Solarbotics Vendors of some seriously cool electronics and robotics parts.
  • SparkFun They sell electronics but they are also passionate tinkerers.