Community Update  ·  January 28, 2021

Digi-Key Provides Free Electronic Kits to CodeDay Students ⚙️

Elizabeth Qiu, Volunteer

Since CodeDay started in 2009, we’ve been able to help 56,000+ students find their place in tech at 480+ events all over the world. Many amazing partners help us make our events better, and today I’m excited to announce a new partnership for the upcoming Virtual CodeDay.

Digi-Key is the place to go for anything from integrated circuits, heat sinks, and capacitors (I think AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism teachers would approve!) to IoT kits for homes. They also care deeply about giving back to the student community, and we’re working together to help build the next generation of scientists and engineers.

This February, Digi-Key will provide 125 free (that’s right, completely free) electronics kits1—the Grove Beginner Kit—for Virtual CodeDay participants who want to attend an electronics workshop or work on an electronics project.

To get one, all you need to do is register for CodeDay. After you create your CodeDay account, you’ll be asked if you want to apply for the kit.

The kit has a bunch of cool sensors, and advanced students can also request some additional ones! Once you get one, it’s yours to keep.

You don’t need to know how to do anything with electronics or code! CodeDay provides mentors and workshops for all skill levels.

The Grove Beginner Kit that CodeDay attendees will be able to get for free!
(Photo: seeedstudio.com)

Remember, CodeDay is open to ALL students, regardless of your background (students from underrepresented communities—BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or women are particularly encouraged to join!). You do not need to know how to code to attend CodeDay. Sign up here today!2

Thanks again, Digi-Key! On behalf of CodeDay participants, I’d like to say that we’re super excited to Virtual CodeDay this February. Or should I say: we’re ec-static! 😄

1 Free electronics kits are currently only open to students in US / Canada.

2 Save the date! The next Virtual CodeDay is from February 26-28, 2021. 📆

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