Today we are proud to announce the launch of a new SparkFun website - learn.sparkfun.com. This new website is the home of the semi-recently formed SparkFun Department of Education and represents SparkFun's commitment to helping bring embedded electronics into the classroom.
Why an octopus? That's Ludus - the Education mascot.
The SparkFun Department of Education is captained by Director Lindsay Levkoff, Ph.D., and is dedicated to improving the way today's youth participates in and views science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The Department of Education is extremely excited to have the new website up and running. As Lindsay puts it, "Our hope is that the open source model SparkFun embraces as a company will improve the overall affordability and accessibility of technology and will greatly enhance a student’s classroom experience while learning about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). We want to support a community that is dedicated to sharing knowledge and reigniting the passion for learning, playing and creating.”
Ultimately, the new education website will play host to an extensive selection of tutorials, resources, and education-based kits. SparkFun is very excited to be on the frontline of bringing physical computing into the classroom. So give the website a look - it is still a work in progress, but we are excited with the direction this journey is taking us!