Visit Digi-Key at Maker Faire Bay Area 2019
Digi-Key is again a proud sponsor of Maker Faire Bay Area. Being an electronics distributor, we cater to Makers of all kinds. If you need a single resistor, a development board, soldering irons, or EDA tools to get your project done, we have it all ready to ship out same day. Digi-Key has hundreds of traditional suppliers such as TE, TI, Microchip, ADI, and many more. In the Maker space a few of our suppliers include Adafruit, Sparkfun, Seeed Studio, Raspberry Pi, Kitronik, Lulzbot, Bantam Tools, Arduino, DF Robot, Pimoroni, and many others.
Stop by our booth to see what is new at Digi-Key and check out some of the latest technology from our Maker suppliers. We have some really fun and exciting demos ready to show you! The prize garage is a staple at these shows to give you a chance to win great prizes and products from Digi-Key. Ask us about Maker.io’s design roadmap to find out how to take your product from concept to production and all of the steps along the way.
We will have our Resident Geeks in the booth for the entire show. Try to stump them – ask them about their new Another Teaching Moment videos. The Resident Geeks are a double feature of great engineering minds with a side of craziness. If you spend a few minutes with them, you will know what I mean. Ashley and Kyle are ready to walk you through the Digi-Key booth!
Don't forget to grab this year’s re-designed “Handy Dandy Boards Guide” that compares all the latest maker-friendly technology and add-on boards! Some of these board will now be available through the Maker Shed! We couldn’t be more excited for you to take some of these products home with you this year. Let your creativity run wild.
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This year Digi-Key is doing something new that we are really excited about. We will be hosting a Learn to Breadboard activity next to Google’s Learn to Solder activity. Each participant will breadboard a light sensing buzzer circuit, and once they’re done they can grab a limited edition pin that shows off their new skill. Learn more at www.Maker.io/L2B
Last year’s Zip Halo Coaster Workshop was so popular that we needed to come up with something equally as awesome this year. So, there was no better choice than Pimoroni’s enviro:bit! After this workshop attendees will know how to program the micro:bit to tell them the temperature, detect sound, and decipher color. This is limited to 30 participants, so make sure you sign up to reserve your spot!
What is Maker Faire?
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, hobbyist, engineers, science clubs, authors, artist, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event.
Inspired by something you saw at Maker Faire? Check out Maker.io for more projects and innovation.
The :MOVE mini buggy kit for the BBC micro:bit provides a fun introduction to robotics. The :MOVE mini is a 2 wheeled robot that is suitable for autonomous operation, remote control projects via a Bluetooth application or being controlled using a second BBC micro:bit as a controller via the microbits radio functionality.View Details
The MeArm microbit orange version is an easy-to-build robot arm kit that's designed to get children (and adults) learning about technology, engineering and programming. It's been expressly designed to be easy to build (age 11+) and use.View Details
Circuit Playground Express1528-2280-ND
Pimoroni Pi Zero W Scroll Bot1778-1121-ND
The Scroll Bot Kit combines the Pi Zero W with the swish Scroll pHAT HD board, and masquerades as a friendly orange robot, perfect for sitting on your desk or on a shelf.View Details
Pimoroni Pi Zero W Pirate Radio1778-1120-ND
This kit has everything you'll need, including a Pi Zero W, the flash pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp, a 5W speaker, and a beautifully retro acrylic enclosure to make it look the business.View Details
Pimoroni Pi Zero W OctoCam1778-1122-ND
OctoCam uses a little Pi Zero camera; the most compact way to add a camera to your Pi. It uses the same 5MP sensor as the original Pi camera, so it works out of the box with your Pi, in the same way as the official Pi cameras.View Details
Pimoroni Pi Zero W Mood Light1778-1119-ND
This Mood Light Kit has everything you'll need to build a sleek looking light that evokes a real pendant light, and uses a Unicorn pHAT board with 32 programmable RGB Neopixel LEDs.View Details
Picade Desktop Retro Arcade Machine1778-1233-ND
The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine. Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that's ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best.View Details
PocketBeagle is an ultra-tiny-yet-complete open-source USB-key-fob computer. PocketBeagle features an incredible low cost, slick design, and simple usage, making it the ideal development board for beginners and professionals alike.View Details
The NeoTrellis M4 is an all-in-one USB + NeoPixel + Elastomer + Audio board. It's powered by a chip-in-the-world, the SAMD51, a Cortex M4 core running at 120 MHz.View Details
Just slot in your micro:bit, then code enviro:bit with the block-based Microsoft MakeCode editor, or with MicroPython in the Mu code editor.View Details
Makeblock Codey Rockey1890-1082-ND
Codey Rocky is a powerful entry-level robot that includes a variety of built-in programmable components. The combination of easy-to-use robotics hardware with Makeblock’s software and apps allows Codey Rocky to increase the fun of learning to code with audio and visual effects.View Details
mBot Educational Robotics Platform1890-1012-ND
mBot is a friendly, affordable, Arduino compatible, entry-level robot for enjoyable electronics education. Users can unleash their imagination and make mBot come alive with simple Scratch-based drag-and-drop programming blocks.View Details
Huzzah32 ESP32 Feather Board1528-2181-ND
It has a built-in USB-to-Serial converter, automatic bootloader reset, Lithium Ion/Polymer charger, and just about all the GPIOs brought out so you can use it with any of the Feather Wings.View Details
Similar to Espressif's previous ESP8266, ESP32 is an 802.11 b/g/n/e/i 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi-compatible microcontroller, but adds support for Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and Bluetooth low energy (BLE, BT4.0, Bluetooth Smart), and nearly 30 GPIO.View Details
Raspberry Pi 3 A+1690-1028-ND
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 range. Like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, it boasts a 64-bit quad core processor running at 1.4 GHz, dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE.View Details
Arduboy Game Kit Arduino1597-1454-ND
Arduboy is an open platform for people to play, create and share games. A game system the size of a credit card. Choose your favorite classic game from the completely free Arduboy Arcade.View Details
Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit568-13832-ND
Rapid IoT prototyping kit (SLN-RPK-NODE) is a comprehensive, secure, and power-optimized IoT end-node solution with a user-friendly development environment that enables users to quickly take their idea to a proof-of-concept.View Details
Edge Development Board Apollo31568-DEV-15170-ND
The cloud is impressively powerful but all-the-time connection requires power and connectivity that may not be available. Edge computing handles discrete tasks such as determining if someone said, 'start washer' and responds accordingly.View Details
PSoC Pioneer IoT Shield1568-1813-ND
The Pioneer IoT Add-On Shield is a unique board designed to add more functionality to the PSoC 6 from Cypress while remaining useful and practical for plenty of other Internet of Things applications.View Details
Lulzbot Mini 2 3D Printer1942-1000-ND
Mini 2 versatile, high-performance desktop 3D printer is engineered to deliver premium results print after print. The open-source LulzBot Mini 2 provides improved print quality and faster cycle times.View Details
Bantam Tools Desktop PCB1932-1000-ND
Bantam Tools' desktop PCB milling machine is fast, easy, and affordable, all while delivering professional, reliable, and precision milling. The PCB milling tool means no more waiting on external PCB shops.View Details
Adafruit CRICKIT Boards1528-2XXX-ND
Make a robot friend with Adafruit's CRICKIT - A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It's an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino.View Details