July 6, 2012 AT 6:00 am

Birthday Badges – Bag upgrade!

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Twizted in the Adafruit forums writes in with an update about his bag:

Just turned 34 today and my GF got me some new badges for my birthday so I thought I would update the thread with the new ones added :)

Since the original post I’ve added Dumpster Diving, PHP Elephant (thank you for making this one!), Android, Magic Blue Smoke Monster, QR Code, and Multi-meter.

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PHP – Skill badge! - You learned PHP! PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Adafruit offers a fun and exciting “badges” of achievement for electronics, science and engineering. We believe everyone should be able to be rewarded for learning a useful skill, a badge is just one of the many ways to show and share.

This is the PHP elephant skill badge is for use with educators, classrooms, workshops, Maker Faires, TechShops, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces and around the world to reward beginners on their skill building journey!

This beautiful badge is made in the USA.

The badge is skillfully designed and sturdily made to last a life time, the backing is iron-on but the badge can also be sewn on.

One of most requested new badge for us to add was one for PHP. So we talked wth Vincent who designed the very cute PHP elephant and we now have permission to make these! The elePHPant created by Vincent PONTIER – www.elroubio.net Adafruit has permission directly from Vincent to make this wonderful badge! Read more about PHP here.

Adafruit’s embroidered badges are manufactured in partnership with AMBRO Manufacturing located in NJ, USA. AMBRO is a family owned and operated business since 1990 that celebrates open-source with Adafruit Industries. You can meet their team here. AMBRO uses non-toxic soy based, water soluble and environmentally friendly printing supplies, threads and more when possible. AMBRO has over 250 solar panels that generate 50,000 Kilowatt hours per year. Their equipment runs solar powered, so the wonderful things AMBRO and Adafruit have worked together on are made with the sun! AMBRO Manufacturing was recognized by Impressions Magazine, a leading trade publication in the garment printing and embroidery business, who published an article highlighting AMBRO and their commitment to their environmentally focused manufacturing practices. Adafruit knows you have a lot of choices as to where you spend your money and time, we hope our open-source values, commitment to green technologies and partners helps make the decision easier and fun!

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