A few weeks ago, I biked over to YDI looking for some tools and was quite pleased to see that in addition to the familiar offering of Velleman and similar kits, there were items from Sparkfun, Arduino and of course Adafruit. Better still, I saw 2 kids who looked to be middle school age perusing the kits. It makes me think we can look forward to a new generation of makers who grew up accustomed to the thrill of creating something for themselves, and who will not settle for a flawed commercial product when they can make it better.
YDI is a great store, good to see another reason to shop there
Ydi is the best toy store ever. My kids were in awe.
Yay! A while back, Sparkfun solicited suggestions for what stores they should try to get their stuff into, and I (and others) suggested YDI. I was thrilled to see some of their stuff there later. Very psyched to hear that Adafruit is now represented there as well. Can’t wait to go see in person. I just wish they’d get rid of (what appear to me to be) Arduino clones.