Black Lives Matter Education & Workshop Kit

  • Description-


    The Black Lives Matter Education & Workshop Kit is an open-source design the Adafruit team published during the peaceful demonstrations for social justice in the summer of 2020 ( As a company and culture we came together to make our voices heard, share the pain we all had, the anger, and then work together for equality and justice in our communities ( We listened to each other, we marched, we donated our time, resources, we distributed PPE at community events, we came together.

    The kit is a snapshot in time, a time capsule of what we did together, and what we can build together going forward. The kit can be used for learn-to-code events remotely or in person when gatherings are safe post-COVID. We wanted to make something that would continue to emphasize the moment, is a movement.

    The kits will never be for sale from Adafruit, they will be donated to learning-to-code organizations, social justice groups, and events.

    This education and workshop kit features a Cortex M0+ processor that can run Arduino or CircuitPython.

    • USB Type C connector - If you have only Micro B cables, this adapter will come in handy.
    • ATSAMD21E18 32-bit Cortex M0+ - 48 MHz 32 bit processor with 256KB Flash and 32 KB RAM
    • Native USB supported by every OS - can be used in Arduino or CircuitPython as USB serial console, MIDI, Keyboard/Mouse HID, even a little disk drive for storing Python scripts.
    • Can be used with Arduino IDE or CircuitPython
    • Power with 2 x AAA batteries, rechargeable or alkaline
    • Six side-lighting RGB NeoPixel LEDs
    • Four Capacitive Touch pads - they can also be used as digital/analog pins
    • Light Sensor
    • Sound Sensor (microphone)
    • Red 'pin 13' LED
    • On / Off switch
    • Reset switch for starting your project code over or entering bootloader mode
    • Lanyard hole