RS supports makers with Adafruit deal
RS Components has signed a distribution agreement with Adafruit, which supplies hardware, tools, equipment and electronics to makers and hobbyists.
Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to over 50+ employees has its factory based in the heart of New York City.
RS already stocks a number of Adafruit products, and the new deal extends this to the entire line up of current Adafruit products, including its boards and accessories for Raspberry Pi and Arduino. These are available to RS Components customers worldwide.
“Adafruit is a well-respected provider of maker and hobbyist products aimed at a highly diverse range of ages and skills. This is important to our growing user base of students and innovators,” said RS product manager Rob Maycroft.”
Adafruit founder Limor Fried added “This global agreement with RS will help us extend our reach to ensure that engineers, developers and makers across the world have fast and easy access to our electronics and more.”
We will also be sharing some of our favourite Adafruit content on DesignSpark.com every week, showcasing some excellent DIY projects and tutorials.
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