Our goal is for all students to learn computer science and engineering as part of their regular school day. In addition to our products, we directly support this goal in the following ways:
The Finch Robot Loan Program
Since 2013 we have offered completely free loans of Finch robots to schools and libraries across the United States. Thus far over 200 organizations have borrowed Finches and we estimate that over 25,000 students have programmed a Finch due to the loan program. Currently, 850 robots are pledged to the program, with plans to increase this number to 1000 Finch robots for the 2016-2017 school year. We have also directly donated over 275 Finch robots to the organizations participating in the loan program. Applications for the loan program are collected in the spring. Read more about the Finch loan program.
CSTA 1% Pledge
Since 2012, we have pledged 1% of our net profits to the Computer Science Teacher's Association. We are thrilled to be a blue level sponsor of the CSTA, whose important work supports and promotes the teaching of computer science by providing resources, standards, professional development, and research.
Arduino at Heart
The Hummingboard Duo is an Arduino at Heart product. A percentage of every sale goes to the Arduino organization to continue developing the tools and infrastructure that have allowed us, and so many others, to build awesome, empowering products.
We have directly donated over 200 Finch robots to a number of organizations, including a donation of 48 Finches to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.