Adafruit is an open-source hardware company that designs and sells DIY electronics kits, components, and tools. Their products target makers, hobbyists, and educators with a focus on electronics education and innovation.
Founded in 2005 by engineer Limor Fried, also known as Ladyada.
Started as a blog to document and share Limor's electronic projects and tutorials.
Expanded to selling kits and components, and now has a wide range of products and tutorials.
Major milestone in 2014 with the release of the Adafruit Trinket, a low-cost and small-form-factor microcontroller board.
Has won several awards and recognitions, including being inducted into the Maker Hall of Fame in 2016.
Similar to Adafruit with a wide range of electronics products and tutorials. Known for their RedBoard, an Arduino-compatible board.
Focuses on open-source hardware and offers a wide range of kits and components. Has a strong presence in the Chinese market.
Electronic components distributor that offers a vast selection of components and tools. Targets a broader customer base than Adafruit, including professionals.
A family of small, portable, and low-power development boards. Ideal for IoT and wearable projects.
An educational platform aimed at teaching kids about electronics and programming. Comes with a set of sensors, LEDs, and a microcontroller.
An Arduino-compatible development board that has several versions with different features and form factors. Suitable for a wide range of projects.
Adafruit accepts returns within 30 days of purchase. Products must be in new condition and in the original packaging, and the customer is responsible for return shipping fees.
Yes, Adafruit ships worldwide. Shipping rates and times vary depending on the destination and shipping method.
Adafruit products support a wide range of programming languages, including Arduino, CircuitPython, and MicroPython.
Yes, Adafruit has an Educators Discount Program that offers a 10% discount to educators who want to use Adafruit products in their classroom.
No, Adafruit does not have a physical store. However, they do have a warehouse in New York City that customers can pick up their orders from by appointment.