Let The Smoke Out With This Merit Badge

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Let The Smoke Out With This Merit Badge

Adafuit has a new product, a “magic smoke” badge for those of us who have fried a component — so basically, anyone who has tinkered with electronics.

Sometimes you need celebrate mistakes. Adafruit offers a fun and exciting “badges” of achievement for electronics, science and engineering. We believe everyone should be able to be rewarded for learning a useful skill, a badge is just one of the many ways to show and share.

This is the “I learned something, the magic blue smoke monster showed me” badge for use at classrooms, workshops, Maker Faires, TechShops and around the world to reward beginners on their skill building journey!

10 thoughts on “Let The Smoke Out With This Merit Badge

  1. Kevin Gunn says:

    Because a $25 chip will *always* sacrifice itself to save a nickel resistor…

    1. Anonymous says:

      the acronym i have for the converted $25 chip is PSB = Poly Silicon Blob…

  2. Anonymous says:

    wonder what the costs would be for hainve these on coffee cups with the caption… i have a group of designers that would love em… :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could have one with a capacitor – the first component I liberated Magic Smoke from.

    “Hopefully they didn’t really need a 50V cap there, because all I have is a 25V and I need to test…” – famous last words before nearly falling off my workbench stool when the cap blew at me.

  4. Ron Amundson says:

    The magnitude of the smoke & fireworks display is proportional to the media coverage for the unveiling of the first public prototype. Newspaper = smoke, tv reporter & cameraman = major smoke + fire,

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