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Catapult - Skill badge, iron-on patch

SKU: ADA662

$8.50 AUD, inc GST
$7.73 AUD, exc GST
Catapult - Skill badge, iron-on patch
8.5 AUD

SKU: ADA662

$8.50 AUD, inc GST
$7.73 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 129 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Fri, 27th of Oct with Express Post within Australia.

You made a catapult! Adafruit offers a fun and exciting "badges" of achievement for electronics, science and engineering. Adafruit 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 "Catapult" badge for use with educators, classrooms, workshops, Maker Faires, TechShops, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces and around the world to reward beginners on their skill building journey!

This beautiful badge is made in the USA.

The badge is skillfully designed and sturdily made to last a life time, the backing is iron-on but the badge can also be sewn on.

A catapult is a device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices—particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines. Although the catapult has been used since ancient times, it has proven to be one of the most effective mechanisms during warfare. The word 'catapult' comes from the Latin 'catapulta', which in turn comes from the Greek καταπέλτης (katapeltēs), itself from (kata), "downwards" + πάλλω (pallō), "to toss, to hurl". Catapults were invented by the ancient Greeks - Wikipedia.

Adafruit's embroidered badges are manufactured in partnership with AMBRO Manufacturing located in NJ, USA. AMBRO is a family owned and operated business since 1990 that celebrates open-source with Adafruit Industries. You can meet their team here. AMBRO uses non-toxic soy based, water soluble and environmentally friendly printing supplies, threads and more when possible. AMBRO has over 250 solar panels that generate 50,000 Kilowatt hours per year. Their equipment runs solar powered, so the wonderful things AMBRO and Adafruit have worked together on are made with the sun! AMBRO Manufacturing was recognized by Impressions Magazine, a leading trade publication in the garment printing and embroidery business, who published an article highlighting AMBRO and their commitment to their environmentally focused manufacturing practices. Adafruit knows you have a lot of choices as to where you spend your money and time, Adafruit hope Adafruit's open-source values, commitment to green technologies and partners helps make the decision easier and fun!

Technical Details

Size: 2.0" x 2.0" (50mm x 50mm).

Adafruit and AMBRO will be publishing the embroidery machine files as "open-source". The files were optimized for:

  • Tajima professional multi-head embroidery machine
  • SWF professional multi-head embroidery machine
  • SWF Professional single head embroidery machine

License for embroidery machine files: Creative commons, attribution, share-alike. Please note: The embroidery machine file(s) will be posted on GitHub after the badges are completed.

Documentation and Resources:

Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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