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September 2020

USA Science and Engineering Festival- SciFest 2020

In this newsletter, we are sharing updates on

  • September Specials (DISCOUNTS and FREE THINGS)
  • International Sales
  • Worldwide Partner Network
  • Gearbox Labs Events
  • STEAM News - Internet of Things (ARDUINO)


September Specials


Free Starter Guide and Kit Parts Sticker

For those of you who purchased an early version (before February 2020) of one of our kits, we want to send you a free parts location sticker. We also would like to send you a free Starter Guide. The guide has helpful hints, links, and a parts guide.

The parts sticker adheres to the inside of the top cover of the starter, training, or single station kit. Send us an email if you are interested in receiving these and we will mail it out to you for free. 

NOTE: We can only send these to confirmed purchasers of the book and/or kits. You can also download the Starter Guide from the store for free. 

FUTURE Scholarship Stickers

Support our scholarship program by purchasing a "Future" sticker set. In December we will be posting information on the Gearbox Labs scholarship program. Proceeds from each sticker set sold goes to our scholarship program. To order your Future Coder, Engineer, and Scientist stickers click here.

Free Virtual Tinkercad Workshops (English and Spanish Versions)- It's not too late!

Gearbox Labs is partnering with Mead Public Library and is offering two free workshops on Tinkercad. Tinkercad is the free online application we use to teach digital prototyping and coding in our book. There are two versions of the workshop. One series will be taught in English and the other series taught in Spanish. The workshops start in September are on four Saturdays. The workshops are one hour each. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. See the links for more details or to sign up for the workshops. The workshops are for Tinkercad beginners and targeted for ages 10 and up. Workshops will be interactive and will be taught by Isabel Mendiola and Peter Haydock. You will need high-speed internet and a free Tinkercad account before starting with us.

EXTENDED - Starter Classroom Kit Bundles

Order one ore more Starter Classroom Kit Bundles between now and October 31st and you will receive five (5) additional books ($300 value). See the store website for details. No limit on orders.

STEAM Edtion Books

Steam Edition books will be on sale between now and the end of October for $45. This is a 25% ($15) savings over the regular price. No limit on orders. Shipping and Handling extra.

Mini-Kits are Hot

Check out our mini-kits before they sell out (again).

International Shipping Update

Gearbox Labs has a new shipping contract with DHL. If you order directly through Gearbox Labs' online store or place an order, you can take advantage of our shipping rates. The rates are up to an 87% discount from DHL list.


Worldwide Partner Network


World Map of Gearbox Labs' Partner Locations

News from our partners. We want to welcome EGB4 Technologies to our team. EGB4 will represent us in South and Central America, parts of Africa, and the Middle East. 

  • EGB4 Technologies

    South and Central America
    Saudi Arabia


    Saudi Arabia
  • Felta Multi-media 

    Check out Felta's Online Store as they will be listing our mini-kits shortly.

  • CodeCreates 
    United Kingdom

    CodeCreates is ramping up its offerings of books and kits from Gearbox Labs and others.
    Shop the CodeCreates store here.

  • KUTYEI - RoboCoder
    South Africa

    Located in Pretoria, South Africa, Tinago and Roy are building a business to teach robotics and coding skills to students. Robocoder will be using content from The ARDUINO® Classroom: STEAM Edition in their workshops and online courses. 
  • Frisco ISD & TIPS Contract (TEXAS)
    Gearbox Labs has been awarded a contract to sell its curriculum, kits, and workshops to Texas schools. For more information click here
    We are also in the purchasing systems of several school districts in Texas. Check with your local district and if we are not in yours, use the contact form to reach out to us here.

  • Gearbox Store
    See all of the offerings of Gearbox Labs at the online store.



Gearbox Labs Events


Free Virtual Tinkercad Workshops (English and Spanish Versions)

September 26, 2020 English workshop series continues.

USA Science and Engineering Festival: SciFest

September 26 - October 3, 2020

We will be presenting live interactive demonstrations of our work from 9 am until 3 pm US Central Time each day. Free registration. Click here for more details.


USA Science and Engineering Festival: SciFest

September 26 - October 3, 2020

We will be presenting live interactive demonstrations of our work from 9 am until 3 pm US Central Time each day. Free registration. Click here for more details.


Free Virtual Tinkercad Workshops (English and Spanish Versions)

October 3, 2020 Spanish workshop series continues

Wisconsin Science Festival

Gearbox Labs will be presenting a two virtual workshops WSF.  We will be presenting the workshop  USING TINKERCAD TO DESIGN SCIENTIFIC SENSORS on October 15-16, 2020. Click here for more details.

Maker Carnival: Shanghai

We will be participating in the Maker Carnival Shanghai on October 14th-18th. Watch our events page for more details.

Mead Public Library Girls in Tech Day

Gearbox Labs is excited to be joining Mead for a second year on October 17, 2020. Isabel Mendiola will be presenting at the Tea and Tech Day. For more information and to register click here. NASA/Jet Propulsion Engineer, Janelle Wellons will be the keynote speaker.


Wisconsin Association of Talented and Gifted: Virtual Teen Conference

WATG is hosting the 2020 Virtual Teen Conference, presented by Gearbox Labs on October 18, 2020, from 9 am until Noon. Join authors Isabel Mendiola and Peter Haydock as they work with attendees on project 6 from their curriculum. Explore engineering design, coding in C/C++, and physical computing. WATG does have scholarships for this workshop For registration and additional information click here.

We have developed custom kits for this workshop and will be offering special discounts on our accompanying book and completion kit for participants. Information on how to take advantage of these specials will be included in your kit package.


Wisconsin Association of Talented and Gifted

We are doing a virtual exhibit with WATG this year October, 19 and 20, 2020. We are also presenting a session on grouping gifted students in STEM classrooms.

STEM Teachers Expo

Join us for a STEM+C workshop at the STEM Teachers Expo on October 24th. Register for the virtual conference here.

sySTEM NOW Virtual Conference 

October 29, 2020. More details will be posted shortly and can be found here




More information coming soon.


More information coming soon.


Maker Faire Rome

We will be exhibiting and presenting a workshop.

Hour of Code - Plymouth Public Library


BETT - London


  • Introduction to Arduino®

    A short introductory course to build skills using the Arduino UNO. In this course, you will build 6 Arduino Projects. The projects are numbers 1, 2, 4, 6, and 16 from The ARDUINO Classroom: STEAM Edition and a project of your own design. To learn more click here.

  • Scientific Sensors and Arduino®

    A course to build skills using scientific sensors and the Arduino UNO. This course is designed and facilitated by the curriculum authors Isabel Mendiola M.Ed. and Peter Haydock, M.L.I.S In this course, you will build 6 Arduino Projects. The projects are numbers 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, and 22 (light, color, heartbeat, pH, soil moisture, and temperature) from The ARDUINO Classroom: STEAM Edition. Resources include project videos, reference videos, reference web pages, diagrams, and photos. If you run into a jamb, the authors will video conference with you to troubleshoot your projects. Take short section quizzes to demonstrate your understanding. To learn more click here.

  • Full Course

    We are currently developing a course for all 25 projects in The ARDUINO® Classroom: STEAM Edition. Watch our website for more information.

These courses are available for licensing to a school server or hosted on our servers.


Headlines that we have found instructive and interesting. This month we have an emphasis on the Internet of Things

2020 Connector Industry News


10 Powerful Internet Of Things (IoT) Examples Of 2020 (Real-World Apps)


10 Best IoT Development Tools and Technologies in 2020


New Arduino Internet of Things (IoT) development platform launched


SIEMENS Store (Arduino)


Top IoT App Development Platforms and Tools to Use in 2020


Top 10 Most Popular Real-World Applications of IoT in 2020


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