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 "Perl" badge for use with educators
, classrooms, workshops, Maker Faires
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.
Badged created with permission by the Perl Foundation.
Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming
language. Though Perl is not officially an acronym, there are various
backronyms in use, such as: Practical Extraction and Reporting Language.
Perl was originally developed by Larry Wall in 1987 as a
general-purpose Unix scripting language to make report processing
easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions. The
latest major stable revision is 5.16, released in May 2012. Perl 6 is a
complete redesign of the language, announced in 2000 and still under
active development as of 2012.
The Perl Foundation is
dedicated to the advancement of the Perl programming language through
open discussion, collaboration, design, and code. It coordinates the
efforts of numerous grass-roots Perl-based groups,
including:International Yet Another Perl Conferences; Carries the legal
responsibility for Perl 5 and Perl 6; perl.org; Perl Mongers; PerlMonks.
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, we hope our open-source values,
commitment to green technologies and partners helps make the decision
easier and fun!