Last Thursday at the Digg Million User Celebration, Ladyada of Adafruit Industries and Phillip Torrone (Make Magazine) debuted their new, open source Digg Button Kits (v1.0). The kits contain multiple components that when soldered together create are really cool manual LED Digg Button that you can digg up to 999 and then reset back to 0. Who knows, maybe someone will be able to configure these to work with the new Digg API.
The kits help teach people beginner electronics, including soldering and programing microcontrollers. Adafruit Industries have even setup some new hacks, mods and projects for the Digg Buttons and they are selling the kits for $15 each, with $1 of each purchase being donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The Digg kit was created when Phillip Torrone (Makezine.com), Kevin Rose (Digg.com) and (Ladyada) met up for a drink. We thought it might be interesting to inspire the next generation of technologists and hobbyists who frequent Digg with a fun and easy project that not only teaches but is a lot of fun.