FFANT is a 501c3 non-profit public charity dedicated to improving the human condition using innovation, education, and good works.
As part of our educational mission we produce our ROB and R.O.B. computer hardware/peripheral and software products (quirky, interesting, one-off, and small batch/made-to-order/handmade educational electronics) to inspire interest in learning computer science, engineering, and electronics. ROB products are more budget-friendly, but designed to be upgradable to the same functionality as the premium R.O.B. products. We also offer custom-built RADiUM electronic devices that are universal in potential application.
Our initial products will be geared toward educational and hobby- level electronics. We intend to eventually expand to more professional scale goods.
All of the items in our charity shop are sold through "Quid Pro Quo
Contributions." This means purchasing a product and making a
donation at the same time.
The difference between the price you pay and the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the product is the amount that is deductible for federal income taxes.
For Example: Buy Price = $40 and FMV = $15, then $40 (Donation)-$15 (FMV) = $25 (Tax Deductible Amount). These amounts are explicitly shown next to the product listing.
Under the 2020 CARES Act, Congress has allowed $300 in Above-The-Line charitable deductions. This means you can take the deduction in addition to the standard deduction. We'd greatly appreciate your spending some of those funds with us!
**FULL DISCLOSURE AND DISCLAIMER: CAUTION: Our products are intended to be used by responsible adults over 18 who know how to practice safe handling of electronic components. Our custom mainboards are lead-free, but other components in our kits MAY CONTAIN LEAD (the solder used in many electronics does) and should be handled with care and kept away from children and pets. We advise you to please use gloves and wash your hands thoroughly after handling electronic components, especially when interacting with solder. If you are unable to safely handle potentially hazardous components, please do not purchase our products. We take no responsibility for any harm that may be caused by unsafe handling of our products.**