March 29, 2011 AT 3:36 pm

Q&A: Open Source Electronics Pioneer Limor Fried on the DIY Revolution – WIRED

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Q&A: Open Source Electronics Pioneer Limor Fried on the DIY Revolution @ WIRED

Limor Fried is a maker’s maker. Sure, she’s got prime geek credentials: She earned an electrical engineering degree from MIT, invented several delightfully nerdy things to do with Altoid tins, and reverse-engineered the legendary Roland TB-303 synthesizer. Now she runs Adafruit Industries, a New York City company that makes open source electronics kits and components for the growing tide of DIYers who are inventing the future…

This is from the print article in this month’s WIRED!

*AND* Here’s the video that also appears on the iPad edition.

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2 Comments

  1. Great story. I hope you don’t ever go offshore to have your stuff mass produced (or rather I hope that you don’t HAVE to). With the growing number of maker hobbyists out there some of them may expand what they do into the production side and grow that as a business. Every dollar that American companies send to factories abroad takes away American jobs and weakens our industrial base. We need to build our own stuff HERE.

  2. Nice, thanks for posting, didn’t realize this was online . . .

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