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February 26, 2013 AT 3:00 pm

Time travel Tuesday #timetravel a look back at the Adafruit, maker, science, technology and engineering world


Road?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!


2012


At this time last year the Raspberry Pi Foundation was announcing new partners for a new model of Rapberry Pi.


2010


In 2010 someone put Lincoln on a PCB…this was of course before they knew he would also win an Oscar. Maybe they should be mass-produced…


2008


In 2008 we were selling new Arduino shields!


Way Back In Time…

1879


Coal tar…ahem, saccharin was invented mistakenly in a lab at Johns Hopkins University on February 27, 1879 while a scientist named Constantin Fahlberg was developing coal tar compounds.  After returning home, his lips came into contact with his hands, and he realized that the compounds had an intensely sweet flavor.  He developed it into something marketable, which later became the first commercially available artificial sweetener, always in a pink packet, known as saccharin.


1864


On March 1, 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the African American female to become a doctor, after receiving her degree from the New England Female Medical College in Boston.


1852


John Harvey Kellogg, founder of Kellogg’s, born February 26th, 1852, was an early proponent of low calorie, low fat diets, his at-the-time bizarre lifestyle now seems a portent for many of the medical and dietary beliefs that are now commonplace.  He publicly announced his conviction that cigarettes caused lung cancer long before any study had linked the two, and he advocated vegetarianism and regular exercise decades before it became regular for the medical establishment to do so.


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