I ordered the Experimentation Kit for Arduino and I am addicted! Thank you! I have heard a lot of people talking about Arduino, but I think most people are still intimidated because they don’t know electronics or they are afraid of programming. I have been a systems engineer since 1992 and have written several web apps and iPhone apps.
I’m an old guy just getting started learning about Arduino and all the interesting things people are doing with them. Your products look to be very useful and I plan on purchasing several. I really like your tutorials. Good efficient format. Good information. Nicely done. Very much appreciated.
Each time I’ve made a purchase with Adafruit I’ve been extremely satisfied with their service. They always package my items well and ship very quickly. They have a great selection of components and kits, lots of well written information on using their products, and a helpful and friendly user forum with a great community. They are, by far, a great example of what a company should be.
Thank you very much for Adafruit and ladyada.net. You are doing an incredible thing by making hardware accessible and empowering curious minds, and it’s exciting to see that something so good is a viable business model.
Your libraries and tutorials are phenomenal. Before a few months ago, I’d mainly written MATLAB, so I very much appreciate having commands to do exactly what I want (without worrying about parsing, addressing, etc.), and the Adafruit libraries always work. I took a peek at the Electro-knit overview and was very grateful for Becky’s disclaimer: “Before you begin, look at your life, and what choices brought you to this point…” I realized I’d caught the can-do bug and indeed had no business hacking a knitting machine. Maybe someday…
I would just like to say thank you for all of the fantastic support that you offer your customers because it really helps our buying and making experience and is of a higher caliber than any other online store that I have ever used.
I just have a few positive comments about your site.
I am a 25-yr Intel programmer (C/C++/C#/Delphi), but new to Arduino/Netduino and new to OpenSource. My experiences with OpenSource in the past (for the most part) have been frustrating. My view is that I must make a living not play all day – althouhh we all like to play. I am very impressed with your site! It is so organized and thoughtfully done.
As a C# .NET developer in a large well-known IT supplier, I am so spoiled with Visual Studio and C# (those who do it, get what I am saying).
Because I now want to tinker in the world of Arduino/Netduino, for the last two weeks I have had to endure the minefield and mess found in the scattered world of Arduino. Your site is such a welcomed change to what I have seen so far. I am not sure if this because of the female roots of Adafruit (it may very-well be) but no matter the reason, I am very impressed. I have been around long enough to see the usual race-to-the-bottom-mindset, and it is refreshing in this day and age to see something done right! It is rare to find such a site these days (but there are a few).
I will be preparing some (work and user group) presentations in the next few months to expose other .NET developers (30 on my team, 30 in the user group) to Arduino and Netduino and I will gladly mention your company as a great place for buying products for learning and development.
Based on what I have seen so far, I have to say thanks for having the drive or conviction to build your business right!
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I hope to start purchasing from you soon. It won’t be very much as I am just a hobbyist in this new world of Arduino, Netduino, but every customer counts developing or maintaining a brand.
Re: The MinPOV – Quite honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, and I totally expected I’d screw it up, but I have to say I’m damned impressed. It was really easy to solder it all up; the on line directions COULDN’T have been easier to follow, although my eyes aren’t what they used to be. I used mine to make a safety vest for cycling, since I like to ride at night. I just weaved it in a black, mesh vest, and it looks great. Thanks, again!
I’m new in the electronics world and I just discovered AdaFruit in December
when I found the Flora. Every time I went back to your website, I found
more and more stuff and information and tutorials and finally Ask an
Engineer and I keep telling my friends and family how GREAT the website is.
LadyAda, I’m old enough to be your mother, so I hope it’s okay for me to
tell you how proud and am of all you’ve done – I’m so inspired by your
intelligence and your ambition and drive….and I was so thrilled when you
were on with President Obama this week! What you’re doing is absolutely
wonderful, and yes, you are an inspiration to girls of all ages!
So I just wanted to send you a note to say Thank You and Congratulations! I
wish you continued success, you have a good heart and a good head and you’re
making the world a better place.