I am a retired Family Doctor age 68 and enjoying electronics for the first time since I was a teenager. Having bought a few items now from your company I wanted to pass on my gratitude for a fantastic company and web site. I have learned and am learning more electronics from going through your tutorials than any other way. Arduino is great but going through your tutorials has made it way better. What is unique about your store is the fact that whatever I buy from you has a great web page usually with code or instructions to benefit from the item to its full extent. That is why I will continue purchasing through your site. It is easy to but cheap bits of electronics but unless the use is fully understood it is a wasted purchase. I must admit to even getting the information on some items purchased elsewhere, but that kind of sharing that you do just brings back the customer anyway so it works regardless. Thanks again and keep up the good work Limor and gang.
your website has too much useful information available, i’m having trouble going through it all. i’ll never have time to work on all the projects that i have in mind. please keep up the great work!! awesome products too!
Adafruit, I like what you’re doing with the Raspberry Pi. The Arduino has been a great start for a lot of people, but it’s a very limited experience. For those who want to move along to the next level, the Pi represents a great stepping stone. It still has a lot of simplicity and accessibility to lowest level hardware, like the Arduino, but it has the sophistication and power to do a lot more interesting things, and it costs about the same.
So, great pick, and I look forward to you guys developing a whole lot of things that work in conjunction with the Pi.
Just wanted to shout out to the awesome folks at Adafruit. I bought a few Mintyboost kits, one for me and
one to go through with a friend to teach him soldering. Well I put mine together and sure enough it wasn’t working.
I went back and bridged D- and D+ (I have an iPhone4) and I kept getting the “Not compatible” message. I rechecked
everything and even pulled out the camera and took photos, thinking I would have to post for help. Well after reading
ALL of the “read before posting” I finally double checked the new batteries. They were only putting out 1.3 V. Swapped
fresh batteries and it totally works now. I haven’t rechecked the voltages now that it’s working but I was getting 3.1 V out of
D-D+ and 5V. I should be 2V correct? Anyway, thanks for what is possibly the best customer service in any industry.
I wanted to let you know my robotics club was impressed how how quickly you were able to help me remove the item from my order. In the future I’ll check your site first for my parts. Thanks again!
I just want to let you know how much I liked the packing job on this order. I ordered a Panavise along with some other bits, and you shipped it in its original box after inserting the other items. I really appreciate you not sending a box within a box.
I have just finished assembling a number of kits from various suppliers. Your kit assembly instructions and the quality of your PCB’s are head and shoulders above the other suppliers. Putting together an Adafuit kit is a pleasure.
Good day… I had a minor issue with the condition of one of the items I ordered, so I let you know via the easy-to-locate “contact” link on your website. Your response was immediate, polite, and well above and beyond my expectations. In today’s marketplace where it is not uncommon to have to dig through the depths of a website to (maybe) find some way to send feedback, which is more often than not ignored, Adafruit Industries stands out as an exemplar of what customer service _should_ be like. You honestly care about your customers, providing not only excellent products and customer service, but contributing to and encouraging the growth of the DIY community with information in your blog, shows such as Ask an Engineer, and encouraging the exchange of ideas with the Show-And-Tell hangouts every week. I am proud to be an Adafruit customer, and as always, look forward to seeing what you will come up with next.
Hello, my name is Sandy Lloyd, I am new to electronics. However I have placed several orders over the past few months and by far you have won the shipping game. Not to mention your tutorials are just superb. I am basically just sending you this message to let you know how happy I am with your website. Absolutely wonderful. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
I recently purchased the Raspberry Pi starter kit. Lots of useful little things in there. I’m always confident that when I purchase from you, things are going to be the best they can. For example, the wall wart power supply, not a rinky dink 500ma, which others might sell, but a full 1A, which is more than enough for the Pi, and will ensure there are no problems with under voltage. and the fact that it’s a USB connector, and not a fixed wire coming out, allows me to use it in many different projects, where the actual connection might be different. Bonus if you have a cable with a USB-Barrel.
Just today I looked at some of the other goodies in the box. I noticed that little board with the ribbon cable thing. It’s a little thing, but very awesome. Why? Because it has a great, clear to read stencil, including the notch for which way that plastic shroud goes. And the fact that it’s a notched shroud, ensuring the cable goes in the right way. From the days of doing old style PCs, and getting IDE cables the wrong way, this is a great thing.
Yesterday I noticed that you had your own RPi distro, which ensures it works with the stuff you sell. Another great thing.
You’re not just pushing boards and parts, you’re support the education and development of a community, which is an invaluable service for a hardware distributor.
My purchases with Adafruit haven’t quite been as voluminous as they were 2 years ago, but I’m glad to see that you continue with your awesomeness. I will always come back here when I need something that is of good quality, and has awesome community support.
I don’t want to get all squishy, but I was profoundly touched by your site and work.
We have ended up with a world where things have become so complex and ubiquitous and cheap that nobody seems to make anything any more. This is convenient and enables us to live fast and maximize our lives’ bucket list but, unfortunately, it denies us the very profound pleasure of actually making something from scratch that works.
I’ll be coming back from time to time to check things out… Take care and keep up the good work….and I mean good in a spiritual as
well as craftsperson-like way.
I’m using Adafruit tools, kits, and components in the Masters in Technical Entrepreneurship program at Lehigh. The students love ‘em! We’re currently working on a large Game of Life panel for our classroom and programming the Arduino. Thanks Adafruit!