It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid wanting to learn how to make the next popular gadget, or an educator seeking a great resource for your students to learn engineering. Adafruit has hundreds of free tutorials and videos that teach the basics of electronics, all the way up to advanced engineers—free of charge and available worldwide.
The mastermind behind this one-of-a-kind, made-in-NYC business is Limor Fried, an MIT-trained engineer and the first female engineer on WIRED magazine’s cover. Limor was recently named one of the “Most influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company and is the winner of an EFF pioneer award for teaching and sharing electronics. She is also a member of NYCEDC’s Industrial Business Advisory Council, a cornerstone of the Bloomberg Administration’s initiatives to support New York City’s industrial sector; her business exemplifies the emerging types of industrial firms that make NYC.
Limor is now in the running for another honor, Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2012.” Cast your vote for Limor Fried and show your support for female engineers and NYC entrepreneurs!
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