adafruit industries

  • Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

    Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

    In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore or build something really wild. Adafruit built something really wild. Originally a weekend project, this MAME cabinet is a few inches tall and uses a screen about as big as a thumbnail. The kit is… Read More

  • Here’s A Weekend Project For First-Time Tinkerers: Turn Your Converse Into A DIY Light Show

    Here’s A Weekend Project For First-Time Tinkerers: Turn Your Converse Into A DIY Light Show

    The weekend isn’t upon us just yet, but here’s a little project to tuck away for when the Sunday doldrums set in — the New York-based tinkerers/part suppliers at Adafruit Industries have worked up a way to give your old pair of Chuck Taylors a bit of luminescent DIY flair. Read More

  • Limor Fried Explains Why Adafruit Industries Likes Manufacturing In North America

    Limor Fried Explains Why Adafruit Industries Likes Manufacturing In North America

    There’s a long-held notion that China should be the go-to place for those in need of inexpensive manufactured products, but some prominent makers don’t buy it. Our own John Biggs sat down with Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried (perhaps better known as Lady Ada) for a chat on the Disrupt Ny stage that quickly turned to deal with the benefits of manufacturing hardware close… Read More

  • Adafruit Looks to Ignite DIY Electronics | TechCrunch Makers

    TC Makers: A Walk Through Adafruit Industries With Limor Fried

    Since we started Makers I’ve made it a priority to try to visit Adafruit Industries, the amazing Manhattan-based electronics shop run by Limor Fried. Fried started her company out of her dorm room at MIT, building cool electronics kits for her friends. She slowly expanded into other hobbyist realms including Arduino add-ons, how-to books, and cases. Now her store is bustling with 1,302… Read More