• Lady Ada AKA Limor Fried Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

    Lady Ada AKA Limor Fried Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

    While I don’t often hold stock in random pronouncements by magazines, I’m shocked and thrilled that Entrepreneur Magazine named Limor Fried, founder of Adafruit Industries, as their 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. Limor runs a $4.5 million company with 25 employees and she produces some of the coolest electronic gadgets around. Read More

  • This Is A Giger Geiger Counter

    For your perusal: a Geiger counter made in the style of HR Giger. Why? Because this is the Internet and people do stuff for attention, that’s why. The creator, Steve D of Mad Art Lab, bought a real Geiger counter from Adafruit Industries and wrapped it up in plastic bones from a skeleton model. A coat of black paint and some creepy pipes and he had a complete Giger counter that looked like… Read More

  • DIY Black Friday

    CAT IS NOT FOR SALE Our good friend Phil Torrone sent us this list of cool homebrew deals on Chumby devices, Adafruit boards, and other goodness. Fist, you’ve got some Chumby-powered devices that are actually little Linux PCs. The Infocast, for example, is $129 on Best Buy. This thing has an 800MHz processor and small screen and can be used either as a little info monitor or as a… Read More

  • Phil Torrone etches flying toasters into his iPad

    Never ones to let any aluminum surface go unsullied, PT and Ladyada just etched their first iPad and it came out marvelously. These guys etch all sorts of things but their real claim to fame is in DIY electronics, of which their website offers in surfeit. Very cool stuff if you don’t mind voiding your warranty. Read More