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Say hi to Phil…

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Phil Torrone (Senior Editor @ MAKE) and I work on many projects together and many parts of the Adafruit business – you may have noticed some new things going on here at Adafruit with Phil’s fingerprints on them. Phil will also be guest posting on the adafruit blog, his posts will either be from him as “pt” or as “adafruit” our shared publishing account here, say hi!

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  1. Robin Debreuil

    Phil is one of those awesome people you sometimes come across in life. Great to see you guys working together on stuff : ).

  2. Although I can’t say I met Phil, judging from his posts on Make blog I think he is a great guy. Good luck with your projects.

  3. i’m glad phil can find a place to work on his makecation!

    when are we going to be able to get those cool merit badges?

  4. @frenzy – the toolkits are back in stock (well, will be in about an hour or so and that means the merit badges are in stock too).

  5. Robert Boerner

    Am I missing the badges in the store? I don’t see them…

  6. We miss PT around the ol’ virtual office, but we’re excited by the stuff he’s doing at Adafruit.

    What a dynamic duo, like Pinky and the Brain, only…er… Brain and Brain. Look out world!

    And yeah, I want my Geek Merit Badges.

  7. hey robert – the badges are avail with the toolkit + kit, we’re updating the pages now!

  8. well phooey on having to buy all the tools i already have to get a merit badge. are they going to be available separately?

  9. @frenzy – if you have the tools already – yes, we’ll have a way for you to get them, just give us some time to get it all going πŸ™‚

  10. Who is the smiling person and what have you done with the real Limor?

    And hi, Phil!

  11. I’d be careful of the dangerous-looking one on the left! πŸ˜‰ I think Phil’s in trouble now!

    Best wishes!

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