Dear Limor Fried and Phil Torrone, I have been a fan of your site, philosophy, and products for quite some time and decided to follow in your foot steps and have put up my own electronic hobbyist site. I am trying to develop a site for crafters that are unfamiliar with electronics and more familiar with sewing techniques. While not much as of yet (lots of pics and text to come), I have plans to greatly expand the small setup I currently have. I greatly appreciate all of the information you have made publicly available, without it my venture would not have been possible. Thank you again – Ben.
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