Thank you makers!


Here’s our official post about this 🙂 A month or so ago Chris Anderson (editor in chief of Wired, founder of DIY drones) let us know there was a DIY story in WIRED coming up, very exciting – we are thrilled how well the section and issue turned out. And of course, it’s wonderful to see our very own Ladyada on the cover.

We’d like to thank everyone at WIRED who did such an amazing job with photography, the story, the editing, the filming (WIRED iPad app will be out soon with video!), wardrobe, props, styling and management. It was an amazing process to be part of, everyone was the best of the best. Here are just some of the folks who made this experience the best possible. If we forgot something we’ll add it, it’s been very crazy over the last day!

Chris Anderson
Zana Woods
Jill Greenberg
Andrew Tingle
Jason Tanz
Gus Powell
Kevin Hand
Jeffery Lysgaard
Carolyn Rauch
Ariana Salvato
Pauline Toruan
Song Hee
Aubri Balk
Flora Kay

We’d like to thank our employees at Adafruit for being so flexible and patient. There were many days of photography, filming and running the shop. Adafruit is what it is because we have such a talented and dedicated team, thank you.

And last, but certainly not least – We would also like to thank the maker community, the fans, the hackers, the customers, the people who visit our site to learn or just for fun. You fuel us, you’re part of us – we are looking forward to celebrating engineering with all of you.

What’s next? Pick up a copy of WIRED, share it with a son, a daughter, a sister, a friend – you never know what can spark someone to become a maker. It’s really up to all of us to choose what we celebrate.

Thank you everyone – Limor Fried, Phillip Torrone and the Adafruit team

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  1. Limor as Rosie the Riveter! With the passing of the original Rosie, a heroine for a new generation. Congrats, and very well deserved !!!

  2. Yay!! So awesome!

  3. What’s that tool Limor is holding?

  4. @jeff – it’s an open source google-shocker, we’ll have them in store soon.

  5. Wow, congrats!! You can be proud of yourself! Limor Fried, thenew goddess of DIY! Our goddess!!

  6. This is awesome and very well deserved. Congratulations Ladyada and Adafruit! It is nice to see your efforts being recognized. Thank you for the example you provide to our children.

  7. Congats to you.
    A great roll model for all young smart women, and Limor as Rosie the Riveter, a swell take on a Classic icon indeed!

  8. Awesome! Congrats on the cover photo!

  9. Congratulations!
    We love the Adafruit tutorials.
    Will you be putting one up on how to make the google-shocker?

  10. =D Amazing! I need a hard copy!

  11. What I particularly love about this was that Wired was cool enough to put an actual engineer/maker on the cover, rather than just using a model…

  12. Congratulations!

  13. That’s absolutely wonderful news! Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my copy!

  14. I would pay $25 bucks for a signed poster of the cover. Maybe a whole series of different engineers?

  15. Congratulations Limor, well deserved!

  16. This fills my heart with joy. Congratulations Limor. I, too, would love to get a poster of this.

  17. Cute!

  18. looking good 😉

  19. super rad!

  20. Congratulations! It’s well deserved. You guys rock.

  21. Congrats on making the cover of one of the only magazines that matters!

  22. Congratulations, Limor! Well deserved! Great cover!

  23. Where do I get a poster of that?

  24. BlueEyedVideot

    Yes, an autographed poster is highly desirable. I have a 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter that I’ve been teaching to build robots and posters like this would be so helpful in showing her that young women can be a geek, be super smart, and look wildly marvelous all at the same time.

    Ladyada for President!

  25. Congratulations! Pay no attention to the nay-sayers … that’s a great cover; with a well-deserved article, to boot.

    (Now I really ought to built that kit …)

  26. Congrats!!!! You loook lovely!

  27. Congratulations Limor. I plan to frame the cover and hang it in my workshop!

    Joe Pardue

  28. Congratulations Limor. Awesome cover.

  29. Wow! Congratulations on this awesome achievement! I am really looking forward to reading the whole story.

  30. Hello,
    I wanted to send all my congratulations to you and your team for the job done to develop the DIY.

    I discovered Adafruit from “La Grotte du Barbu” in France

  31. What a great pic… congrats to all at Adafruit..

  32. OMG! (Oh My Goddess!)

    Excellent accomplishment.

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