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May 13, 2011 AT 12:00 am

REMINDER: ASK AN ENGINEER – Jeri Ellsworth Sat. 5/14 10pm ET

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BIG NEWS! On ASK AN ENGINEER – Jeri Ellsworth will be our guest! Sat. 5/14 10pm ET. Jeri and Ladyada will talk all things electronics, LIVE this Saturday night at 10pm ET!

Jeri was hacking, modding, and running her own computer store in the late 1990s—and more

Jeri Ellsworth is an American entrepreneur and self-taught computer chip designer. She is best known for, in 2004, creating a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick, called Commodore 30-in-1 Direct to TV. The “computer in a joystick” could run 30 video games from the early 1980s, and was very popular during the 2004 Christmas season, at peak selling over 70,000 units in a single day via the QVC shopping channel. She is a pinball machine aficionado and owns over 60 full-sized pinball arcade games.

Jeri recently put up photos of her “chip fab”. She writes, “It took me 2 years to achieve my dream of making transistors and simple IC’s at home.”

Most recently, she’s been creative “A to Z of electronics videos with us as well as posting videos and content on element14.com – all while helping to create the largest 555 timer contest in the world.


What is “Ask an engineer”? From the electronics enthusiast to the professional community – “Ask an Engineer” has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re a beginner, or a seasoned engineer – stop in and see what we’re up to! We have demos of projects and products we’re working on, we answer your engineering and electronics questions and we have a trivia question + give away each week. Mosfet the cat stops by too. Previous chats can be viewed at http://www.adafruit.com/ask

Did you know we’ve been doing the show since AUGUST of 2009? That’s right, ASK AN ENGINEER has been around for almost two years!

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1 Comment

  1. Wow – I can’t wait!

    Adabot – how about discount code ‘rollerskates’? 😉

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