Meet the TED 2012 Fellows – 2 are open-source hardware makers!
2012 TED fellows great list of folks, two of them are very familiar to the open-source hardware community!
Ayah Bdeir (Lebanon | US) – Engineer + artist
Lebanese artist, inventor and founder of littleBits, an open source system of pre-assembled circuits that snap together with magnets — making learning about electronics fun, easy and creative.
Bre Pettis (US) – Maker
Inventor, maker, and founder of MakerBot Industries, a company producing the Thing-O-Matic, the first affordable 3D printer.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.