The cover of Time as Person of the Year can’t be far away for Limor Fried. As the founder of one of the most popular open source hardware companies, inventor, maker, and visionary Ms. Fried has to be on the radar for that famous list.
If you’ve seen the “Minty Boost” Altoid ™ tin that can serve as a supplemental battery pack for your iPod or cell phone, then you’ve seen her work. That little tin is the proverbial iceberg and only a sliver of what’s been going on at Adafruit, Limor’s open-source hardware company that supplier makers with assembled and kit versions of cool electronics projects.
Limor Fried is also known as “LadyAda” in many hacker and maker circles. She is a teacher, mentor, tutor, sharing her knowledge and passion. That outreach has become the core of Adafruit.