Collin Cunningham at Adafruit – Joins as Creative Engineer
Hello – my name is Collin.
If you’ve used Circuit Playground or seen any of my Makevideos, then you’re familiar with my work. If you’re familiar with my work then it’s kind of like you know me – so no introductions necessary. btw – Great to see ya, howya been?
Adafruit’s kits & tutorials played a big part in my introduction to the world of creative electronics and subsequent technological adventure-journey which I continue on today. I’m proud to tell you that I’ll now be helping Adafruit do the same for many others.
As Creative Engineer here at Adafruit, I’ll be wearing a few different hats – including a classy software development bowler as well as a sweet video production helmet (ooh – note to self – make video helmet). Also a magnifying visor for soldering. because they’re awesome.
In any case, we have much good things to come – so expect to see me popping up quite a bit around these parts.
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Good to see you on-board at Adafruit as Creative Engineer! I have enjoyed your previous work. Look forward to more great things from you!
Congrats on joining a great team of people!
Hell Yeah! I was thinking why the much-cooler-then-kipkay guy disappeared so long from the Makezine, now you show up *LIKE A BOSS*!
Lady Ada you’re such an awesome badass! I love both of you!
Well done! We’ve missed you lately. It’s good to see that the team keeps growing and getting stronger.
Congratulations! Both my son and I have enjoyed your videos 🙂
Welcome Collin, big fan of your work. 🙂
Congrats, I hope you are able to keep making those informative and fun to watch videos that you do so well. What a lovely team you have become part of, they deserve you, indeed.
I’ve seen your Make video’s. Great move Adafruit!
Good luck to ya Collin. I have and continue to enjoy your videos and look forward to your success at Adafruit.
Fantastic! Love your videos and I now look forward to seeing more of your work – whatever it may be – at Adafruit.
Yay! Looking forward to seeing more of your videos.
Awsome dude, good to see you.
Some of the best electronics vids I’ve seen are from you.
…Always wished you had more of them.
You’ve gotta be a great fit with Adafruit team, good luck to all of you, your doing great things.
Uber Kewl! Another excellent move on the part of the Adfruit empire.
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing more of Colin’s videos. I’ve missed them.
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Looking forward to many more great things from Adafruit!
Awesome! I have to say – you’re the reason I’m into electronics. I’ve watched your videos over and over, they’ve helped me so much, I can’t even put into words how much I want to thank you. You don’t know me, but you’ve set me on a path and I can’t thank you enough!
Excellent news. I loved your MAKE videos. Looking forward to something awesome 🙂
Very cool news. Congrats to both Collin and Adafruit. I became obsessed with hobby electronics just earlier this year, but I am a huge fan of both Adafruit and Collin Cunningham. I use your Circuit Playground app daily on both iPhone and iPad, and I have watched your Circuit Skills videos more times than I should admit. As Kathy said, thank you for everything you’ve shared and I hope you have a lot of fun at Adafruit and produce many more great projects together.
expecting the Breaker Breaker circuit in 3…2….1….
Excellent news! I love your videos and look forward to more.
There are two of you… have you been busy cloning yourself?