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Margery joins Adafruit as editor

Margery Conner Adafruit

Hello, I’m Margery Conner and I’m joining Adafruit Industries as editor. I’ve covered the electronics industry for the past fifteen years. (I wrote the first magazine interview with Limor Fried back in 2008!) I have a BSEE and worked in engineering as a design engineer and engineering manager.

I especially love LEDs and how they can be controlled with platforms like the Arduino. You might have seen my LED light strip Christmas tree.  I also run Designing with LEDs where I tear down a lot of LED light bulbs to see what design choices were made. I’m thrilled to be writing here about the hardware and design tools available now that make it possible for just about anyone to create their own electronic projects.


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5 Comments

  1. Welcome Margery!

  2. Congratulations to Margery and Adafruit!

  3. Margery Conner

    Thanks, Becky and Caleb!

  4. I also want to extend a warm welcome to you too Margery.

  5. Margery,

    Good move! I’ve seen your name on at least one industry trade mag over my > 35 year career as an engineer. I am pleased for you and for Adafruit.

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