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Adafruit in the @inc 500/5000 – Fastest growing companies !

Adafruit – New York, NY. We ended up at #26 in top 100 manufacturing companies, #76 in top 100 New York companies and #92 in New York City Metro Area companies. Over all #1119 in the top 5,000 fastest growing companies. Thank you to everyone in our community for making Adafruit possible!

Offers DIY electronics, tools, and kits for makers of all ages. Founded by MIT engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried, Adafruit operates on a “disruptive” business model: offering free codes and hundreds of tutorials on how to make and hack your own electronics.

[Editor’s note – Adding this (updated?) snapshot 8/19/2014]


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

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