In HackSpace magazine issue 5 Limor Fried of Adafruit teaches us what it takes to make great hardware. We also find out everything there is to know about LEDs, convert a Dremel into a table saw and much more:
Ruth Amos chats about Kids Invent Stuff and Girls With Drills
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