Hello! This week we are shining a spotlight onto our distributor Evil Mad Scientist!
Lenore Edman and Windell Oskay started Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories as a project blog in 2006. They began selling kits and components in 2007 to support the projects. The business grew gradually and expanded from just soldering kits to include drawing machines like the EggBot, WaterColorBot, and more recently, the AxiDraw. They also distribute selected kits and components from other hardware producers like Adafruit. They are strongly connected to the open source hardware community. Windell was a founding board member of OSHWA, and both Lenore and Windell have been champions for open source hardware. Located in Sunnyvale, California, the shop welcomes Silicon Valley locals and visitors, in addition to shipping worldwide.
Here is a photo from the second (!) Maker Faire in 2007 of Ladyada with Lenore and Windell creators of Evil mad Scientist!
Check out Adafruit products at Evil Mad Scientist HERE!
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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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.