I’m a software guy that’s pushing 50, and up until recently, I never even
owned a soldering gun. I got inspired by watching videos and am voraciously
learning as much as I can about the hardware side of the world.
I am thoroughly impressed by your company. From the quality of the products
that I’ve used, to the interesting videos (including the show and tell
videos and many of the others), to… well, so many other things as well.
Most of all, though, I am impressed to see Ladyada providing a positive role
model for girls that might be interested in STEM education and careers. Her
attitude in the videos along with an obviously brilliant mind makes
engineering like this fun. I really hope that my middle school daughter
sees me watching and gets inspired by seeing the things you showcase.
Keep doing what you’re doing,
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