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From the mail bag…

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From the mail bag!

Dear adafruit, im not quite sure where to begin. (5 min
later) you have been a go to company for more than just products and ideas,
you and your staff have also taken time out to help me with tons of my
projects as well! I would literally send a plethora of questions to your
staff and they were willing to help me in any way they could. When your 15,
alot of people dont take you seriously. Adafruit on the other hand treats me
like a person and a maker. Not like a kid with some insane project idea and
because of that i am able to pull off most of my insane projects! Most of my
friends now call me a “mad scientist”, there darn right too and i am more
than happy to accept that title. I guess what i am trying to say is… Thank
you for helping me with all my crazy ideas and also having the products i
need! – Ethan


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