I’ve been interested in digital electronics since high school in the 90s,
though I never got past simple dabbling and tinkering with arduinos. I
recently discovered micropython, and it all of a sudden opened up a whole
world of opportunities for me. I code python professionally, so now that I
can use that on an MCU, it takes away a big pain point – now I can focus on
troubleshooting the hardware aspects, knowing that the software side is
fine. It was extremely challenging when both sides were a learning curve.
Anyway, I’ve been discovering the wealth of knowledge available on your
site, your excellent youtube channel, and your incredible products. I like
everything about your business, it’s truly inspiring and I’m excited to get
re-hooked on electronics knowing I’ve got such a great resource around. I
can’t wait for my 2-month old daughter to start being able to learn
electronics and science – and you guys even have kids books!!
Thank you, Lady Ada and your whole team, for being totally awesome!
PS – I have a dog named Ada (ala Lovelace, but now also I’ll count it as
homage to Adafruit)
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