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From the mail bag!

I’m very happy with every one of my Adafruit experiences. One of my first
purchases was over $300 worth of Pi stuff and, because of how much I bought,
I got a free CPE. That changed a lot of things for me. I plugged it in,
started coding in Circuit Python, uploaded to the CPE and was hooked. I
loaded all the example code, was watching the console via PuTTY when the
example required it – everything. I loved it. I still do. I bought 3 or 4
more CPEs and I have a couple CP Bluefruits that I can’t wait to mess around
with (and check out the app that goes with it).

… Yet I’m very happy with Adafruit, and you guys
changed me by giving me an outlet. I use to love swinging by Radio Shack
just to check out the specs of the different chips they had for sale, and
other odd things like that. I’d check out what Forest Mimms said about a
chip, check its specs, and get inspired. Maybe I’d buy something, maybe I’d
breadboard an idea or…maybe I wouldn’t. I’d still leave inspired. It was
a great outlet, and I loved it. I feel like Adafruit has given that back to
me. And then you gave me a CPE as well. I just…couldn’t be happier.
Keep doing what you do and never stop.

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