Limor Fried, AC2SN, the founder of Adafruit
Industries, was one of ten people honored at the White House in June as
"Champions of Change for Making." An MIT engineering graduate and recently-licensed
Extra Class ham, Fried founded Adafruit in 2005 with a goal of creating
"the best place online for learning electronics and making the best
designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels," according to
the company website.
|Limor Fried, AC2SN (White House photo)|
Honorees were selected, according to a White
House statement, "for their personal passion and tireless efforts to make
advances in technology … that empower even more Americans to become tinkerers,
inventors and entrepreneurs." The Champions of Change were recognized at a
White House ceremony on June 17.