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Ladyada's Workshop!

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Ladyada's workshop is a place where you explore all the cool things you build and use when you're an engineer! Computers, pick-and-place machine, laser cutter, soldering station and more! In Ladyada's workshop you can run your own open-source hardware electronics company, complete with Mosfet the cat.

Here's Ladyada and Mosfet at the Adafruit workshop. They work on making electronics for young people who might want to be designers, scientists and engineers! Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels.

This is a pick-and-place machine. It uses cameras to pick up super-tiny parts to make the circuit boards you'd find in computers, cell phones, TVs and pretty much anything electronic!

This is a laser cutter. It can cut plastic, etch wood and help make many of the enclosures for electronic projects.

This is Ladyada's desk, she uses a computer, a soldering iron, microscope and other tools to design electronics!

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Update: As per LEGO's request - Bruce Lowell, collaborated with Adafruit on the following project (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/17491). Bruce agrees to allow his original work to be included in the project per the LEGO CUUSOO Terms of Service. Bruce also understands that the LEGO Group’s agreement is with the primary project owner, and Bruce is responsible to agree with that person regarding the division of royalties should the project be commercialized as a LEGO product.

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