Limor Fried

Electrical engineer and founder, Adafruit

Engineer Limor Fried is the founder of do-it-yourself electronics company Adafruit. Limor began Adafruit in 2005 while she was still studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics, and to offer the best-designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels.

The Adafruit factory in New York City now employs over 50 people and offers tools, equipment and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests and approves. The Adafruit YouTube channel is home to hundreds of unique open-source project tutorials.