The NEW Industrial Revolution

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Lesley Arnold

One thing I really like to do is go to our local library and browse through the magazines. It’s a real treat because I would never order so many magazines and I certainly would never be able to keep them in the perfect order they do at the library!
Last week I happened upon an April 2014 issue of Popular Mechanics. It isn’t something I usually read, but the heading on the cover caught my eye. “25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream,” really inspired me to continue reading! I was spellbound for a good hour as I read about each of these interesting young new innovators. The write up on the woman Limor Freid really intrigued me. It wasn’t her vibrantly hot pink hair that intrigued me the most. It was her inventions and her mission. She was busy at M.I.T. studying for her master’s degree when she started a company called Adafruit. When I went to the website, read all about the company and what they offer, I felt like I just won a million dollars!
If you enjoy tinkering with electronics or are a budding engineer, you will love this! Try making the “MintyBoost” that charges your mobile device and is made in an Altoids tin!
 

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