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We’re thrilled to announce that MAKE pal, and Advisory Board member, Limor Fried, aka Ladyada, has been honored with an 18th annual EFF Pioneer Award. Well-deserved, we say. Congrats, Limor!

Here’s the little bio from the EFF announcement:

fried-headshot.png A pioneer in the field of open-source hardware and software hacking, Ladyada helps the general public engineer and adapt consumer electronics to better suit their needs. Her do-it-yourself ethic is founded on the idea that consumer electronics are best modified for use by customers, not corporations. Fried runs her own company, Adafruit Industries, which sells unique and fun do-it-yourself kits to help consumers make gadgets such as backup iPod chargers, green power monitors and programmable displays for bicycle wheels. She also hosts an Internet video program called “Citizen Engineer” that provides step-by-step instructions to help consumers build and alter their own home devices.

Congrats also to fellow recipients Carl Malamud (of public.resource.org) and Harri Hursti, creator of the “Hursti hack,” which uncovered vulnerabilities in Diebold optical scan voting machines.

Join EFF for the 2009 Pioneer Awards fundraiser honoring: Limor “Ladyada” Fried, Harri Hursti and Carl Malamud