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Here is the third installment of our series of Make: Shorts covering “Maker Pioneers,” inventors, entrepreneurs, makers who are dreaming up clever solutions to today’s energy and environmental problems. In this video, we visit somebody MAKE readers are likely already familiar with, Limor Fried, aka Ladyada, from Adafruit Industries. Limor talks about Adafruit’s kit business and the development of the Tweet-a-Watt, a modification to the Kill-a-Watt home energy monitor, which twitters data about your energy usage.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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    Before I decided to work towards making a career change, I was just getting into electronics and taking classes at a local tech to learn. After seeing Adafuit Industries and reading about Limor Fried, I was inspired to go further and shoot for a Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering. The work that she does is amazing to me, and I want to be like that.