Geek Must-Have: Ladyada’s Workshop Embodied In Lego
By Elizabeth Fish
You have to admire Lego Cuusoo: The website does a great job at bringing a community of Lego fans together to create interesting designs for future sets. Who wouldn’t encourage people of all ages to get creative? Lego and the geek community go hand-in-hand though, so when Ladyada’s workshop is pitched as a set, you can’t help but get a little excited.
Adafruit Industries makes and sells hardware that is easy to use (like specific Arduino kits) in order to inspire people of all ages and experience levels to work with electronics Naturally, this makes Ladyada and her company worthy contestants to be a Lego set.
In addtion to computers, a soldering station, and laser cutter, the workshop for Adafruit Industries (which proposed the set) comes complete with Mosfet the cat and a pink-haired Limor “Ladyada” Fried. The set has plenty of fine details, such as realistic floorboards and the shelving unit, which comes complete with in-trays and boxes ready for shipping components.
Like with any Cuusoo set though, it needs at least 10,000 supporters before Lego will consider the set. At the time of writing, the set has 795 supporters, so still has a ways to go.