Electronics Hacker Jeri Ellsworth

I can’t work out if this is the CV of a Bond villan or something cooler.

Seriously, they need to make a TV movie of this woman.

“I live in an actual electronics factory and let me tell you, what Jeri made was really, really incredible. She reverse engineered and designed the entire Commodore 64 audio and video system on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and then managed to get it made cheap enough so it could be sold on QVC. A FPGA allows you to design circuits after a chip was made—”an integrated circuit designed to be configured by the customer or designer after manufacturing.” She went from prototype to a top-selling product, 70k in one day!”

MacGyver of the Day: Electronics Hacker Jeri Ellsworth – Makers – Lifehacker