Some kind of special award needs to go to Jeri Ellsworth for versatility alone. I thinks she started out by building race cars, then got into PC repair and construction. She wowed people with her innovations in game hardware, but I like her best for her explorations of lo-fi electronics, particularly her experiments in a DIY components, such as transistors and capacitors. These Flickr photos might give you some idea of what she’s up to. I think my admiration for her is as much for her skills as an educator and an inspirational figure. She certainly wants to make me play with relays and make my own capacitors.