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Hackers & Makers (video)

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Hackers & Makers (video).


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5 Comments

  1. Interesting video and all, and as a maker you can’t complain about the attention, but I don’t see what Intel is going to be able to do in this space. It isn’t like even the most dedicated makers are going to be able to use Core i7 breakout boards or something, and their last SoC press release just had it’s 3rd birthday this week:

    http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/2008/20080724comp.htm

    I mean think about it, that’s a press release that is fully potty trained and can brush its own teeth.

  2. Whoa! 3 mentions to the Intel crowd! Hats off to you my fair lady! And I agree! 🙂

  3. @Bruce:
    In the maker world of Arduino indeed an Intel Core i7 or similar quad core CPU will be tremendous overkill. But note that in the world of commercial embedded systems there are thousands of folks deploying stuff like that.

    For us makers, @Intel_Stewart has been working hard to create something makers could put to use. His latest incarnation is still high performance vs an Arduino microcontroller, but I’m certain some maker will figure out how/where to make an amazing application for this board:
    http://edc.intel.com/Platforms/Atom-N450-D410-D510/Development-Board/

    And you can follow the antics on Twitter at the @DevBoard account.

    For example, there’s an International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC, e.g. quadcopter) brewing now. Take a look: http://iarc.angel-strike.com/

  4. @intel_jim, very cool, thank you doing that talk and thanks for commenting here. it’s great to hear and see more intel in the maker world.

  5. @Bruce — In my opinion, whether or not makers could use Intel products in their projects is kind of beside the point.

    Having Intel engineers and scientists as part of our maker community would be nothing but good news and would enlarge our collective braintrust.

    I have several friends at Intel who are starting to get into making, and the idea really is catching on there.

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