Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ep. 29 – A Children’s Makerspace (Gokul Krishnan)



Gokul Krishnan started the first makerspace in a children’s hospital. Working with kids who have chronic illnesses like cystic fibrosis, he created a way for them to be makers. We talk about the benefits of making in the context of being in a hospital, how he approaches learning, and what kinds of tech projects these kids have made.

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Ep. 28 – Coding Printers (Kate Donahue)



She was trained to be a web developer. But months after graduating from bootcamp, she’s at Makerbot, helping build the software that their 3D printers need to do their job. It’s an interesting change — she’s using python instead of ruby, and learned C++ too. We talk about what it’s like to be a software developer in a world of hardware, how the two jobs compare, and what some of the challenges are.

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Ep. 27 – Intro to Raspberry Pi (Matt Richardson)



Matt Richardson, evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, talks to us about the little computer that’s making hardware accessible to more people. We talk about what the Raspberry Pi is, discuss some beginner friendly projects, and chat about a cool bike-based hardware project he made. If you’ve been thinking about getting started with the Raspberry Pi, this episode is for you.

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Ep. 26 – The Hardware Marketplace (Julia Grace)



Julia Grace talks to us about Tindie, the hardware marketplace where creators and hardware enthusiasts can come together to share their goods. We talk about the challenges of building a hardware platform, the different problems these makers are solving, and how software and hardware compare when it comes to accessibility.

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Ep. 25 – From Software To Hardware (Sara Chipps)



It started at a conference. When Sara Chipps sat in the audience and watched a speaker use JavaScript to interact with a smoke detector, she was entranced. She left with a bag of LEDs, and a new love for hardware that led to her ultimately starting her hardware company Jewliebots. She talks to us about her transition from software developer to hardware CEO, the differences she’s seen between building software and hardware, and what it’s like to build a product for teenage girls.

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