I’m currently working on an online show called Pioneers in Open Source and @bateske agreed to be a guest on the show.
PiOS will highlight people and communities contributing to the global Open Source movement. Part of the topics include: The technologies themselves, stories about the people who are driving these technologies forward, the impact they have to the global industry and local communities, and more.
Arduboy has touched so many lives in positive ways and I believe it makes sense to highlight the work that Kevin pioneered along with the Arduboy community leaders to make the learning and mastering of low-level programming & electronics more accessible. I am one of those people and I have such fond affection for this community.
So my ask from you folks is: If there is a question you have for Kevin, please share it. We’ll randomly pick a hand few of them and get them answered at the end of the show.
The first video used my bluetooth audio which apparently was garbage. Bought a nice USB condenser mic and got a haircut so the second take is much better. It’s actually extremely fortunate that this all took place, as I ended up getting an interview from CNN business last week and the audio from that would have been all wrecked and I doubt get the chance to re-record. So thanks @JayGarcia for getting me into a good place!
(The CNN video is supposed to go online tomorrow, but I don’t know actually)
Great interview! I’m one of those people who can attest to the Arduboy being the reason I’ve been able to develop a game. I never would’ve been able to do it without the support of the community and the existence of the great little piece of hardware that inspired me to want to make something for it. Devices have come out recently that have the same concept of every unit being a dev kit, but they still haven’t been able to keep my attention for very long.
Yep, the same story for me! I probably wouldn’t have ever touched coding if I haven’t discovered the Arduboy. I think also the reason why I’ve been here for so long is because I love the community and I’ve learned so much here (literally almost everything I know about engineering and coding!).