Podcast: A Raspberry Pi board for the internet of things and connecting my blinds

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This week we’re shaking things up with the podcast by introducing a new segment where my colleague Kevin Tofel and I discuss how we’re connecting our lives and any news that strikes our fancy. We’ll still have a guest for each show to discuss connected devices, networks, data or how we’re going to change the world (or your house) with connectivity.

In this week’s episode Kevin and I discuss how I connected my blinds to the internet and what software dramas await the hopeful home hub user. The guest segment this week is actually taken from a conversation I had last week at our Mobilize event with Eben Upton, the co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In the conversation Upton discusses how the Pi board scaled from an expected 10,000 credit-card-sized computers to 2 million in 18 months. Why a specialty board for the internet of things might be next and what Intel’s Galileo boards might mean for the hobbyist market.

He also shares his ideal recipe for raspberry pie. It involves raspberries, but isn’t actually a pie. Check it out!

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Show notes:
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Kevin Tofel and Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

  • My real world drama when connecting my blinds
  • How the Raspberry Pi relates to the Commodore 64
  • The value of building hackers and encouraging hardware nerds
  • A specialized Pi for the internet of things might be the next Foundation product


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