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Welcome to Getting Started with Intel Galileo Maker Sessions! This 3 week program will engage teams of makers around the world to participate in making using Galileo, Intel’s brand new Arduino-compatible development board featuring Intel architecture. Along with a few Master Makers, we’ll host weekly live sessions via Google+ Hangout On Air. We’ll talk about the tools and techniques to build with the platform and we’ll share your team projects, culminating with a live show-and-tell of the most creative builds. Throughout the program, you can connect with other teams in the Google+ community to share your progress, offer tips, and get help. Even if you don’t have a team, we invite you to join in as we learn more about Intel’s Galileo.

Mark your calendars for our three live Google+ Hangouts On Air:

All sessions will be recorded and available in our archive on this page and on YouTube, but we encourage you to join us live so that you can ask questions and interact with other teams. During the live sessions, post your questions and comments to the community page.

About Maker Sessions

Getting Started with Intel Galileo is the latest Maker Session presented by MAKE magazine and Intel. This 3 week program is designed to engage teams of makers around the world to participate in making using Galileo, Intel’s brand new Arduino-compatible development board featuring Intel architecture.

Making and hacking: Live online events using a Google Plus community to bring together makers online and at physical locations for hacking and making. Maker Sessions are organized around a theme or a purpose – to look at technologies that enable new applications and to encourage people of all skill levels and interests to participate in the development of ideas and applications.

Hacking the hackathon: Bring makers together where they live and work – at home, at a university or at makerspaces. Explore opportunities to do something cool – something that perhaps nobody else is doing. Learn from master makers about an application area and discover cool maker projects.

Recent Galileo Posts

Robotic Sea Creatures that Respond to Invisible Waves

Robotic Sea Creatures that Respond to Invisible Waves

Designed to engage and empower the maker community, Intel’s “Inside the Blue” project, developed in tandem with digital media agency Noise, encourages makers to create robotic creatures using their Galileo board. These creatures are meant respond to invisible waves all around us. To help makers get inspired, they recruited beta […]

Intel Asks, What Will You Make?

Intel Asks, What Will You Make?

A garage door opens. The camera pans in. This could be Cupertino, 1976, but it's not. It's today, at your neighborhood makerspace.

Wyliodrin Cloud Programming Supports Pi and Galileo

Wyliodrin Cloud Programming Supports Pi and Galileo

Wyliodrin is an online service that allows you to visually create applications for Linux development boards and control them from your browser. You can use their service to program a Raspberry Pi and they’ve recently partnered with Intel to allow you to program second generation Galileo boards. Users can start […]

Intel Announces 2nd Generation Galileo Development Board

Intel Announces 2nd Generation Galileo Development Board

In late 2013, Intel launched Galileo, their Linux-powered, Arduino-compatible development board which runs on their silicon. Today, Intel officially announces the second generation of the Galileo development board, which was teased at MakerCon last May. “We’ve made a number of enhancements to the Intel Galileo board based on feedback from […]

Intel Galileo Live Show-and-Tell Tonight!

Intel Galileo Live Show-and-Tell Tonight!

Tonight at at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, we’re wrapping up Getting Started with Intel Galileo Maker Sessions with a “show-and-tell” Hangout On Air.

Recent Robotics Posts

Rana: A Biologically Inspired Hexapod

Rana: A Biologically Inspired Hexapod

Rana, which is Italian for “frog,” is really an interesting six-legged robot design. The locomotion, which according to their writeup, has never been used before and combines the walking methods of an ant and a frog. This kind of locomotion, as opposed to three-servo based ‘bots that simply rock back […]

Arduino-Controlled Halloween Props

Arduino-Controlled Halloween Props

I worked out a system that lets you control all your animated Halloween props with a single microcontroller.

How To Make A Silly String Candy Trap For Halloween

How To Make A Silly String Candy Trap For Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for one reason. Candy! However by the end of the night, the neighborhood kids have usually picked over my candy bucket. This year I’m going to change that! To keep kids away, I’m going use an Arduino to detect when someone has their […]

Printing On The Floor With A Roomba

Printing On The Floor With A Roomba

This printing robot allows one to print on the floor using an iRobot Create combined with an old Epson Inkjet printer. The Roomba allows for forward motion, while a carefully stripped-down printer allows for horizontal motion and something to attach the printing device to. As described, this allows “the robot […]

Dronecode: Linux Foundation, 3D Robotics Create Open-Source UAV Software Platform

Dronecode: Linux Foundation, 3D Robotics Create Open-Source UAV Software Platform

A new initiative will put open-source drone software under one unified platform managed by the Linux Foundation.

Intel Galileo Masters

Embedded system designer, lifelong tinkerer and maker, Clay Douglass has recently retired from Intel Austin and now spends even more of his waking hours in his workshop.

Computer scientist, inventor, writer, and musician Mikal Hart is a senior software engineer at Intel Corporation in beautiful Austin, Texas. He is the inventor of the Reverse Geocache puzzle, is a founding member of The Sundial Group, and has contributed articles on electronics development and prototyping to several books and magazines.

Seth Hunter is a Research Scientist at Intel Labs in a group called Open Design, which is focused on empowering creative makers. He’s a graduate of MIT Media Lab and currently a hacker-in-residence at Sparkfun

Michael McCool works on IoT programming models and prototypes for Intel. He has also been at times a university professor, an entrepreneur, a book author, a computer graphics researcher, an HPC and parallel programming specialist, and a maker.

Molmol documents stories with new media, moving images, robotics, kinetics and interactive sculptures. Currently, she is making projects with sensors and electronics, focusing on building sculptures and interactive objects that tell stories—or give good stories to tell.

Michael Shiloh is an educator teaching Arduino as well as electronics, physical computing, open source hardware and software, digital fabrication, physics, programming, and math. Michael is a visiting lecturer at the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. As a member of the Arduino team, Michael coordinates outreach to educators. Michael is passionate about open source hardware and software as an educational tool.

Tyler Worman is a professional software developer with interests in parallel computing, distributed systems, and creating connected devices. In his free time, he manages the rapid prototyping tools at the Ann Arbor, MI makerspace All Hands Active.

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