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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

Microsoft's IoT Developer Program Puts Windows on Little Boards

Microsoft’s IoT Developer Program Puts Windows on Little Boards

I found it interesting that you could put Windows on an Intel Galileo. Like the version of Windows for for small tablets, it's free (as in beer). To program a Galileo running Windows, you’ll need to run Visual Studio and write some C++.

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 […]

Recent Robotics Posts

Watch This Robot Snake Climb Vertical Walls

Watch This Robot Snake Climb Vertical Walls for its wall-climbing abilities, I got a one-word response: "Magnets."

DIY Swarmbots

DIY Swarmbots

Build a mesh-networked mob of R/C cars with Particle microcontrollers.

Use Fuel Injection Solenoids To Make a Street Writing Robot

Use Fuel Injection Solenoids To Make a Street Writing Robot

We’ve had a few variations of street writing robots at our Maker Faires and they always attract the attention of those near by. There are multitudes of ways to write on the road, but often the materials used can last longer than you want, or even be permanent. Instructables user […]

Cool Crowdfunding: Wooden Globes, Expressive Robots, And Learning

Cool Crowdfunding: Wooden Globes, Expressive Robots, And Learning

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our […]

Don't Miss Our "Robots 101" Live Seminar This Thursday, Hosted By Saura Naderi

Don’t Miss Our “Robots 101” Live Seminar This Thursday, Hosted By Saura Naderi

This week, Saura joins us again, this time as a host of our latest Live Learning session — Robots 101, What you need to know to build robots. This 2-3 hour seminar for Make: Members will help guide the new maker to an understanding of what qualifies as a robot (or robotic mechanism), how to use various robotics components, and give a hands-on experience for designing and building your own robot.

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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