Software and the physical world

After a sojourn into the virtual, Silicon Valley is turning back to the real world.

In this episode of the Radar podcast series, Jon Bruner and I are joined by Mike Loukides as we muse more on software and the physical world. No coffee shop clatter in the background this time around as we were forced by geography and time to talk on the phone, but I still managed to have a good cup from my favorite local cafe in my hand. In the course of our conversation, we discovered that Mike drinks tea, so this may be his last appearance.

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Our discussion ranges from the declining cost of 3D printing to ham radio antenna design. Along the way, we touch on the ease with which data scientists can build data sensing motes with open source and open hardware components. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed talking.

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  • Butch Laroo

    It was fun to listen to this. You guys should stop reading/discussing and actually fabricate something! Then you’ll have a better idea what you’re talking about.

    • Jim S

      Good point. I went to Maker Faire this weekend and now my problem is narrowing down what I’m going to do first.