Scott Hanselman

March was for Makers - Fantastic Hardware Tutorials, Videos, Podcasts and more!

April 1, '15 Comments [2] Posted in Hardware
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I'd like to take a moment and be proud of myself and my friend Saron. This last month, March of 2015, we teamed up at decided to come up with a scheme to get folks excited about Making. By making, I mean creating physical things with hardware like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, soldering things, and generally using electricity and software to do awesome stuff.

A lot of us are software engineers, but we don't realize how powerful we can feel when we do things with the software and hardware.

Getting that LED to flash is just the beginning. When you can affect your physical world, the sense of empowerment is intoxicating. This is fantastic not only for old-timers like myself, but also young people and kids who may be looking into engineering as a career.

All month long we did podcasts, blog posts, Twitter chats, and live Google hangouts, all with the goal to get you, dear reader, excited about hardware. I'm REALLY proud of what we accomplished. Note that we both do this on the side as volunteers while holding down regular jobs.

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March Is For Makers

Our little mini event was a great success, as far as we're concerned. We were not measuring things like page views, but rather excited people. Here's a few choice tweets.

The http://www.marchisformakers.com site will continue to live on year-round with occasional updates, and we are planning next years event to be even bigger and more exciting. Until then, all of our content lives on.

Here's some of the highlights of this fantastic month. You can get ALL the content on our site.

And there's SO MUCH MORE.

Again, please subscribe, and SHARE our adventure with your family, friends, teachers, students, kids, and others who you think would be great makers! #MarchIsForMakers.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:50:08 UTC
...the whole post reads a bit different if you misread the first line as "I'd like to take a moment and be proud of myself and my friend Sauron."
John Vinall
Friday, 17 April 2015 10:04:24 UTC
Getting that LED to flash is just the beginning. When you can affect your physical world, the sense of empowerment is intoxicating. This is fantastic not only for old-timers like myself, but also young people and kids who may be looking into engineering as a career.
Nitin Maheshwari
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