Rebel Geeks is a seven-part series on Al Jazeera English channel, featuring profiles of people around the world challenging power structures and offering a different vision of our technological future.
During Makers Faire in Shenzhen, in southeastern China, the authors of the series met Massimo Banzi and produced‘ Meet Your Maker’, a video interview about Arduino and how thousands of people are adopting it to build everything from 3D printers to drones, smart home devices to robotics.
‘Meet Your Maker’ can be seen on Al Jazeera English from November 16 at 22.30GMT.
A few weeks ago Matt Timmons-Brown, The Raspberry Pi Guy, visited Pi Towers to interview Raspberry Pi Trading CEO Eben Upton. Over the course of an hour and a half, Matt drew Eben’s detailed answers on some of the topics that hundreds of you put forward in response to a call for questions.
When might we see an updated Model A and Compute Module? What’s next for the Raspberry Pi camera module and Pi NoIR? How will a Raspberry Pi look, ten years from now? Are there any plans to update Minecraft: Pi Edition for the Pi 2’s hardware?
Watch Matt’s interview for the answers to these and many more. You’ll certainly learn things you won’t have seen elsewhere.
“This is not a product announcement! This is speculation about industry trends! Make sure that that bit goes in the video.”
Mike Szczys of Hackaday met Massimo Banzi at Maker Faire Shenzhen and interviewed him about manufacturing Genuino in China, the current and future of Arduino, and how recent events may shape the Open Hardware landscape.