Intel Atom for Makers and the DIY Community

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B204


Learn about the MinnowBoard, a new open source embedded hardware platform for hackers and makers.


As costs have come down and the power of embedded platforms has increased, the hacker/maker community is playing an increasingly critical role in the creation of disruptive technologies. The “Next Big Thing” will likely start out as a hacker project using a commodity embedded hardware platform.

This talk will introduce you to the MinnowBoard, an affordable, open source hardware platform powered by an Intel Atom processor. It will also cover the development of an autonomous robotics project powered by Minnow and the Yocto Project embedded Linux platform.

Speaking experience

Scott has been a speaker for the Portland Linux User Group, and has presented at events including Open Source Bridge and the Embedded Linux Conference. He is active in the open source developer community in Portland, OR.

My OSB 2010 Talk:

My PLUG Dec 2011 Talk:

My ELC Feb 2013 Talk: (still waiting for slides to get uploaded)

I am also submitting this talk to LinuxFest NorthWest. If accepted, I will be giving it the weekend of April 27th.