Talking about Particle and IoT on the MacroFab Engineering Podcast

What’s more fun than unboxing a brand new Particle device and bringing an idea to life? How about doing it while recording an episode for a popular engineering podcast?

Podcasting an IoT Project Build

Earlier this week, I ventured out to Houston, Texas to visit MacroFab and speak to Parker Dillmann, MacroFab Co-Founder and Lead Engineer on Episode #122 of the MacroFab Engineering Podcast (MEP). We discussed Particle, Mesh, separating IoT hype from reality and more.

We also did a live onboarding of some Particle Photons and walked through a few of our blinky starter projects in Build and the Console. Once we got our devices online, we built our own Particle-based IoT project and chatted about the results.

Parker in Action

I won’t spoil the details of the project or the outcome, you’ll have to listen to find out more! So, head on over to the MacroFab site, check it out, and let us know here in the comments what you think about it. And, if you’re not already a subscriber of the MEP, you should add the show to your pod-catcher of choice!

Thanks MacroFab!

Thanks again to MacroFab for having us out to the office and on the Podcast! If you’re looking to create prototypes or production-runs your Particle-powered devices, I recommend checking out MacroFab for yourself. They have an amazing, online UX for setting up PCBA runs and you can get $50 off your first (or next) order with them.

Author Bio

Brandon Satrom is the Developer Evangelist for Particle. An unabashed lover of the web, mobile and an avid tinkerer, Brandon loves to talk about sensors and circuits, microcontrollers, open source, robots and whatever new shiny tool or technology has distracted him from that other thing he was working on. Brandon has spoken at national, international and online events, and is the author of four books. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Sarah, and three sons, Benjamin, Jack and Matthew.

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