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When Intel Partnered with Maker-Style DIY Inventors

When Intel Partnered with Maker-Style DIY Inventors

Here’s a virtual blast from the past showing images and video clips from a time when the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) hosted maker-like DIY inventions.

COVID-19 has prevented any travel for the near future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revisit the recent past. In this “Virtual Tech Travel Log,” I’ve set the way-back machine for September 9, 2014. The destination is (was) a three-day event known as the Intel Developer Forum or IDF. Interestingly enough, this was a time when another virus was troubling the world, namely, the Ebola epidemic. However, it was business as usual throughout the west coast as the Ebola crisis had a far lesser impact on the US than today’s COVID-19.

This video highlights what caught my attention at the Intel Developer Forum in 2014. If you attended this event, let me know what you saw that piqued your interest.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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