Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact

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Raspberry Pi 3 released, faster CPU, integrated Wifi

It's only been a year since the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B was released, and to mark the 4th birthday of the Raspberry Pi a new Pi is being released today. The NEW Raspberry Pi 3 Model B! This new Pi offers a faster CPU at 1.2Ghz, along with integrated 802.11n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 with Bluetooth LE. Over the last few months I'd been wondering if a new Pi might come this year. After all, hardware keeps advancing so there's not much reason to stand still on RPi2 for long. I also didn't want ... [More]

Exciting Time for Makers! We're in a Maker Renaissance!

This is something I've thought about from time to time the last few years. It's also something that just keeps getting more and more exciting; amazing if you will! The "Maker culture" has been around for some time, but we're currently in a renaissance of sorts. It's really never been easier for DIY'ers / Makers to to take off-the-shelf components and make some amazing projects that just weren't affordable to do just 10 or 20 years ago. The maker space that stand out the most to me are the variou... [More]

First 10 Minutes with Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 for IoT

My very first Raspberry Pi arrived yesterday. I'm super excited to get playing, and frankly I probably should have gotten one of the older versions sooner. Now that I've got Pi, I can start hacking! Since this is a Raspberry Pi 2 (same goes for the Raspberry Pi 3!), it can run the new Windows 10 for IoT making it easy to build apps for it with C# and Visual Studio. Well, I haven't gotten to actually building any apps yet, but was able to get Windows 10 for IoT setup. Install Windows 10 for IoT I... [More]