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Irish researchers create new Intel board

Monday, July 28 11:51:56

Over the weekend, Intel showcased the newly released Galileo Gen 2, a board designed in Ireland for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts.

Galileo Gen 2 is the latest in a family of Arduino-certified development boards based on Intel architecture and is an enhancement of the original Galileo, released in October last year.

This new board, and the Intel Quark SoC X1000 by which it is powered, both continue to be designed in Ireland by a team based at the at the Intel campus in Leixlip Co. Kildare.

At Saturday's Dublin Maker event, Intel demonstrated its power through a series of creative and diverse technology demos which were brought together in the specially penned 'Galileo hub'.

Visitors to the Maker gathering, an event which was open to the public and free to attend, had the opportunity to see how artists, designers and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts – who often don't have technical backgrounds - have created interactive objects or environments using Galileo technology. It is through events such as Maker gatherings that Intel aims to encourage makers of all ages to explore the possibilities of creating with technology.

Intel Ireland for the first time this year became involved as a main sponsor of the Dublin Maker event which is a tented festival that takes the form of a "show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call have an opportunity to showcase their creations at individual booths in a carnival atmosphere.

Makers participating at the event range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond.

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