Yesterday we kicked off the second season of #VBlatu lecture series with an excellent talk by Luka Birsa about building low powered devices in particular and hardware startups in general. Luka is a CTO of Visionect, a Ljubljana startup which got substantial founding last month to build a general purpose tablet for various special purposes, from supplanting restaurant menus to boat control devices.
The only time I was trying to do something with hardware, the project become a catastrophe. Consequently I promised myself, never to have anything to do with hardware ever again. But Luka's passion for hardware was so palpable yesterday, that even I contemplated trying out to do something physical that you can actually touch and show to your family.
If you're keen on building real stuff, now it is perfect time to do it, as explained yesterday by Luka in person and Paul Graham on his blog.