61. Arduino Co-founder David Cuartielles on the Open Source Movement and Future of Education

David Cuartielles - Founder of ArduinoDavid Cuartielles (@dcuartielles) is the co-founder and co-creator of Arduino the open hardware platform Arduino, which has become a leading platform for DIY electronics and which earned the team an Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Digital Community Prix 2006, the SER price 2015, the FIUM price 2017, and an Ashoka Fellowship 2017, among others. David’s work spans the fields of programming, education, research, and product development and since the late nineties, he has developed robotic, mobile and net-based interactive art installations and open source tools for live performance and education. He is a passionate speaker on how we can reform education through practically enabling children and young people to play and test, engineering ideas in partnership with peers and experts others. David works to enable such learning to take place through various initiatives including the Institute Of Interactive Objects laboratory at Malmö University, the Arduino community and his academic research and forthcoming Ph.D. at Malmö University [spreaker type=player resource=”episode_id=18590619″ width=”100%” height=”200px” theme=”light” playlist=”false” playlist-continuous=”false” autoplay=”false” live-autoplay=”false” chapters-image=”true” episode-image-position=”right” hide-logo=”false” hide-likes=”false” hide-comments=”false” hide-sharing=”false” hide-download=”true”] Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

  • How opensource is affecting education and improving lives worldwide
  • Why open-source software is different than open-source hardware
  • What makes hardware so hard
  • How to recreate the education system for the modern era
  • The reason edtech startups so often fail
  • Why Arduino took forever to finally make money
  • What David thinks about Sweden’s political system and the importance of healthcare
  • Why technology is not good or bad
  • The reason cities make more sense than nation-states for governance

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