UPDATE: If you’re in the Bay Area and want to demo a cool Pebble hardware hack you’ve built, tell us about your project! Your Maker Faire ticket will be paid by Team Pebble if we select your hack.
Pebble was born from hacking. Back in 2008, Eric plugged a Nokia phone display and Bluetooth radio into an Arduino board and our first prototype came to life. Hacking is part of Pebble’s DNA, and is reflected today in the awesome apps made by Pebble developers using our SDK — from flying an AR Drone to controlling a Tesla. That’s why you’ll find Pebble at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Event Center.
But we’re not doing it alone. We’re sharing a booth with the wonderful folks at Spark, makers of the Spark Core — a tiny, Arduino-compatible WiFi development board. The Spark team created an easy-to-use product that allows anyone to connect everyday electronics to the internet over WiFi. We have a lot in common, from our Kickstarter beginnings and passion for hacking to our open platforms and strong developer communities.
Spark and Pebble are joining forces at Maker Faire to enable makers and developers to explore new and exciting ideas that connect our two platforms. We believe that, just like the web, the internet of things will only thrive when people collaborate.
Join us next weekend in San Mateo for two fun-filled days of hacking on Pebble and Spark Core. You’ll find us in booth #813 inside the Expo Hall — see you there!