maddog goes to Rio for “Hack and Beer” and learns to appreciate the journey.

Blast Off!

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The little boy behind me was really excited about his first airplane trip. When the plane started to take off, he gave a very loud countdown to “blast off!” It was refreshing to hear that much enthusiasm, particularly because air travel has become a “magic elevator” for me. The doors close in one location and open in another, but I have little excitement in the journey, only the destination.

I experienced a similar excitement with my first Arduino “Hack and Beer.” Arranged by my friend Álvaro Justen in Rio de Janeiro, I must admit I was a bit dubious that anything significant would come of just one night’s hardware “hacking.”

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