Embedded linux systems are gaining in popularity in the maker/hacker communities. Platforms such as the BeagleBone and RaspberryPi have created new interest in systems which can interact with the physical world. However, interacting with the physical world can be a challenge. Luckily, we have Erlang to help us out. This talk covers new hardware platforms, embedded linux systems, why Erlang is a good fit, and how you can get started hardware hacking the world with Erlang.