Have some fun with with some Raspberry PI’s and Akka remote actors. In a pure software world it can be beneficial to take a step back and introduce a physical aspect to the work you do. This light and sound filled talk covers the fundamentals of remote actors with some exciting hardware interactions. Remote AKKA actors will be our first stop. We will discuss the configuration and setup of this valuable tool. Once our configuration is complete, we continue by setting up a small cluster of raspberry pi’s to use for our experiment. With our small cluster, we will look at creating and receiving messages. Then react to external stimuli and produce our own responses. With these tools, our creation will slowly come to life. Failure is always an option, so we look finally at handling failure and reacting to it. What happens when our machine breaks, and how can we best handle that event? This introduction should inspire you to think about the possibilities of Akka and give you the tools to get started on your own Akka projects.