Vote for Arduino

dcuartiellesMay 9th, 2010

 

The Italian government is making a selection of national innovations to bring to Shanghai’s Expo this year. There have been many entries, among them ours, and now Wired Italy is conducting an online poll to decide which will be the chosen ones to be present at the Expo. Representing Arduino, Massimo submitted an entry in the name of Smartprojects, the company manufacturing Arduino USB and Arduino Mega, as well as a bunch of the official shields. The whole campaign is in Italian, and therefore it is pretty hard for the non-Italian speakers to even get to know this is happening.

This is a call for you all to Vote for Arduino, if you are happy with the platform, if you enjoy learning and building with us, if you like it and if you like us, you can help us out getting more visibility in front of the world by visiting the following website and clicking on the five-starts rating system on top of the page. Please, go straight for the 5th star, we need all the help in the world to be one of the chosen ones.

http://www.italianvalley.it/ProjectDetail/179/2/Un-hardware-open-source-per-tutti-i-creativi-.aspx

As a thank you, here you get a video of Massimo explaining in Italian why Arduino should be representing Italy at the Expo:


Massimo applying to the Shanghai Expo 2010

UPDATE 20100510: not even 24 hours after the announcement on the blog, we are already second, guys thanks a lot for voting for us, we just need a couple of hundred more votes to make it to the first place!

UPDATE 20100510_2: Davide Gomba from Tinker.it! subtitled the movie with Massimo, for those of you wondering what he was saying in it :-)

 

 

 

 

 

El gobierno Italiano está haciendo una selección de innovaciones nacionales que traer a la exposición de Shanghai de este año. Hay muchas entidades participantes, entre otras la nuestra. Wired Italia es el responsable de estudiar que candidatos son los mejores en función de una votación online. Representado a Arduino, Massimo envió una solicitud en el nombre de Smartprojects, la empresa que fabrica Arduino USB y Arduino Mega, así como una serie de los shields oficiales. Toda la campaña es en Italiano, y puede resultar difícil de comprender si no se habla la lengua.

Este post es una llamada para que Voteis por Arduino. Si la plataforma responde a tus expectativas, si disfrutas aprendiendo y construyendo con nosotros, si te gusta y te gustamos, nos puedes ayudar a conseguir más visibilidad en todo el mundo visitando esta web y clickeando sobre las cinco estrellas del sistema de votación al principio de la página. Por favor, ve directo a por la 5a estrella, necesitamos toda la ayuda del mundo para ser elegidos.

http://www.italianvalley.it/ProjectDetail/179/2/Un-hardware-open-source-per-tutti-i-creativi-.aspx

Ahí va un vídeo de Massimo explicando porqué Arduino debiera ser elegido:


Massimo solitando enviar Arduino a la Expo 2010

 

12 Responses to “Vote for Arduino”

  1. Vote for Arduino! « adafruit industries blog Says:

    [...] Vote for Arduino! The Italian government is making a selection of national innovations to bring to Shanghai’s Expo this year. There have been many entries, among them ours, and now Wired Italy is conducting an online poll to decide which will be the chosen ones to be present at the Expo. Representing Arduino, Massimo submitted an entry in the name of Smartprojects, the company manufacturing Arduino USB and Arduino Mega, as well as a bunch of the official shields. The whole campaign is in Italian, and therefore it is pretty hard for the non-Italian speakers to even get to know this is happening. This is a call for you all to Vote for Arduino, if you are happy with the platform, if you enjoy learning and building with us, if you like it and if you like us, you can help us out getting more visibility in front of the world by visiting the following website and clicking on the five-starts rating system on top of the page. Please, go straight for the 5th star, we need all the help in the world to be one of the chosen ones. As a thank you, here you get a video of Massimo explaining in Italian why Arduino should be representing Italy at the Expo… [...]

  2. Jennifer Magnolfi Says:

    Fantastico! You have my vote.

  3. Amr Malik Says:

    Great idea! I voted but I’m not sure if the votes from outside Italy are being counted. As of this writing, Wisepower has more than 4 times the votes that Arduino has (3250 vs 810), and their website is already claiming that they have been selected to represent at the Shanghai 2010 expo ( http://www.nipslab.org/node/2500) .

    I think we should have one picture of arduino and the remaining pictures should be of some cool things people have done with it.

  4. Cool toys and Gadgets » Blog Archive » Vote for Arduino! Says:

    [...] Vote for Arduino! Arduino has helped many people get in to electronics, it's run by a great group and most of all – it's completely open source hardware, they're pioneers – it would be great to see OSHW in the Shanghai Expo (and on that note, check out the expo!)… The Italian government is making a selection of national innovations to bring to Shanghai’s Expo this year. There have been many entries, among them ours, and now Wired Italy is conducting an online poll to decide which will be the chosen ones to be present at the Expo. Representing Arduino, Massimo submitted an entry in the name of Smartprojects, the company manufacturing Arduino USB and Arduino Mega, as well as a bunch of the official shields. The whole campaign is in Italian, and therefore it is pretty hard for the non-Italian speakers to even get to know this is happening. This is a call for you all to Vote for Arduino, if you are happy with the platform, if you enjoy learning and building with us, if you like it and if you like us, you can help us out getting more visibility in front of the world by visiting the following website and clicking on the five-starts rating system on top of the page. Please, go straight for the 5th star, we need all the help in the world to be one of the chosen ones. As a thank you, here you get a video of Massimo explaining in Italian why Arduino should be representing Italy at the Expo… Vote here! Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Arduino | Digg this! No tags for this post. [...]

  5. flapjackboy Says:

    Voted.

  6. Techs for Planet - Vote for Arduino! Says:

    [...] Vote for Arduino! Arduino has helped many people get in to electronics, it’s run by a great group and most of all – it’s completely open source hardware, they’re pioneers – it would be great to see OSHW in the Shanghai Expo (and on that note, check out the expo!)… The Italian government is making a selection of national innovations to bring to Shanghai’s Expo this year. There have been many entries, among them ours, and now Wired Italy is conducting an online poll to decide which will be the chosen ones to be present at the Expo. Representing Arduino, Massimo submitted an entry in the name of Smartprojects, the company manufacturing Arduino USB and Arduino Mega, as well as a bunch of the official shields. The whole campaign is in Italian, and therefore it is pretty hard for the non-Italian speakers to even get to know this is happening. This is a call for you all to Vote for Arduino, if you are happy with the platform, if you enjoy learning and building with us, if you like it and if you like us, you can help us out getting more visibility in front of the world by visiting the following website and clicking on the five-starts rating system on top of the page. Please, go straight for the 5th star, we need all the help in the world to be one of the chosen ones. As a thank you, here you get a video of Massimo explaining in Italian why Arduino should be representing Italy at the Expo… [...]

  7. SpaceTechsOnline.net » Blog Archive » Vote for Arduino! Says:

    [...] Vote for Arduino! Arduino has helped many people get in to electronics, it’s run by a great group and most of all – it’s completely open source hardware, they’re pioneers – it would be great to see OSHW in the Shanghai Expo (and on that note, check out the expo!)… The Italian government is making a selection of national innovations to bring to Shanghai’s Expo this year. There have been many entries, among them ours, and now Wired Italy is conducting an online poll to decide which will be the chosen ones to be present at the Expo. Representing Arduino, Massimo submitted an entry in the name of Smartprojects, the company manufacturing Arduino USB and Arduino Mega, as well as a bunch of the official shields. The whole campaign is in Italian, and therefore it is pretty hard for the non-Italian speakers to even get to know this is happening. This is a call for you all to Vote for Arduino, if you are happy with the platform, if you enjoy learning and building with us, if you like it and if you like us, you can help us out getting more visibility in front of the world by visiting the following website and clicking on the five-starts rating system on top of the page. Please, go straight for the 5th star, we need all the help in the world to be one of the chosen ones. As a thank you, here you get a video of Massimo explaining in Italian why Arduino should be representing Italy at the Expo… [...]

  8. Arne Says:

    huh? and now in a language the rest of the world understands …

  9. Ming Says:

    I’m a chinese and live in Shanghai. We love arduino. Hope to see you in the expo!

  10. davide Says:

    here’s a version of the video with subtitles!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq2yE6lJNjI

  11. Tipie Says:

    I’m from Indonesia, I love Arduino. I hope will be more user of Arduino in Indonesia.

  12. kmarinelli Says:

    Good luck! I just bought my third Arduino USB on the weekend.

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