Arduino The Documentary now online

dcuartiellesJanuary 7th, 2011

Arduino The Documentary is finally out. We have been waiting for long, but now you can see it at Vimeo (EN, ES) and download it from Archive.org (EN, ES). The file is licensed under CC-SA 3.0 and can be redistributed. The makers are working in making a batch of DVDs that will include the full interviews as well as footage of the different locations where the documentary was made (ITP, Parsons, Adafruit, Rockwellgroup, and Makerbot New York; Medialab Prado and IES Miguel Hernandez, Madrid; Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon). Here the documentary in English:

And here in Spanish (there are subtitles in other languages at Archive.org):

The music is from People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz, the theme chosen is Ghosts Before Breakfast, feel free to check it out.

Just anticipating any questions about this: no, Arduino has not supported the production of this documentary beyond giving access to our 2010 NYC meeting, donating some footage of the production plan in Ivrea, Italy, and being dead honest about what we think the future of embedded computing will be. Whatever message the documentary transmits is part of the work of its makers. We are just grateful they think the same way we do and that the result turned out this way. We are also thankful to everyone that showed up in the video saying how cool our project is, and to all of you that are making it possible.

All the work was made by Rodrigo (twitt him at @rodhk) and Raul (idea, film, postproduction), Gustavo (@gus_teky, who promoted this in the first place), and the people at Laboral Centro de Arte (financing, and equipment) in Gijon, Spain.

PS. this was the best xmas present I could get for 2010, thanks guys!

Update 2011-01-08:

  • added links for the downloads at Archive.org,
  • there were 26.000 views in the first 24h of the documentary being online,
  • translators needed visit: http://arduinothedocumentary.org/wiki and contribute,
  • added links to Rockwellgroup, one of the locations seen in the video
  • added a credit link to Gustavo Valera

14 Responses to “Arduino The Documentary now online”

  1. Arduino The Documentary now online « adafruit industries blog Says:

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  2. Antonio Says:

    for those who can’t wait to download it, here is one torrent: http://onebigtorrent.org/torrents/10461/Arduino-the-documentary-Espaol

  3. Tom O'Brien Says:

    This documentary is truly inspiring! The Arduino movement is an amazing example of what will happen when the right group gets together to work on the right idea. Thanks to all the participants in the documentary (and the filmmakers) for such a great story.

    I am retired, and might not be around 25 years from now to see it, but I feel very happy, knowing that the future of technology is in such good and capable hands.

  4. New Arduino Documentary « Ponoko – Blog Says:

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  5. brbrbr Says:

    Torrents through burnbit:

    http://burnbit.com/torrent/161935/Arduino_The_Documentary_2010_English_ogv

    http://burnbit.com/torrent/161936/Arduino_The_Documentary_2010_English_mov

    http://burnbit.com/torrent/161937/Arduino_The_Documentary_2010_English_512kb_mp4

  6. Arduino – The Documentary : netzpolitik.org Says:

    [...] Vimeo findet sich eine fast 30 Minuten lange Dokumentation über das Open-Hardware-Projekt [...]

  7. Tuxbrain Says:

    Translation to spanish of this blog post
    http://www.tuxbrain.com/content/arduino-el-documental-ahora-online
    Tradducion al castellano de este post

  8. Julius Solaris Says:

    What a truly inspirational story. The Arduino experience is one of those open source successes that not only wins for superior technology but also for adoption.

    I truly hope education bodies would realize that instead of wasting public money on private solutions.

    Keep it up guys!

  9. Furqan Says:

    Simply, I LOVE ARDUINO!

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