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Happy Arduino Day 2014! #ArduinoD14

Saturday, March 29th, 2014


Arduino Day  Streaming from  ITP in New York (12-5 pm) with Massimo Banzi and Tom Igoe:

 

Arduino Day Hangout onAir at Adafruit on a special Saturday night 7pm ET March 29th, 2014 LIVE show!

 

Click and find the Arduino Day event near you on the Map.

29th of March Arduino Day: we are ready to celebrate with more than 240 events #ArduinoD14

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

ARDUINODAY

Arduino is having a worldwide anniversary event on March 29th bringing together the people and projects that have helped it grow to where it is today. This celebration of Arduino and its community is a day of official and self-organised gatherings, encouraging people to meet and share their interest with neighbors and friends.

More than 240 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios, and educators around the world have planned unique activities designed for a wide range of audiences and skillsets.

We have created a map to identify all the community events going on throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Find an event near you at http://arduinoday.tv (more…)

Hack the Arduino Robot: the results are impressive! (And you can vote them)

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Hackrobot

During the last months we’ve been involved with RS components in launching the “Hack the Arduino Robot” competition. It has been a bit of a special competition where people would participate by posting their ideas and a committee of experts would choose which could be the most interesting challenges for the Arduino Robot to perform.

I was part of the committee and I am pleased to say that I am not disappointed. The level of the projects is in general pretty impressive, specially considering the amount of time they had to put into making something innovative. I am really thrilled about getting to know which team will be the one voted as the final winner of the challenge, I have my favorites, but I will not say publicly.

I think everyone should look at the videos just to see that robots can be so much more than whatever it is we conceptualized them for.

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Now it’s time to express your vote too: the likes of the videos on the playlist will be counted until 23rd of March 2014. The project with the most likes wins the community award!

29th of March: A celebration of 10 years of Arduino and its worldwide community

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

ARDUINODAY

Arduino Day  is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. It’s 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences, and learn more.

Arduino invites Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, studios, educators, beginners and pro to take part to a day of celebration.

Every Arduino Day event is modular. All over the world, organizers can plan different types of activities according to different audiences and skills.

You can attend any event or organize one for your community.

It doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or a newbie, an engineer, designer, crafter or maker: Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it.

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“Hack the Arduino Robot”: join the competition!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

HackTheArduinoRobot

 

RobotChallenge is an international championship for self-made, autonomous, and mobile robots taking place in Vienna (Austria) since 2004. Each year robots compete in different competitions – Robot Sumo, Line Follower, Air Race, Humanoid Sprint, Puck Collect and Freestyle . This year RobotChallenge in cooperation with Arduino and RS Components presents a new open source competition called:  “Hack the Arduino Robot!”.

If you like robot and feel like you could hack the Arduino Robot in a great way, submit a short description of your project idea (up to 120 words) before the 26th of January responding to the following questions:

  • What would you do with an Arduino Robot?
  • What makes your idea special?
  • What real life problem does your robot solve?

An international jury will select the 10 best project ideas based on feasibility, creativity and innovation.

The selected teams will receive a brand new Arduino Robot for free to implement their project ideas and are invited to present their robots at RobotChallenge 2014 on 29th and 30th of March. (more…)

Are you using the Arduino Community Logo? Share it with us!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Arduino Community Logo

Last year, during World Maker Faire, Massimo Banzi announced the release of the Arduino Community Logo.

It was our effort to support projects, initiatives and activities, blooming within the Arduino community, to express their passionate engagement with us. We designed the logo to allow the personalization of its lower-right part in order to provide a free space to add the name of groups and local communities self-organizing activities and/or online content focused on Arduino.

Now it’s time to give some visibly to those who accepted our invitation and started to use the customised Community Logo in their channels of communication. (more…)

Arduino Store: yes, we are open!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

ArduinoStore

We’re happy to announce we are now online with the new Arduino Store.
Last October we started a progressive change of our platform and yesterday we released an improvement of our online Store, offering better navigation experience and interface design, cheaper shipping fees in EU and a series of new products from different producers.

Take a look at the new store menu! Next to official Arduino products you’ll now be able to purchase:

- components for your interactive projects
- products by Adafruit, BareConductive, Prusa, Plug&Wear
- 3rd party shields
- filaments for your 3d printer
- books and manuals to improve your learning experience
- Arduino At Heart and Certified

Stay tuned as new features are coming up soon!

Building strong partnerships with Arduino At Heart Program

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Primo

More frequently than ever, prototypes created using Arduino become products, and the Arduino brand is used to carry ideas of quality and easy of use to these products. Often though, the self-proclaimed Arduino compatibility does not take the form of an innovative and valuable product. That’s why Arduino started Arduino@Heart program. The program allows Arduino to build strong partnerships with products and people we appreciate and brings forward these relationships communicating them clearly with a symbol and some actions visible to a broader audience.

Many companies and individual makers create products based on the Arduino technology and would like to be clearly identified as supporters of the Arduino project. Arduino@Heart allows them to show they are part of the Arduino ecosystem while receiving support and recognition from Arduino. Arduino@Heart is a relationship of mutual help: Arduino supports makers and companies with visibility; at the same time, interesting products show how Arduino can be used in cool sustainable ways.

The Arduino@Heart program is a Brand License Agreement designed for makers and companies wanting to make their products easily recognisable as based on the Arduino technology with a fee for them reaching the maximum of 5% of the wholesale price. Arduino supports @Heart partners through promotion of their brand, products and content on its site and social networks with links to documentation and tutorials. This helps ensure that partners’ brands are marketed to the right target groups and are clearly associated with Arduino.

The program is available for any product  supported by the Arduino Development environment, currently including these Atmel’s microcontrollers:

  • ATMega328 clocked at 8 or 16 MHz
  • ATMega1280 clocked at 16 MHz
  • ATMega2560 clocked at 16 MHz
  • ATMega32U4 clocked at 16MHz
  • SAM3X

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Digital innovation for social change: Arduino is in the first 100!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

NominetTrust100
We are really excited  to be included in the 2013 Nominet Trust 100 which celebrates inspiring examples of ventures from around the world that are using tech to accelerate social change.

The Nominet Trust 100 Steering Group, this year included; Lord Jim Knight (a consultant specialising in the use of technology in education and employment), Rory Cellan-Jones (Technology Journalist for the BBC), Madhav Chavan (a leading Indian educator, social activist and social entrepreneur) and Jeremy Heimans (Founder and CEO of Purpose).

The list has been launched with a feature by Charlie Leadbeater in the Financial Times weekend, here’s an extract from the article: (more…)

Arduino at Maker Faire Rome on video

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Arduino at Makerfaire Video

 

Three weeks after Maker Faire Rome we’d like to share with you some memories of those special days with a short video featuring  Massimo Banzi commenting on the big news announced during the fair, but also Riccardo Luna, David Cuartielles, Sherry Huss, Jennifer Turliuk, Leah Buechley, David Gauntlett …

And as an introduction to it I borrow the words Massimo uses towards the end of his interview in the video:

People often think Arduino is all about making electronic boards. But actually, helping organise a big event like this, working for two years to get partners to be able to create a Maker Faire  for the whole of Europe and achieving the result of getting more than 200 makers and thousands of visitors to the same place to talk about the maker movement and facilitating collaboration in Europe, is sometimes much more important than creating yet another electronic board.

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