Archive for the ‘ArduinoAtHeart’ Category

How to make your own Primo prototype using digital fabrication and Arduino boards

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

primo doc

Primo‘s team sent us exciting news from their HQ about their contribution to the open source community. After the successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the wooden play-set that uses shapes, colours and spacial awareness to teach programming logic through a tactile, warm and magical learning experience, they took a step further. They released all the documentation and the instructions to produce a Primo prototype,  different from the product that they make and sell.

We just finished the first edition of the Primo play-set open documentation, that includes the design files that we used to make our first prototype and a step-by-step guide to make your own version of the Primo play set. This “maker” version of our product can be assembled using rapid prototyping techniques and common tools like Arduino boards. (more…)

The most advanced Lamp/Speaker is open source and also Arduino at heart

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

cromatica digital habits

Interacting with objects in a new way has always been the main focus of Digital Habits, a design studio based in Milan.  Today we are proud to announce they’ve become a partner  of the Arduino At Heart program with their new project called Cromatica (it was exhibited at the coveted Fuorisalone Milan Design Week in the Superstudio Temporary Museum for New Design and started the crowdfunding campaign just some days ago!).

Cromatica is half speaker and half desk lamp: it can be controlled through a natural gestural interface, touch sensors or remotely via the Cromatica Android and iOS app. Designed to deliver both light and sound functions, Cromatica features wireless 4.0 Bluetooth connection for streaming music and a RGB lamp for multiple ambient effects. (more…)

See what your Arduino is thinking with MicroView

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Microview

As some of you have already noticed on our social channels, we are thrilled to announce a new partner in the Arduino at Heart Program: MicroView, the first chip-sized Arduino compatible that lets you see what your Arduino is thinking using an OLED display.

Microview, by Geek Ammo, is versatile as it meets the needs of beginners and experts alike. (more…)

Support Open Source Beehives and help promoting international bee recovery

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Open Source Beehive

Recent declines in honey bee populations raised attention of many scientists and now makers started activating swell.

The Open Source Beehives (OSBH) project is a collaborative response to the threat faced by Bee populations in industrialised nations around the world.
They’ve just launched a campaign on Indiegogo and are waiting for your contribution.

The campaign will help to build new sensors to understand the behaviour of the bees and the pollutants that are killing them. Also the production of the hives relies on the Fab Lab Network, which makes it able to be produced anywhere in the world. The project is proudly powered by the Arduino At Heart Smart Citizen Kit.

Jonathan Minchin, the bee-man in the lab ;) , told us: (more…)

An award-winning LCD with an Arduino built-in (using only 2 pins!)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

arLCD

 

We are happy to announce a new entry in the Arduino At Heart program. It’s called arLCD by EarthMake, an US based company with the mission to introduce ezLCD technology produced by its sister company EarthLCD to the Maker Market through special products.

The new Arduino at Heart is not just an LCD and you should not confuse it with a snails pace 2.8 LCD shield that uses almost all your I/O pins!

arLCD is a full smart ezLCD GPU with the Arduino Uno R3 on the same PCB in a thin, easy to integrate package with a panel mount bezel available in the near future. (more…)

Primo and playful programming: last 3 days on Kickstarter!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Primo_Workshop

Here’s the latest updates from Primo’s team on their successful Kickstarter campaign. You have only 3 days left to pre-order your copy!

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27 days on from our Kickstarter campaign for Primo, in collaboration with the Arduino at Heart program, we are pleased to announce that we have reached both our first funding goal at £ 35,000 and our first stretch goal at £ 40,000. This means that our little robot will evolve to allow makers to add sensors and actuators, amplifying greatly the Primo experience.

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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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Teach programming logic to kids with Primo – Now on Kickstarter!

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Primo

Primo is a play-set that uses shapes, colours and spacial awareness to teach programming logic through a tactile, warm and magical learning experience.

We are proud to announce that Primo is on Kickstarter now and it’s an Arduino At Heart product!

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It’s Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings. BareConductive have a stretch goal!

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

TouchBoard

The Touch Board by Bare Conductive is not only a way to turn almost any surface into an interface, it is also one of the first products taking part of Arduino at Heart program: it will bear the Arduino at Heart logo, and you can program it just like an Arduino.

It took less that 1 day to reach the first goal of £15K on Kickstarter and since then they are working on building interesting stretch goal!

Some hours ago they reached the second stretch goal of £75K and they’ll be sending to every backer a stencil perfect for use with Electric Paint.

The stencil will include the Touch Board footprint so you can easily connect your Touch Board to the graphic. It will also have a keyboard template to make a MIDI piano and some other designs to help you get started the second you receive your Touch Board.

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Touch Board brings Interactivity Everywhere

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Touch Board

 

We’re proud to announce that the Touch Board by BareConductive is one of the first projects to be selected for our new Arduino At Heart program and it’s launching today on Kickstarter!

The Touch Board is a way to turn almost any surface into an interface. As many of you know, the last two years of Electric Paint have shown us that there is a real interest in developing unexpected interactions.

That’s why BareConductive team decided to develop a board able to do a ton of cool stuff but focused on 3 main points. Here’s how Becky, one of the founders, described it to us:

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