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Vote for Arduino! [English subtitled video provided!]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

You have probably read this blog post from [dcuartielles] talking about “Italia degli Innovatori” project.

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.

Since I taped the interview some time ago, I chose to upload it on our youtube channel, with english subtitles.

Remember that this interview was shot to explain Arduino to an italian audience that used to ignore it. Massimo is one of the most modest person I know, and reading throught the subtitles I could feel the inner differences among english and italian.

Tell us what you think and – overall – vote!

via [arduinoBlog]

Competition: Enter the Humana Health by Design Contest

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

What a powerful (and useful) competition: Instructable teamed up with Humana to look for the best “health hack”.

So show us how you’ve modded your wheelchair, built a treadmill desk, or made inexpensive prosthetics for the third world. As a prize for the best ideas out there we are giving away three Wii consoles with Wii Fit Plus to encourage both health and play. Other prizes include healthy and delicious California citrus fruit, Pro memberships, t-shirts, and other goodies.

We have been constantly looking for this kind of experimental use of Arduino, such like brailleduino,  or some arduino-based mouse.  More to come.

To join the competition (which is open to international patecipants)

How to enter:

  1. Make a new Instructable. Previously published Instructables are not eligible.
  2. Upon publishing it, select the Humana Health by Design checkbox to enter.
  3. Missed it? Click this link to enter.


First Prize:
Nintendo Wii with a Nintendo Wii Fit Plus system.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up Prize:
One box of mixed seasonal citrus fruit, plus an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: April 6, 2010 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: May 23, 2010 11:59 PM PST

Via [Instructable]

Call for Works: One-Button Game Objects

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Push the button: Kokoromi’s Gamma game challenge, which we saw earlier this week, challenges game designers to build an entire gameplay mechanic around a single button. What can be done with a single hardware object – a self-contained, one-button invention? We’re looking for creations that answer that question, inspired by games (and encompassing hardware games and hacks), but also extending into interactive art and musical and visual instruments.
(DEADLINE: MARCH 1 (receipt))

From CDM post

Libelium presents: III Arduino Contest (2010)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

from libelium post

For the third consecutive year, Libelium organizes the Arduino Open Hardware Contest in order to award the best ideas and projects made with Arduino.

After the previous editions, this year we have decided to create just one category: “Amazing Arduino”.

We are looking for the most spectacular and unusual projects developed with Arduino.