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Arduino Barcamp ZgZ 2012 – Fotografías

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Robot Arduino, Arduino Barcamp, david cuartielles, arduteka, arduino, fotos, zaragoza, hardware libre

El pasado fin de semana Arduteka, en colaboración con Cooking Hacks y el proyecto Milla Digital del ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, celebraron la Arduino Barcamp más multitudinaria realizada hasta la fecha en España.

Ponencias de todo tipo, desde impresoras 3D hasta las novedades que acontecen al mundo Arduino de la mano de David Cuartielles, pasando por algo de software libre como Plasma Active, un entorno KDE para dispositivos móviles, hicieron las delicias de todos los asistentes al evento.


Via | Arduteka

Time-based OTP with Arduino

Monday, July 16th, 2012

First prototype

One-time-password (OTP) and its time-based version (time-based OTP, or simply TOTP) are commodity solutions to provide a second factor, in addition to simple passwords, for authentication.

Here Jose Damico proposes his way to implement a simple TOTP device using only open-source tools. The core of the project is an Arduino board connected to a small LCD. From the software perspective, the SHA-1 library comes from Cryptosuite, a cryptographic library for Arduino.

The device, which is OATH-compliant, will be presented soon to the “13th Fórum Internacional Software Livre“, that will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in next July 25-28.

More information can be found here.

[Via: Hack A Day]

Reminder: Open Hardware Summit submissions due next week.

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The submission deadline for the Open Hardware Summit is next Thursday, May 31st. If you’re doing something cool with open-source hardware and would like to present it as a talk, demo, or poster, check out the call for submissions and send in your proposal! The submissions are fairly informal and short (only a page or two), so there’s still time to put something together. The summit itself will be held on September 27th at Eyebeam in New York City.

Here’s some more information from the call:

The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) invites submissions for the third annual summit, to be held on September 27, 2012 at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City. The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to present, discuss, and learn about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines open hardware and its relation to other issues, such as software, design, business, law, and education. We are seeking submissions for talks, posters, and demos from individuals and groups working with open hardware and related areas. Submissions are due by May 31, 2012 BY 11:59pm (EST). Notification of accepted proposals will happen by July 8th, 2012.

Full details here.

Open Source Hardware Convention 2012 Madrid: Call for papers

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Open Source Hardware, Electronics and Robotics Convention is a 3-day event organized by the Synusia collective. The aim of the Convention is to extend the Open Source Software and to promote electronics and the philosophy of “do it yourself”. The event will take place in Madrid at the Centro de Formación Padre Piquer,  from the 21 to 23 September 2012. During the Convention, visitors will be able to attend and participate in lectures, workshops, round table discussions, and exhibitions of personal projects. The Convention is currently seeking submissions for papers and talks. Deadline for papers: 23 of July.

For more information:

ArduinoDay a Roma

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Per il secondo anno Discienza organizza l’Arduino Day, un giorno di incontri e scambio su progetti, pratiche, e smanettamenti vari fatti con Arduino. Alle 17:00 il nostro speech mostrerà alcuni prodotti e progetti su cui Arduino sta lavorando.

Arduino Day 2012 è una giornata dedicata a Arduino e alla community dei suoi utilizzatori, un evento in cui verranno presentate le novità
2012 più importanti del settore, e dove un grande open space raccoglierà i migliori progetti di appassionati e professionisti.
Nella sezione dedicata alle scuole e alla didattica sarà possibile richiedere informazioni per l’attivazione di corsi di formazione su Arduino.
La mattina sarà aperta con una conferenza dedicata a studenti e docenti per discutere insieme dei progetti di didattica della robotica e stimolare un confronto attivo.
Per tutta la giornata sarà attivo uno spazio aperto con esposizione libera di una selezione di progetti di istituti e appassionati e nel contempo sarà
possibile assistere ad una serie di Mini, brevi speech di circa 15 minuti in cui verranno presentati alcuni progetti Arduino based

prenota e partecipa, e porta a vedere il tuo progetto!

Happenings in Toronto

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Just got back from Toronto, where I attended events at Toronto Digifest and TIFF Nexus.  I was very impressed with all the interesting work happening there. I gave a presentation at DigiFest on Arduino, Physical Computing and Mass Participation (PDF, 25.9MB). At TIFF Nexus I was a commentator on the Peripherals Initiative along with Steve Daniels, John Bouchard, and Emilie McGinley.
On Thursday  Kate Hartman took me to visit her Social Body lab at OCAD University. After that, we went to visit Lawrence at Creatron, a local retailer of electronics parts for hobbyists.  I am envious of the electronics hackers in Toronto because of that store!  Lawrence carries all the stuff I and my students buy online all the time: microcontrollers, modules from online retailers like Adafruit and Spark Fun and individual components like resistors, LEDs, and much more.  He told me he works directly with his friends and colleagues in Hong Kong to import parts directly, so as to cut out the middleman and keep prices low. I tried to talk him into opening a store in New York City as well. We need you in NYC, Lawrence!
The Digifest talk was a great experience, thanks to organizers Luigi Ferrara, Nick Crampton, Samantha Fraser and the rest of the Digifest TO team. Thanks also to Maria Grazia Mattei and Giulia Capodieci of Meet the Media Guru for inviting and hosting me as well.Thanks to all the folks in the audience who asked really great questions as well.
On Friday Steve, John, and Ramona Pringle gave me a tour of Ryerson’s Digital Media facilities. Ryerson’s just finishing off the renovation of their Image Arts gallery, which looks like it’ll be a good space for showcasing student and faculty work. The building has a skin of LED panels, all of which are software-controllable, and John and his colleagues have been writing driver software for it.  I look forward to seeing images from it when it’s lit up, and seeing what students do with it when they get their hands on it. We also took a tour of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone business incubator, and had a great chat with Jason Nolan about the work EDGElab is doing in assistive design. He showed me an Arduino-based keyboard emulator designed by Vlad Cazan that was built to help a young girl with 1P36 deletion syndrome to communicate.

Keyboard emulator by Vlad Cazan and EDGELab

The TIFF Nexus peripherals event featured five hardware and software game hacks developed by teams who signed up for the event. Sadly, I only got to play two of them before I had to leave.  Button Masher (again featuring Vlad  and Alex Bethke of Golden Gear Games) is made up of two panels of hexagons of large light-up buttons, a sort of 21st century wack-a-mole, but with a variety of different games you can play on it, from snake trap to an Othello-like board game. Analog Defender, by Alexander Martin and Patrick Dinnen is a space game in the style of Space Invaders, but with a control panel made of great chunky industrial control knobs and buttons. The interface is pretty complicated but unlabled, and the developers encouraged players to label the controls with post-it notes as a form of social labeling. I loved the way you end up collaborating with people who played before you as a result.
It was a great trip, and it was wonderful to see so many folks using Arduino in really creative ways in Toronto.

Analog Defender


Arduino Confidential @ Open Hardware Summit

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Yesterday we had a wonderful day at New York Hall of Science, for the Open Source Hardware Summit, in its second edition. We had the chance to see amazing presentations from makers all over the worlds [see schedule & list of participants]  We had a good time in taking with Alicia Gibb, one of the organizers who explained us this year’s numbers and some ideas for the future.

[SlideShare presentation after the break]


One Week and 48 Hours Hacking in a Row

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Next week is when probably the most things will be happening around Arduino’s Spanish Community in just one week. Let me make a list for you, so if you happen to be in Spain, you know what you can do if you haven’t really planned your vacation yet:

- Campus Party 15: Valencia will host the 15th edition of the Campus Party between July 11th and 17th. It started as a Lan Party 15 years ago and has moved into a computer-related event with hacking sessions, lectures, workshops, P2P, robotics, and a lot of gaming. Arduino will present a new shield together with Telefonica I+D to be used in creating GPRS/GSM applications. We will host a series of presentations during the week, as well as a 48h hackathon for people to design new services and devices.

Check the Arduino Conectado page on the playground for the agenda to this event.

There will be an official press release from Telefonica I+D about this and I will wait for the technical details until then.

- Freedom 4 Hardware & Communications: Bilbao will host a 2 days conference including sessions about free hardware. David Cuartielles will be presenting the love story between Arduino and Google to the audience.

- I Virtual Camp: the Spanish Arduino community had a hard time meeting in the middle of the summer for one of their usual Barcamps and decided to arrange a virtual one. Follow these people, there will be a Barcamp in Menorca in October that can be a great opportunity for many of us to escape from the Fall and meet other Arduinomaniacs for a couple of days!


- Campus Party:

- Arduino Conectado event:

- Telefonica I+D:

- Freedom 4 Hardware & Communications conference:

- I Arduino Virtual Camp:

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ArduinoCamp Milano 2011: Report

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Ad otto giorni dalla fine del primo ArduinoCamp è giunto il momento di tirare le conclusioni di quanto avvenuto, di come è avvenuto e in che modo migliorarlo.

Rinnoviamo il ringraziamento ad Innovation Festival ed Alintec per l’appoggio e la riuscita dell’evento. Roland DG Italia e WeFab sono venuti a portare un po’ delle loro diavolerie.

Infine un grandissimo saluto a tutti coloro che hanno fatto il Camp, cioé i 200 e più partecipanti che si sono susseguiti nella due giorni. I volontari (Uwe, Federico, Vanessa, Maria, Eleonora e Nico) hanno cercato di monitorare le entrate della gente. Pare che non tutti gli iscritti si siano presentati, ma che un numero maggiore di persone sia venuto senza essersi prenotato-

1) : é stato interessante utilizzare un sito unico e le funzionalità della wiki per coordinare gli interessati per permettere agli utenti di appuntare e realizzare loro stessi il report del Camp. In realtà ci siamo appoggiati ad alcuni form esterni. Nel prossimo futuro faremo in modo che il sito riesca a gestire le richieste direttamente.

2) Discussioni & Tavole Rotonde (sabato pomeriggio): la intro di Massimo ha coperto una buona parte di domande da parte della comunità. Il confronto ha portato sostanzialmente a due conclusioni: il playground italiano va ristrutturato e i prossimi articoli che escono su Wired Italia saranno user-generated, dalla comunità di Arduino italiana. Le discussioni sono state a) un introduzione di Uwe Federer su Arduino b) un introduzione con i docenti del progetto scuola da parte di Davide Gomba c) Costantino e WeFab sul discorso Fablab a Milano d) Android e Arduino con Massimo.

3) Progetti. L’elenco dei progetti presentati lo trovate sul ArduinoCamp. Purtroppo a causa del delirio organizzativo che il camp ha comportato, la conferma delle talk é avvenuta troppo a ridosso del camp, comportando la defezione di alcuni relatori. Ci scusiamo per questo inconveniente e rinnoviamo l’invito per la prossima volta.Le presentazioni “lampo” sono state una grande prova per i nostri relatori, che comunque se la sono cavata bene. Progetti nel complesso molto interessanti.

4) HackDay. L’entusiasmo (e l’odore di sudore) che si respiravano la domenica durante l’HackDay ci hanno conrfermato che momenti di questo tipo vanno riproposti e rispondono ad una serie di richieste da parte di una crescente comunità smanettona in Italia. Il tempo é stato un limitato. In future edizioni potrebbe essere aumentato ad un giorno e mezzo, con una notte che porta sempre consiglio di mezzo.

5) La vendita delle Arduino e di oggetti simili dovrà durare maggior tempo, e dovrà essere meglio gestita.

6) L’esposizione di oggetti realizzati con Arduino dovrò avere più spazio e dovrà essere reclamizzata con più largo anticipo.

Per chi volesse, qui ci sono foto del camp (realizzate per noi da Costantino Bongiorno). Qui altre da Pitusso e qui da Paolo Bonelli

Grazie a tutti quelli che hanno partecipato e ora pensiamo a quando fare il prossimo.

Open Hardware Summit 2011 now accepting submissions.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The Open Hardware Summit is now seeking submissions for their second event, to be held September 15th in New York City. From the call:

The Open Hardware Summit (OHS) invites submissions for the second annual summit, to be held on September 15, 2011 in New York City. The Open Hardware Summit is a venue to present, discuss, and learn about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines open hardware and its relation to other issues, such as software, design, business, and law. We are seeking submissions for talks, breakout sessions, and demos from individuals and groups working with open hardware and related areas. Submissions are due by June 24, 2011. Notification of accepted proposals will happen by August 1st.

I’m chairing the review process this time around and hoping for lots of new and interesting submissions from people we haven’t necessarily heard from before (and from those we have). So have a look at the details and apply!