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Talking about hacking secondary school education in Spain at Coderdojo conference

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Dojo Conference 2013

Coderdojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology. Last weekend David Cuartielles from the Arduino team went to Slane Castle in Ireland  to make a brief presentation to the CoderDojo conference about the Castilla project and how we are hacking Secondary School education in Spain. (more…)

L’Arduino Tour atterra a Napoli – 3-5 maggio

Friday, April 12th, 2013

arduino tour

 

Il nuovo Arduino Starter Kit, lanciato oramai qualche mese fa, sta entusiasmando grandi e piccini con il suo libro di tutorial, le componenti speciali e la serie di video in cui Massimo Banzi spiega come realizzarli. Se però preferite che i docenti delle Officine Arduino ve lo spieghino dal vivo e siano pronti a rispondere a tutte le vostre domande allora è meglio che seguiate una delle tappe dell’Arduino Tour.

La prossima tappa prevista per Maggio fa scalo a Napoli:

  • venerdì 3 maggio: presentazione pubblica di Arduino (ora aperitivo)
  • sabato 4 e domenica 5 maggio: workshop intensivo di Arduino (tutto il giorno per due giorni)

L’iniziativa è promossa e organizzata con Societing e ospitata dagli amici di  Riot Studio in Via S. Biagio dei Librai, 39 Napoli 80138 Italia.

Prenotate il vostro posto - il prezzo è comprensivo di Starter kit!

Arduino goes to Shenzhen: the Hollywood of hardware products

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Shenzen 4/2013

Last week-end we just had a good time at the Maker Faire of Shenzhen, hosted in the wonderful OCT District.

We were invited by Eric Pan from Seeedstudio (thanks Eric for the good time!). The Maker Faire has been a priceless experience to get in touch with the chinese maker community, as well as networking with different Chinese and Chinese-based maker companies creating interesting contents & products.

Shenzen Mini Makerfaire

We finally inaugurated our very first official Weibo account, and shared chinese materials about Arduino. You could come and play with the Esplora as well as code your very own interface, Thanks to our friend Federico Musto and Anna Kao for the help. and Maling and Terry who volunteered for us in the booth giving Arduino goodies and pins to a ton of interested chinese makers and curious. Zack Smith, working now in the HAXLR8R, joined us for some help to test his chinese language. There has been many speeches and presentations (as well as an Arduino workshop held by Guo Haoyun, the chinese translator of Getting Started With Arduino), and all of a sudden I understood I have to learn chinese (!). (more…)

Arduino, open-design and Makerfaire at the Design Week in Milan

Monday, April 8th, 2013

salone wall-e

If you happen to come to Milano this week the city is hosting a lot of events  organized in different locations for the 6-day Salone del Mobile dedicated mainly to furniture design but offering a lot of other initiatives taking place around 4 main areas like: the fair, Zona Tortona, VenturaLambrate and Brera.

In the last couple of years some events related to the makers’ culture have started to pop-up during the Salone and we have something coming up too!

Officine Arduino will be at Salone Satellite  (created in 1998 for the express purpose of bringing together  young designers under 35  and this 15th edition is putting the focus to ‘Design Technology’) with an installation called La Bottega Digitale where workshops, meetings and exhibition of 5 projects will show to visitors the digital-fabrication approach to design. Here you can check the agenda and book your participation.

Salone bottega digitale -setup

 

This is one of the new projects you’ll find when visiting us at the fair, it’s called Spruzzo, an open source sprouter based on shared knowledge:

 

Right near Zona Tortona also we co-organized with some friends We Make Open-Design, an event all focused on open-design. It’s going to exhibit 6 projects which have codes and schemes released on the web, made mostly with digital fabrication techniques , just like OpenMirror by DigitalHabits. (3 of the projects will be presented during Popupmakers Speciale Salone )

OpenMirror

During the week will be offering free workshops on 3dprinting, Arduino Tinkerkit and Cut&Fold design. The week will end on Sunday with a final event dedicated to Makerfaire Rome. You are invited to join us for a brunch with Massimo Banzi, Giorgio Olivero and Alessandro Masserdotti to  chat around open design approaches and the makers’ revolution (check the eventbrite page to book your ticket). Stay Tuned!

Makerfaire rome

 

Sabato si celebra il coworking: Toolbox Festival a Torino

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Si prepara un fine settimana denso di eventi: a partire dall ‘Arduino Day a Roma, ospitato nella bellissima cornice del Cinema Palazzo, per permettere a chiunque fosse interessato di muovere i primi passi nel mondo di Arduino.  Se invece sabato rimanete tra Torino-Milano-Genova non potete non prendere in considerazione di fare un salto al Festival di Toolbox , vera celebrazione delle tre anime che popolano questo spazio di coworking: la ricchezza della condivisione, l’intraprendenza delle startup e la creatività dei maker e del DIY.

Tante le attività per festeggiare il terzo compleanno del coworking che ospita Fablab Torino: dal workshop di realizzazione di gioielli elettronici del FablabTorino, alla presentazione di Arduino , dai Big Data (Topix)  a come creare la propria campagna di crowdfunding.

Vi aspettiamo tutti lì sabato 6 aprile dalle 10 alle 10!

Vi aspettiamo all’Arduino Day a Roma

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

arduino day 2013

Sabato 6 aprile 2013 si tiene a Roma, l’Arduino Day – Think Make Share. Si tratta di una giornata interamente dedicata ad Arduino e alla prototipazione elettronica organizzata da DiScienza, un’associazione che dal 2009 si impegna nella divulgazione scientifica concentrando gran parte del suo lavoro sulla didattica della robotica.

Gli obiettivi principali della giornata sono di avvicinare un ampio pubblico alla prototipazione e all’open hardware basato su Arduino e quello di diventare una piattaforma di approfondimento e confronto per tutti quelli che già lo utilizzano.
Durante la giornata saremo presenti con uno stand ufficiale Arduino, lo store e con diversi laboratori organizzati da Officine Arduino,  base e avanzati, accessibili sia da chi è la prima volta che si avvicina a questo mondo, sia per chi già ne conosce le sue sfaccettature. Ecco alcuni esempi in programma:

Arduino 101
dalle ore 15:00 alle ore 18:00
Portate il vostro notebook!
da 14 a 99 anni
Partenza sprint con Arduino e TinkerKit. Un laboratorio per costruire oggetti interattivi plug and play!

Esplora + Processing
dalle ore 11:00 alle ore 13:00
Portate il vostro notebook!
da 16 a 99 anni
Programmazione di Processing con Arduino come controller. Grazie a Processing e ad Esplora tornerà in vita uno storico arcade!

Il mio primo sketch
dalle ore 11:30 alle ore 13:30
Portate il vostro notebook!
Partiamo dalle basi con Arduino. Colleghiamo tutto e diamo luce ai nostri led. Gli amici dell’Arduino User Group Roma ci aiuteranno a muovere i primi passi con Arduino.

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E per chi si sta preparando alla Maker Faire Rome e ha voglia di essere coinvolto/a sin da ora, vi consigliamo di seguire questa presentazione:

La Maker Faire Rome
ore 18:00
1001 modi per farla insieme a noi! Roma ospiterà in ottobre un grande evento dedicato ai Makers. Conoscerete tutti i dettagli per partecipare come Makers ed essere coinvolti nel “Making of”!

Scoprite le altre attività e prenotate il vostro workshop consultando il sito dell’evento!

 

Kids and parents discovering the wonders of 3d printing

Friday, March 29th, 2013

tinkercad codemotion

Last weekend Arduino and Officine Arduino participated to  the third edition of Codemotion Rome, the international event focused on the art of programming.

During the three-day event we organized presentations and lab sessions: Federico Vanzati gave a great talk on the Internet of Things world and the new Arduino Gsm Shield, plus a live coding session on how to use it; then Davide Gomba introduced Processing using the Arduino Esplora as a controller to code and play Pong videogame.

arduino gsm shield presentation

In this creative context the activity that left us with more intense memories has been the 3d printing workshop involving kids an parents into experimenting for the first time the excitement of transforming bits into atoms.

As you can see from the pictures below, kids (with the help of their geek parents) after understanding the basics of the cloud-based 3d app Tinkercad, started creating their virtual objects. Later on the Kentsrappers  team and mister Slic3r with their own 3d printers showed them how, layer by layer, any 3d file could be materialized into an object.

It’s a pity that a couple of days ago Tinkercad announced the closure of the platform, but we hope their new project is going to be as cool as this in involving newbies into the 3dprinting revolution!

Call for Arduino music at Gwendalyn Festival 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

ArduinoSynth by Collin Mel

 

(Italian version below)

 
Are you a musician, music amateur, electronic bricoleur or maker who makes music by creating your own instruments and tools using Arduino?
 
We are looking for your music tracks to be presented in a radio program entirely dedicated to (DIY) music made with Arduino based synths and instruments.The program is scheduled within the GwenFestival program, an international music and radio festival organized in Chiasso (TI, Switzerland) during April 2013.
 
Gwenfestival is promoted by Radio Gwendalyn, an on-line independent radio located at Chiasso railway station (during the festival, from April 1st to April 30th, Radio Gwendalyn will use a FM frequency to transmit its music program).
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Tinkering and coding with teens for a future of digital making

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

one day digital Pic by Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk

At the beginning of march Christopher Martin, researcher in applied computer,  wrote us an email to tell us that he got involved in an ambitious plan taking place:  100 school pupils, 5 different digital-maker themes in 1 day for 4 subsequent weeks across Scotland.

The event called “One Day Digital” started on the 2nd of March at the Dundee University, where he is based,  and is organized by Nesta, supported by the Nominet Trust, O2 Think Big and the Scottish Government which created it as part of a wider programme called “Digital Makers” . It is especially aimed at:

encourage and enable a generation of young people to create, rather than simply consume, technology. Working closely with a consortium of partners, we are launching a campaign to highlight the benefits of learning digital skills and encourage innovation in digital education to equip young people with the skills they need to thrive in the digital world.

one day digital Pic by Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk

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The Call For Makers Is Open! Are you ready to show and tell?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Maker Faire Rome 2013

Post originally published on the Maker Faire Rome official Blog by Massimo Banzi

 

If you are a maker living in Europe and you’ve been looking at the Makerfaire events with enthusiasm and wishing to be there, this is the moment to spring into action because The Call for Makers for the 1st Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition, is NOW open (until 2nd June 2013)!

The Call is the opportunity you have to submit your great project to the Maker Faire Team and become one of the protagonists of this amazing Show (and Tell) taking place next October in Rome.

We are welcoming projects from all over Europe because we believe that the power of innovation should not be limited by local bounds. Makers from all over the continent  are invited to take part and share their projects to all the lovers of the “do it yourself” spirit, connect and feel the empowerment of sharing.

Even if the main focus of the event is about highlighting the process of making things together, we are  also looking for performers and presenters who want to share their ideas and projects from a stage. Read carefully the call to snatch all the details.

If you’d like a bit of inspiration, stay tuned to our blog as in the next weeks we’ll be featuring some of the makers who have exhibited at previous Maker Faires.

And keep in mind that the deadline for submissions is Sunday 2nd June 2013.
Looking forward to being amazed by your projects and seeing you there!