Archive for the ‘Español’ Category

Community is about bringing people in: welcome Arduteka

Monday, April 16th, 2012

During the last year we have seen our community growing at a tremendous pace. This has its pros and cons. More people means more people to help out, but also more work in moderating the forum. We want to be inclusive at we work of supporting multi-language forum topics, as well as the multi-language IDE. The way this is done is through delegation and we have been welcoming new moderators recently who, by the way, are making a terrific job and are pushing the team in improving the Database’s response times with very creative solutions.

On top of that, we are opening the blog to guest bloggers. Davide Gomba, head of Officine Arduino Torino, is going to be coordinating the group of bloggers that will be posting contents to the Arduino Official site.

When it comes to the Spanish community, we have been looking at the work made by Arduteka (arduteka.com) in Zaragoza, Spain. They have been running a forum for some time and are very engaged in reaching people speaking Spanish from all around the world. Therefore we have decided to invite Pablo and his partner Carlos to become both moderators in our Forum and guest bloggers to write about projects made with Arduino as well as tutorials in Spanish and reviews of different Arduino-related products.

In this way we are not just enlarging our group of moderators, but bringing people with opinions and a strong interest in getting things done the right way. As Pablo and Carlos cannot be attending two forums at once, we will do our best to import the most informative of the messages in their current forum to also help their current user base feel more comfortable with the migration.

Here a quote from Arduteka’s announcement taken from their website (in Spanish):

Cuando llevábamos apenas dos meses, nos pedisteis la incorporación de un foro en que pudiéramos “conocernos” plantear proyectos, quedadas, dudas y demás…

De nuevo tuvo gran éxito entre vosotros incrementando aún más el flujo de visitas (hasta el punto que nuestro servidor esta cuasi saturado) y generando gran unión entre la comunidad, con una gran comunicación, llegando a diferentes países de habla hispana como España, Venezuela, México o Colombia

Pues bien amigos, todo este trabajo y esfuerzo no ha caído en saco roto para el equipo oficial de Arduino y a partir de ahora colaboraremos activamente en la difusión y organización de contenido en castellano en Arduino.cc!

El primer paso, será la unión de este foro con el oficial de Arduino.cc de manera que juntemos esfuerzos en la unión y difusión de la comunidad de habla hispana, uniremos experiencias y daremos forma al foro entre el moderador actual Coleoptero y yo.

Chilean Teen Twitts About Earthquakes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Sebastian Alegria, a 14 years old Chilean teen created an earthquake warning system based on Arduino, an earthquake detector (bought for less 100 $) and an ethernet shield.

Alegria’s rudimentary yet effective system comes from having survived Chile’s own earthquakes last year and seeing the devastation that covered Japan earlier this year. Keen on finding an inexpensive solution for early earthquake detection, he rigged an Arduino and domestic earthquake detector to tweet seconds before detectable seismic activity. Tweeting from @AlarmaSismos, it has already successfully detected every major earthquake that could be felt from Santiago since May. And it’s piling on the Twitter followers.

via [amazonNews] [HackDay] source [InfoBae]

IAAC’s CAN-Based Interactive Architectures

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Barcelona-based IAAC school is hosting a summer school (in Barcelona and Mumbay). The theme of this year’s course is creating an urban tool of a networked city based on a new informational layer.

What happens if we think Urbanism and Energy through a new informational layer added in our cities?

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IAAC's CAN-Based Interactive Architectures

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Barcelona-based IAAC school is hosting a summer school (in Barcelona and Mumbay). The theme of this year’s course is creating an urban tool of a networked city based on a new informational layer.

What happens if we think Urbanism and Energy through a new informational layer added in our cities?

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Tutorial: Arduino UNO + Google’s ADK

Monday, May 30th, 2011

[Alex TC] from [Bricogeek] posted a tutorial about how to interface Arduino and Android replacing the ADK shield by Google with commonc sensors and actuators.

[few days ago] ADK  was presented on Google’s blog, a platform that enables communication between Android and Arduino. The downside was that the development kit costs around 300 €.

Today we bring you a scoop. After seeing different people online who managed to run the ADK on  Arduino with a USB Host Shield controlling a servo or LED, we intend to play all the devices included in the kit but in our BricoGeek DIY version, with the products we have available in the store.

via [bricogeek]

Tutorial: Arduino UNO + Google's ADK

Monday, May 30th, 2011

[Alex TC] from [Bricogeek] posted a tutorial about how to interface Arduino and Android replacing the ADK shield by Google with commonc sensors and actuators.

[few days ago] ADK  was presented on Google’s blog, a platform that enables communication between Android and Arduino. The downside was that the development kit costs around 300 €.

Today we bring you a scoop. After seeing different people online who managed to run the ADK on  Arduino with a USB Host Shield controlling a servo or LED, we intend to play all the devices included in the kit but in our BricoGeek DIY version, with the products we have available in the store.

via [bricogeek]

David C. en Barcamp Castellon

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Para aquellos que aún están en duda de si asistir a la Barcamp Castellón el último fin de semana de Abril. Tengo el placer de anunciar que los organizadores han tenido a bien invitarme y … no he podido resistirme a la tentación de acercarme a la Comunidad x 2 (la Comunidad Valenciana y la Comunidad de Arduino).

La Barcamp se organiza como parte de la iParty 12, que son las Jornadas para la difusión del software libre en Castellón.

Un año más vuelve la iParty, posiblemente la fiesta del software libre más añeja de España. Esta edición, ya van doce, se celebrará los días 28, 29 y 30 de abril y 1 de mayo de 2011 en el pabellón polideportivo de la Universitat Jaume I. Por supuesto, estáis todos invitados.

Como parte del evento, el jueves 28 de Abril habrá un taller de introducción a Arduino de tres horas de duración. Yo estaré presente el sábado 30 y el domingo 31. Voy a traer mi problema del mes en el bolsillo: bootloaders de siguiente generación. Si alguien viene sobrado de vitamina C++, nos sentamos juntos un rato y nos damos una dosis :-)

Para que la organización esté al tanto de cuantos vamos a ser, es conveniente visitar la web de Jottit donde apuntarse. Para los que sea la primera vez que la usan, arriba a la derecha hay un link para registrarse … el password empieza por “ard” y termina por “uino”, todo en minusculas.

Para preguntas a la organización, se puede seguir el foro aquí.

Ah! y muchas gracias a Jose Manuel Escuder Martinez por el esfuerzo de preparar el evento, choca los 5!

 

choca los cinco

(cc) 2011 High is Five, D. Cuartielles

 

 

Spanish Interviews About Arduino

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

In the last couple of weeks I have been interviewed a couple of times about the development of the Arduino project, the future of the platform, the importance of Open Source Hardware, and the implications of open licenses. If you understand Spanish you might be interested in listening to this podcast by Jorge Barrientos, or reading this article by Alan Lazalde.

You can also follow the podcast directly on our website:  Entrevista a David Cuartielles @ Medialab Prado 25-03-2011 by laguna

 

Samsa II, The Hexapod

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

[pabloxid] shared an Hexapod project on the forum based on an Arduino MEGA 1280 and 18 Dynamixel AX-12 motors:

SAMSA is based on the Wiring board, with an ATmega128 microcontroller, and SAMSA II on the Arduino Mega, with an ATmega1280. Both are pretty similar, tough the ATmega1280 has 8 KB SRAM, twice the ATmega128. For SAMSA II the Arduino IDE was not used. The software was written directly in C++, using some libraries from both Arduino and Wiring.

SAMSA II has also two additional microcontrollers. One is an old Arduino Mini (ATmega168) located in the head, tasked with handling the sensors. The other is an ATmega8 and is integrated in the display. The firmware in the display was replaced with another one, freeing the main microcontroller from handling the display pixel by pixel, storing the frame buffer, etc.

The head’s microcontroller is responsible for sampling, filtering and processing sensor’s data. The data from the Sharp distance sensor and the lateral IR sensors are combined in a single “super smart distance sensor”. This microcontroller also decodes the data coming from the 38 KHz IR receiver, used for the Remote Control.

These two additional microcontrollers further reduce the load on the main microcontroller, allowing for more sophisticated behaviours.

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Interview With David Cuartielles About Open Hardware (in Spanish)

Monday, March 21st, 2011

For the many spanish-speaking readers of the blog, an interview with David Cuartielles, explaining Arduino and its “silent revolution”:

Arduino es el Hardware Abierto —o Libre, como gusten— por excelencia y David Cuartielles su co-creador. Él, junto Massimo Banzi y un creciente grupo de hackers de la electrónica y el software han diseñado y construido no sólo un dispositivo físico con espíritu libre y abierto, también han guiado una gran comunidad de entusiastas en lo que Soraya Paniagua recién llamó una “revolución silenciosa”.

via [alt1040]