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Come ogni anno, il 27 Ottobre 2012 si terrà in oltre 100 sedi in Italia il Linux Day, manifestazione nazionale di promozione al software libero open-source. Come non promuovere i fratelli maggiori?
Presso alcuni eventi si terranno talk e presentazioni su Arduino e il mondo dell’open-hardware: vi invitiamo a segnalarceli nei commenti a questo post, precisando luogo, ora e/o il link al sito di riferimento. Il sito ufficiale del Linux Day 2012 è: http://www.linuxday.it .
Lista dei LinuxDay con interventi su Arduino :
[Via: The Naked Espresso]
[Via: The Naked Espresso]
In his website, Leonardo Miliani proposes a simple prototype of a pseudo operating system for Arduino, dubbed leOS (which is the acronym of little embedded operating system). Its goal is to provide the user with the capability to periodically schedule any given C function according to a specific time period. From his blog:
To be honest, it should more correct to say that leOS is actually something that is halfway a simple prototype of an real-time operating system (RTOS) and a scheduler. [...]
leOS can run simple tasks that don’t require excessive CPU time but it can be useful in all of those situations where the user wants to let a task run itself out of the main loop.
Based on the experience pursued during the development of leOS, Leonardo also proposes another project, named looper, which resembles a simple task scheduler. Its goal is to provide a much lighter set of APIs for scheduling tasks on the microcontroller, if compared to leOS.
[Via: Leonardo Miliani's website]
Nice Grasshopper-to-Arduino plotter hack from FablabTorino maker Pietro Leoni, a collabotator at Carlo Ratti Associati studio in Turin. We’d love to see code & sketches online soon, as much as a second edition of the plotter.
In this video Massimo explains the Arduino Leonardo, talking about its differences with Arduino UNO and playing around with its mouse & keyboard features.
If you want to have a closer look to the latest arrival in the Arduino Family click here, if you want to follow Massimo’s project click here. Arduino Leonardo comes in two different flavours: with headers and without headers.
From the home page of the project:
We want to lower the barrier to entry, which is necessary to help everyday people start their first project, become makers and advance technology instead of using it. codebender requires no installation, so you can get started with Arduino programming the minute you get one in your hands! And with the development tools we provide, you can do so faster and easier! codebender also stores your code on the cloud, so it’s safe and accessible from anywhere, anytime.
Several nice features will be available soon, such as remote flashing: together with an Ethernet shield flashed with a properly designed TFTP bootloader, you will be able to upload a sketch remotely, over the internet! Another nice feature regards its integration with the open documentation available on the Arduino website, which will be accessible directly from the IDE by selecting a piece of code and, then, by pressing ctrl+space.
More information can be found here.
We are really thrilled to blog Massimo’s delightful talk of yesterday about Arduino and the open hardware movement: TED team chose it to be the first video to be traslated and released for everybody to see.