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Amazing moments at Maker Faire Rome: thank you for participating!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

maker faire rome

We spent intense moments in the past days, together with all the Arduino crew, makers from all over the world and around 40.000 visitors coming to Italy for the first Maker Faire Rome European Edition! It was amazing to finally meet with part of the European community of makers in real life : we are back home now with a suitcase full of awesomeness, faces, voices, projects, contacts, ideas and new enthusiasm.

This blogpost to say thank you to everyone collaborating on this project (Riccardo Luna, Asset Camera, Makezine Crew, sponsors and partners..), to all the makers putting so much effort into explaining to a wide public what it means to be a maker, to all the visitors being curious and happy to learn new things during workshops and talks.

Below we share our set of Flickr, if you have some cool pictures to show us, post the link in the comments! And stay tuned for more to come :)

A sneak preview of Arduino TRE powered by Texas Instruments

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Arduino TRE

Next saturday  5th of October Massimo Banzi with Jason Kridner and Gerald Coley (Texas Instrument) will talk about the new collaboration on Arduino TRE during a talk at Maker Faire Rome ( from 15.30 in Room G – Archimede).

Arduino TRE, based on the Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor is the “most powerful Arduino to date” and the first that will be able to run “full Linux.”

Thanks to the 1-GHz Sitara AM335x processor, Arduino developers get up to 100 times more performance with the Sitara-processor-based TRE than they do on the Arduino Leonardo or Uno. This performance opens the doors to more advanced Linux-powered applications. The Sitara-processor-based Linux Arduino can run high-performance desktop applications, processing-intensive algorithms or high-speed communications.

The Arduino TRE is two Arduinos in one: the Sitara-processor-based Linux Arduino plus a full AVR-based Arduino, while leveraging the simplicity of the Arduino software experience. The integration of the AVR Arduino enables the Arduino TRE to use the existing shield ecosystem so that innovators can expand the Arduino TRE to develop a wide range of high-performance applications such as 3D printers, gateways for building automation and lighting automation, telemetry hubs that collect data from nearby sensors wirelessly, and other connected applications that require host control plus real-time operations.  (more…)

Follow Maker Faire Rome conference live streaming

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Maker Faire Streaming

Starting  this morning at the “How to ReMake the World” opening conference,  Maker Faire Rome starts inspiring us with a series of talks you can watch from home following the streaming at this link. (Italian and english language available)

10:00 Morning Session
Stefano Venditti and Dale Dougherty – Welcome to Rome and to Maker Faire

Joey Hudy – Do not Be Bored

David Gauntlett – Making is Connecting

Mark Frauenfelder – Making Makers: News Tools and Technologies Driving a Movement

Leah Buechley – Art, Craft, and Technology: Five years of High-Low Tech

Josef Prusa – RepRap and its community

Enrico Dini – Think Big Print Big

Bruce Sterling – From da Vinci to Banzi

Alice Taylor – Taking 3D-Printed Consumer Goods to the Mainstream: Tales from the Frontline

Jennifer Turliuk – How to ReMake the World by Making with Kids

Stefan Hechenberger – Lasersaur – Your 3D printer needs a friend, a laser cutter

Peter Troxler – Fab Labs in Europe: Personal Fabrication vs. Social Experiment

Surprise chat con Massimo Banzi e Brian Krzanich ispirata da Dale Dougherty

Maurizio Capone – Performance

13:00 End of Morning Session

15:00 Afternoon Session

Jack Andraka – My 3 cents on pancreatic cancer

Nina Maria Tandon – Body 3.0

Marco Astorri – Bio plastica elettroconduttiva: dagli scarti agricoli ai devices elettronici del futuro

Nurit Bar-Shai – Socializing with Bacteria

Massimo Menichinelli – The emergence of Open Design

Giorgio Sancristoforo – Performance

Raffaello D’Andrea – Pure Engineering: Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility

Filippo Sala – Ferrari solare

Luciano Belviso

Ionut Budisteanu – Using Artificial Intelligence to create a low cost self-driving car

Carlo De Micheli – Open Source Vehicle, what it takes to make it real

Tomas Diez – From Fab Labs to Fab Cities

Emiliano Cecchini – A Total Off Grid way of living in a Box

Sam Muirhead – Zero to Maker in One Year: A Year of living Open Source

Marco Zoppi – Performance

 

Come and join Arduino at Maker Faire Rome

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Maker Faire Rome

Starting thursday the 3rd of October, Maker Faire Rome is finally opening in the italian capital, gathering hundreds of makers from all over Europe. We’ve been working on it for some months together with Riccardo Luna and Asset Camera team: finally it’s time to enjoy the moment.

The conference

On thursday you can attend the conference “How to reMake the World” with Riccardo Luna and Massimo Banzi, curators of the Faire, along with international guests including David John Gauntlett, Raffaello D’Andrea, Dale Dougherty and many more. It’ll be a total immersion in the universe of 3D printing, open source electronics and the culture of making. Discover all the speakers at this link.

The booth

You can visit Arduino booth (Zone D2) during the weekend where  you’ll find a series of one-to-one stations for different level of knowledge, from beginners to pro. You’ll be able to explore together with Officine Arduino/FablabTorino crew:

  • the Arduino Starter Kit with its 10 projects and the book (Now also in ITALIAN!)
  • the Arduino Yún and some cool demos
  • the Arduino Mega ADK and its great features
  • the Arduino Robot running around the fair!
  • other experimental projects from the lab

Meet all the other makers at this link.

The store 

Many people have been asking and the answer is YES! There will be an Arduino Store selling most of the Arduino products at the Faire (Arduino Yún included!). You’ll find also some other interesting products like kits from Make, O’Reilly books, Little Bits, kits by Prusa, Ultimaker,  Plug&Wear and more.

The presentations

Starting at the conference, there will be Massimo Banzi, all the other Arduino’s founders (Tom Igoe, David Mellis, David Cuartielles, Gianluca Martino) and Officine Arduino/Fablab Torino crew participating to panels, talks and debates. Check Maker Faire program in the next days to learn about the details. Don’t miss this chance to have your board autographed! ;)

Would you like a discount voucher for the Faire?

Click, print and bring with you the following voucher:

arduino voucher

 

World Maker Faire in NYC was great, see you in Rome!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Banzi and Volunteers

Around 70.000 people attended the 2013 World Maker Faire, NYC this past weekend.

We want to thank all the people vising the Arduino booth (in the Arduino Zone powered by Atmel) and give a special thank to all the amazing volunteers helping us transmitting the passion for making, discovering and tinkering  with Arduino boards.  Temboo team spent the whole weekend with us: it was their first time at MakerFaire and they were astonished at the positive energy of the event.

Take a look at the collection of pictures below to discover also the cool friends coming by, like LadyAda, Phil Torrone, Joey Hudy, Josef Prusa… (if you have pictures to share use the hashtag #arduino or post the link in the comments below)

We’ll be back soon at Maker Faire Rome! Have you booked your ticket yet? Click and book it now with a discount code.

Come and visit us at World Maker Faire in New York City this weekend!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

World Makerfaire 2013

This year, once again we are participating at World Maker Faire for the whole weekend. You can come and visit our booth at the Hall of Science. We’ll have  4 hands-on demo tables allowing you to know more about Arduino boards, try using the IDE and experiment with the hardware yourself.
We’ll be demonstrating the new Arduino Yún and how to use Temboo. We also set up a special table to experiment with the Arduino Robot and allow visitors to try its wonderful capabilities live.

On Saturday afternoon there’ll be a couple of presentations you can attend:

Massimo Banzi: The state of Arduino
Where: Innovation Stage
When: Saturday 2:30 PM    3:00 PM

Michael Shiloh: Getting Started With the Arduino Yún
Where: Electronics Stage
When: Saturday    4:30 PM    5:00 PM

Looking forward to see you all at the Electronic Pavillion, ZONE C (check out the Makerfaire MAP in PDF)

World Makerfaire 2013

MakerFaire Rome is getting closer: get your discount ticket!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Makerfaire Rome

The greatest show and tell on earth is coming to Rome next October and it’s now time to organize and register to the events!

This is the agenda of MakerFaire Rome:

  • Thursday 3rd October- Opening Conference “How to Remake the World” with special guests like Joey Hudy, Dale Dougherty,  Leah Buechley, David Gauntlett and many more! Get your free ticket >>
  • Friday 4th October – Educational Day – Entrance for registered schools only – If you are a teacher and want to visit MakerFaire with your class book your reservations here (only in italian)
  • Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October – MakerFaire Rome days with over 200 projects from all over the world will be on show, including workshops, live demonstrations, and conference panels. Buy your ticket now >> (if you register by the 20th of September there’s a promotional code)

Check out the video below to see why you shouldn’t miss this event:

New infrared applications using Arduino at Mini MakerFaire Dublin (tomorrow!)

Friday, July 26th, 2013

AnalysIR

The power of infrared light was widely and best appreciated with invention of television’s remote controls. The signal between a remote control handset and the device it controls, consists of pulses of infrared light, which is not visible to the human eye.

Tomorrow at MakerFaire Dublin you’ll we able to see the work of AnalysIR, a project that is taking this technology to a whole new level.

They implemented a Windows application which connects to an Arduino with the addition of an IR receiver and can decode new IR signals in a fraction of the time: no need for expensive Logic Analyzers or Oscilloscopes.

Here they are with their Indiegogo campaign:

At MakerFaire they will be showing some cool demos of what you can do with IR like generating electricity, seeing the invisible -Using iPhone & Android camera to check if TV remote is working, long range TV remote Control Demo Using Optics and many more applications for a total of 10 installations. Look out for them on Saturday!

Sneak Preview of Maker Faire Rome Projects -

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

 

Make the future with Arduino
projects map

( Originally published in Make)
In early July we spent a couple of days going through all of the submissions received to participate in Maker Faire Rome — the European Edition, taking place Oct. 3-6 in Italy. It was a great experience for us to discover makers’ projects from all around Europe, and the MakerTour gave us the chance to meet some of them and to produce 69 video clips to share this experience with all of you. You can watch the videos on the Maker Faire Rome channel on YouTube. Among those is a video of a visit to the Arduino factory in Ivrea.

On the blog we said thank you 320 times to everyone who submitted her or his ideas to Maker Faire Rome, and we published a map showing a total of 200 Italian projects and 120 from other countries participating in the Call for Makers, which ended on June 30.

To give you an idea of the diversity of projects we received, I chose three from Italy, France, and Spain. (more…)

Meet the maker – Afroditi experiments with embroidery, soft circuits and diy electronics

Monday, July 15th, 2013

afroditi psarra

The work of Afroditi Psarra includes experimentation with embroidery, soft circuit and diy electronics. I got in touch with her after discovering she was holding a workshop in Barcelona around sound performances using Lilypad Arduino along with a really cool embroidered synthesizer (…and also submitting her project to Maker Faire Rome !).

Even if her background is in fine arts, as a little girl she got interested in creative ways of expression: on one side she was lucky enough to have all sorts of after-school activities that included painting, theater games and learning but also how to program using LOGO and QBasic. That was in the days of black-and-white terminals and MS-DOS commands:

I still remember the excitement of not knowing what to expect at the opposite side of the screen. So for me, technology has always been a major part of my life.

Lilytron

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