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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

(more…)

Makertour in Torino for Arduino Camp and an exploration of the Arduino factory!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Makertour in Torino and Ivrea

Some days ago Makertour was in Torino to join the Arduino Camp organized by Officine Arduino and hosted by  Fablab Torino. Enrico Bassi, president of the Fablab, was interviewed by Makerfaire Rome crew around his experience in the “maker movement” and in the creation of the first  fablab in the city.

 

During the same trip the video-crew visited the factory where Arduino is manufactured and Davide Gomba reveals where does the “Arduino” name comes from! Watch it now:

 

 

The tiny computer taking the world by storm

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Massimo Banzi on abc news

A nice report on abc local news about Arduino and Maker Faire Bay Area with a short interview to Massimo Banzi saying: “Our angle is to really have people who have no experience in electronics and software, and make them able to create these kind of intelligent interactive objects”

Watch the video below, right after the break!

 

MakerFaire Rome: Call for Makers Extended to the 30th of June!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Call for makers extended

(message originally posted by Massimo Banzi on MakerfaireRome.eu)

Dear MakerFaire and Arduino friends,

In the past months we’ve been running around Europe with the Maker Faire tour to meet makers from many cities and for the first time we had a concrete perception that there’s a lot of tinkering and sharing in this part of the world.

I have to tell you a good news and I’d like to reach you all: we decided to extend the Call for Makers for some more days and allow you to defeat the procrastinator hiding in all of you ; )

The deadline to submit your application for Maker Faire Rome has now been extended to June 30. So don’t be shy or “lazy” ;) and join us with your project!

While our team is reading submitted applications until now, those who need more time will get some other days. So make the most of it and get your applications in NOW.

If you are a Maker, Performer or Presenter here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

– 3D Printing
- Robot
- Education
- Design
- Fashion
- Arduino
- Crafts
- Science
- Digital Fabrication
- Green
- Transportation
- Interaction
- Young Makers (under 16)

Remember that:

all the makers can post their questions and find an answer on the Arduino Forum, in the special section dedicated to MakerFaire Rome and follow all the news and updates in the social networks like Facebook and Twitter.