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Stazione Futuro, Un FabLab Tutto Italiano a Torino

Monday, February 28th, 2011

 

Il 17 Marzo inaugura la mostra StazioneFuturo alle “Officine Grandi Riparazioni” di Torino.
Dopo tante mostre sul passato si è pensato di guardare ad un futuro possibile per l’Italia mostrando le idee che già oggi sono sul territorio e che entreranno a far parte della nostra vita nei prossimi dieci anni.
La mostra è curata da Riccardo Luna di Wired che ne ha parlato già a novembre su ItalianValley.

Riccardo ci ha chiesto di sviluppare l’area sul futuro del lavoro e noi abbiamo pensato che una mostra così doveva essere uno spazio vivo dove succedono delle cose. Perciò abbiamo deciso di organizzare un FabLab.

Cos’è un FabLab? un Fabrication Laboratory è un piccolo laboratorio dotato di una serie di macchine controllate da computer che permettono di fabbricare “quasi tutto”. Il concetto nasce da un corso dell’MIT di Boston insegnato da Neil Gershenfeld dove per anni hanno sperimentato come progettare e prototipare nuove tipologie di prodotti usando tecnologie che sembravano limitate alla produzione di massa.

Questo FabLab è a disposizione di tutti. Ci saranno corsi per imparare ad usare le macchine ma anche le tecnologie abilitanti il design digitale (come Processing, Arduino, SketchUp , Grasshopper, Rhino ed altri), Ospiti che ci spiegheranno come questo nuovo modo di lavorare impatterà sul nostro futuro e momenti in cui le macchine saranno utilizzabili da chi ci verrà a trovare.

Per poter far funzionare questo laboratorio abbiamo bisogno di voi!!

Il laboratorio è alla ricerca di 1 collaboratore a tempo pieno, 2 collaboratori part time ed un gruppo di volontari. I collaboratori impareranno ad utilizzare le macchine e le tecniche di design e produzione per poterle insegnare agli altri. Faranno parte dei workshop prima come studenti e poi come insegnanti.
Creeranno connessioni tra il lab e le realtà locali. per questo ci piacerebbe avere studenti delle università di Torino nel team.

Nei prossimi giorni inizieremo a selezionare le persone per il team, se siete interessati inviateci il vostro nominativo qui

Vorremmo cogliere l’occasione per ringraziare queste aziende che con la loro lungimiranza hanno supportato il progetto fornendo i macchinari : SEI , la Roland Italia , C.M.F. Marelli distributore italiano di Zcorp, F.T.A. e Tecnologie Aerodinamiche Srl per la depurazione.

 

UPDATE: Selezioni chiuse. Sono aperte solo più le richieste di volontari- Grazie per il grandissimo seguito.

 

Massimo Interview for FairCompanies About ArduinoMassimo Interview for FairCompanies About ArduinoMassimo Interview for FairCompanies About Arduino

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Back in Barcelona, Massimo has been interviewed by Kirsten Dirksen for FairCompanies. Much of the educational and sharing philosophy of Arduino is explained by Massimo in the interview.

The Arduino- an affordable, open source microcontroller board- has been touted as connecting the real world to your computer. To get an idea of what that means, here is just a sample of sustainability-related projects created by the Arduino community:

In this video, we talk to Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi about the power of the Arduino, how it’s “not for nerds” and how it was kept alive by the fact that it was open source.

By the way: SmartProjects, (Arduino main producer in Italy) joined Impatto Zero back in 2008, by planting half a squared meter for each Arduino board produced.

via [faicompanies]

Massimo Interview for FairCompanies About ArduinoMassimo Interview for FairCompanies About ArduinoMassimo Interview for FairCompanies About Arduino

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Back in Barcelona, Massimo has been interviewed by Kirsten Dirksen for FairCompanies. Much of the educational and sharing philosophy of Arduino is explained by Massimo in the interview.

The Arduino- an affordable, open source microcontroller board- has been touted as connecting the real world to your computer. To get an idea of what that means, here is just a sample of sustainability-related projects created by the Arduino community:

In this video, we talk to Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi about the power of the Arduino, how it’s “not for nerds” and how it was kept alive by the fact that it was open source.

By the way: SmartProjects, (Arduino main producer in Italy) joined Impatto Zero back in 2008, by planting half a squared meter for each Arduino board produced.

via [faicompanies]

Arduino @ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 3 – 5 November 2010Arduino @ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 3 – 5 November 2010Arduino @ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 3 – 5 November 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Arduino is honoured to participate the upcoming Drumbeat Festival organized by Mozilla from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. We are going to manage the Arduino Tent in the Hackerspace, along side with Monochrom (from Wien, with their HackBus standing in the public square) and Sean Bonner.

We are bringing our latest tools for Education, showing off simple learning exercices for teachers and students. Arduino standalone projects as well as simple connections to Processing and PureData.

We’d love to meet the Community and have a drink together wednesday 3rd of November in the early evening (if you come at 20:30 you’ll have the chance to follow the Opening Keynote by Joi Ito). Bring your stuff to show off for the Science Faire 21:00 – 23:00. We’ll have some more time to chat and share projects during the foolowing days (more about this soon).

Stay tuned on DrumBeat Program Wiki to be updated on our activities. Massimo is going to talk on Thursday the 4th at the Festival. If you can’t make it you’ll still have the chance to hear him speak at Disseny Hub Barcelona the day after (Friday the 5th).

See you in Barcelona!

Desde Arduino nos honra haber sido invitados a participar en el Drumbeat Festival organizado por Mozilla del 3 al 5 de Noviembre del 2010 en Barcelona, España. Vamos a coordinar las actividades de la carpa Arduino en el Hackerspace, en colaboración con Monochrom (venidos de Viena, tendrán su HackBus aparcado en la plaza) y Sean Bonner.

Vamos a traer con nosotros las últimas herramientas educativas que hemos diseñado. Mostraremos ejemplos sencillos para estudiantes y profesores. Podréis ver ejemplos con Arduino como inteligencia principal, así como casos en los que se conecta de forma sencilla a Processing y PureData.

Queremos aprovechar la ocasión para encontrarnos con la comunidad de Barcelona y aquellos que se acerquen para pasar alto de tiempo juntos y salir por ahí el miércoles 3 de noviembre comenzando al final de la tarde (si os acercáis a eso de las 20.30 podréis seguir la charla inagural de Joi Ito). Traed vuestros proyectos para mostrar en esta improvisada Feria de la Ciencia!span style=”color: #ff0000;”> que tendrá lugar entre las 21:00 y las 23:00. Tendremos oportunidad de hablar algo más y compartir experiencias con proyectos durante los siguientes días (publicaremos más información a este respecto … queremos coordinarnos con la red de Barcamps de España).

Estad atentos a la Wiki del DrumBeat para seguir nuestras actividades. Massimo dará una charla el día 4 de noviembre, Jueves en el festival. Si no puedes acercarte ese día, siempre puedes seguir la charla que ofreceremos en el Disseny Hub Barcelona el día después (viernes 5 de noviembre).

Nos vemos en Barcelona!

Arduino @ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 3 – 5 November 2010Arduino @ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 3 – 5 November 2010Arduino @ Mozilla Drumbeat Festival 3 – 5 November 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Arduino is honoured to participate the upcoming Drumbeat Festival organized by Mozilla from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. We are going to manage the Arduino Tent in the Hackerspace, along side with Monochrom (from Wien, with their HackBus standing in the public square) and Sean Bonner.

We are bringing our latest tools for Education, showing off simple learning exercices for teachers and students. Arduino standalone projects as well as simple connections to Processing and PureData.

We’d love to meet the Community and have a drink together wednesday 3rd of November in the early evening (if you come at 20:30 you’ll have the chance to follow the Opening Keynote by Joi Ito). Bring your stuff to show off for the Science Faire 21:00 – 23:00. We’ll have some more time to chat and share projects during the foolowing days (more about this soon).

Stay tuned on DrumBeat Program Wiki to be updated on our activities. Massimo is going to talk on Thursday the 4th at the Festival. If you can’t make it you’ll still have the chance to hear him speak at Disseny Hub Barcelona the day after (Friday the 5th).

See you in Barcelona!

Desde Arduino nos honra haber sido invitados a participar en el Drumbeat Festival organizado por Mozilla del 3 al 5 de Noviembre del 2010 en Barcelona, España. Vamos a coordinar las actividades de la carpa Arduino en el Hackerspace, en colaboración con Monochrom (venidos de Viena, tendrán su HackBus aparcado en la plaza) y Sean Bonner.

Vamos a traer con nosotros las últimas herramientas educativas que hemos diseñado. Mostraremos ejemplos sencillos para estudiantes y profesores. Podréis ver ejemplos con Arduino como inteligencia principal, así como casos en los que se conecta de forma sencilla a Processing y PureData.

Queremos aprovechar la ocasión para encontrarnos con la comunidad de Barcelona y aquellos que se acerquen para pasar alto de tiempo juntos y salir por ahí el miércoles 3 de noviembre comenzando al final de la tarde (si os acercáis a eso de las 20.30 podréis seguir la charla inagural de Joi Ito). Traed vuestros proyectos para mostrar en esta improvisada Feria de la Ciencia!span style=”color: #ff0000;”> que tendrá lugar entre las 21:00 y las 23:00. Tendremos oportunidad de hablar algo más y compartir experiencias con proyectos durante los siguientes días (publicaremos más información a este respecto … queremos coordinarnos con la red de Barcamps de España).

Estad atentos a la Wiki del DrumBeat para seguir nuestras actividades. Massimo dará una charla el día 4 de noviembre, Jueves en el festival. Si no puedes acercarte ese día, siempre puedes seguir la charla que ofreceremos en el Disseny Hub Barcelona el día después (viernes 5 de noviembre).

Nos vemos en Barcelona!

Maker Faire Presentation

Monday, September 27th, 2010

We found this video at Adafruit’s blog, this is your chance to hear from Massimo, Tom and Dave which are the news from Arduino. Thanks to Johngineer for filming it!!

“State of Arduino” talk at World Maker Faire 2010 from adafruit industries on Vimeo.

Interactive Architectures: Media-TIC and Interactive Buildings

Friday, September 24th, 2010

 

Some time ago I was informed that the surfaces of the amazing Media-TIC building (from Cloud 9 / Enric Ruiz Geli) were Arduino-based, sensing the enviroment/atmosferic changes and offering a 20% saving on climate control:

The building is in the shape of a cube and formed by large iron beams covered in a plastic coating of inflatable bubbles, which offer glimpses of the fluorescent structure of the building. The attractive covering also has a functional utility as a way of regulating light and temperature, primarily preventing 114 tons of CO2 a year from escaping from the building, and offering a 20% saving on climate control.

Every facade of the Media-TIC is different: from the outside, they reveal parts of their interior spaces and give a diverse plasticity, while from the inside they offer spectacular views.

Importing enviroment data from Arduino to Rhino and other 3D programs has become easier with the creation of [GrassHopper] and its practical toolbar [FireFly].

Firefly for Grasshopper / Arduino from Jason K Johnson on Vimeo.

New ways to conceive our spaces, a new use of energy, the upcoming concept of [active houses] are just around the corner. My question is: how can we get rid of 50 years of  misuse (misunderstanding?) of architecture?

A new age is coming, maybe.

Thanks to [PaoloMartini] [LucaBiselli] [thePlan] see also [GrassHopper3D] [firefly] [Media-TIC]

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive Architectures: Media-TIC and Interactive Buildings

Friday, September 24th, 2010

 

Some time ago I was informed that the surfaces of the amazing Media-TIC building (from Cloud 9 / Enric Ruiz Geli) were Arduino-based, sensing the enviroment/atmosferic changes and offering a 20% saving on climate control:

The building is in the shape of a cube and formed by large iron beams covered in a plastic coating of inflatable bubbles, which offer glimpses of the fluorescent structure of the building. The attractive covering also has a functional utility as a way of regulating light and temperature, primarily preventing 114 tons of CO2 a year from escaping from the building, and offering a 20% saving on climate control.

Every facade of the Media-TIC is different: from the outside, they reveal parts of their interior spaces and give a diverse plasticity, while from the inside they offer spectacular views.

Importing enviroment data from Arduino to Rhino and other 3D programs has become easier with the creation of [GrassHopper] and its practical toolbar [FireFly].

Firefly for Grasshopper / Arduino from Jason K Johnson on Vimeo.

New ways to conceive our spaces, a new use of energy, the upcoming concept of [active houses] are just around the corner. My question is: how can we get rid of 50 years of  misuse (misunderstanding?) of architecture?

A new age is coming, maybe.

Thanks to [PaoloMartini] [LucaBiselli] [thePlan] see also [GrassHopper3D] [firefly] [Media-TIC]

 

 

 

 

 

We are cooking something new for you – Welcome DavideEstamos cocinando algo nuevo para vosotros – Bienvenido Davide

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Yeah, we have slightly changed our layout by adding a banner to the blog, the documentation page and the playground. We have made our classic “A” favicon into a circle. We have changed the picture of the classic serial board on the portal. And we are announcing that we are preparing something new for you guys.

You might remember we had a community meeting earlier this year (ITP, March 2010). There was a lot of talking and we took plenty of notes of what people thought Arduino was and should be. During the last 6 months we have been working hard to bring you some improvements. We are going to make a public announcement later this month from New York, USA, introducing  a bunch of exciting … things (it’s hard to keep this secret).

The changes will not happen all at once, you are going to see a gradual move towards Arduino Uno during the Fall. The first phase is about to happen, but you will have to wait until our official release. In the meanwhile, let the rumor spread.

When it comes to our blog, I have a special announcement to make. During the last months we have been following Davide Gomba (twitter, web) very closely. You may know him because he is cleaning up the forum from spam every day. Davide is a film maker, that felt in love with Arduino some time ago. He has been working for us managing some projects internally and has been blogging about Arduino for Tinker it! We have made an agreement to bring all of that work into our blog and invited Davide to become our first non-team editor (sorry for the picture choice Davide … was the best I could find on the net).

 

Davide Gomba by Davide Gomba

This is a move towards making the blog a more open space for the community to contribute documenting projects at a more visible space, yes there will be more non-team editors. As Arduino we have never before concentrated in blogging about all the projects showing up on the net; not that we don’t like it, but there are blogs making a terrific job when it comes to doing this. We want to offer a space not for those semi-professional blogs to report, but for the community to share projects for others. Again, we are working to make this happen and … I will say no more, you will have to wait for the official announcement.

PS. and btw, for those interested in the exact color we have chosen for our banner, Giorgio -our graphic designer- mentioned that “the colour is a blue-green, between turquoise and cerulean” and he is very very precise when it comes to define colors, you better don’t mess up with him ;-)

Pues si, hemos cambiado ligeramente la gráfica de la web añadiendo un banner al blog, a la página de documentación y al playground. Hemos transformado nuestro clásico favicon de la “A” a un círculo. Hemos cambiado la imagen de la clásica placa serie de la página principal. Y estamos anunciando que preparamos algo nuevo para vosotros.

Es posible que recordéis la reunión de la comunidad Arduino que se celebró en Marzo de este año en ITP. Allí se habló largo y tendido y nosotros tomamos gran cantidad de notas de lo que la gente pensaba de Arduino y de lo debiera de ser. Durante los últimos 6 meses hemos trabajado duro para traer algunas mejoras. Vamos a anunciar estas mejoras a finales de este mes en Nueva York, EEUU. Se presentarán una serie de … novedades (tengo que mantener el secreto).

Los cambios no sucederán todos de golpe, vais a presenciar una migración paulatina hacia Arduino Uno durante el otoño. La primera fase está a punto de suceder, aunque tenéis que esperar al lanzamiento oficial para saber de que hablo. Mientras tanto podéis colaborar a hacer que se extienda el rumor.

En lo referente a nuestro blog, tengo que hacer un anuncio oficial. Durante los últimos meses hemos seguido de cerca el trabajo de Davide Gomba (twitterweb). Es posible que os suene su nombre ya que se dedica a mantenimiento del foro cada día. Davide es un cineasta que se enamoró de Arduino hace algún tiempo. Ha trabajado con nostros llevando algunos proyectos a nivel interno y ha llevado el blog de Tinker it! posteando mayormente sobre proyectos hechos con Arduino por vosotros. Hemos llegado a un acuerdo para importar todos esos posts a nuestra web y hemos invitado a Davide a convertirse en nuestro primer editor externo al equipo (siento la elección de la foto Davide, es lo mejor que he podido encotrar en internet).

 

Davide Gomba por Davide Gomba

Espero que esto se entienda como un primer paso a hacer nuestra blog un espacio para que la comunidad pueda contribuir con la documentación de sus proyectos en un espacio algo más visible y, si, habrá mas editores que no sean parte del “Equipo A(rduino)”. Como Arduino no nos hemos concentrado en postear sobre todos los proyectos que aparecen en internet; no es que no nos gusten, sino que hay una serie de blogs haciendo un trabajo increible al respecto. Ahora queremos ofrecer un espacio para aquellos que cuentan que no se enmarcan dentro de la categoría de los blogs profesionales. Estamos trabajando para hacer esto posible, pero no puedo contar más hasta el anuncio oficial.

 

PS. por cierto, para aquellos interesados en el color exacto que hemos tomado para el banner, Giorgio -nuestro diseñador gráfico- mencionó que “el color es azul-verdoso, entre turquesa y cerulean” y él es muy muy preciso cuando se trata de definir colores, mejor respetar su opinión ;-)

We are cooking something new for you – Welcome DavideEstamos cocinando algo nuevo para vosotros – Bienvenido Davide

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Yeah, we have slightly changed our layout by adding a banner to the blog, the documentation page and the playground. We have made our classic “A” favicon into a circle. We have changed the picture of the classic serial board on the portal. And we are announcing that we are preparing something new for you guys.

You might remember we had a community meeting earlier this year (ITP, March 2010). There was a lot of talking and we took plenty of notes of what people thought Arduino was and should be. During the last 6 months we have been working hard to bring you some improvements. We are going to make a public announcement later this month from New York, USA, introducing  a bunch of exciting … things (it’s hard to keep this secret).

The changes will not happen all at once, you are going to see a gradual move towards Arduino Uno during the Fall. The first phase is about to happen, but you will have to wait until our official release. In the meanwhile, let the rumor spread.

When it comes to our blog, I have a special announcement to make. During the last months we have been following Davide Gomba (twitter, web) very closely. You may know him because he is cleaning up the forum from spam every day. Davide is a film maker, that felt in love with Arduino some time ago. He has been working for us managing some projects internally and has been blogging about Arduino for Tinker it! We have made an agreement to bring all of that work into our blog and invited Davide to become our first non-team editor (sorry for the picture choice Davide … was the best I could find on the net).

 

Davide Gomba by Davide Gomba

This is a move towards making the blog a more open space for the community to contribute documenting projects at a more visible space, yes there will be more non-team editors. As Arduino we have never before concentrated in blogging about all the projects showing up on the net; not that we don’t like it, but there are blogs making a terrific job when it comes to doing this. We want to offer a space not for those semi-professional blogs to report, but for the community to share projects for others. Again, we are working to make this happen and … I will say no more, you will have to wait for the official announcement.

PS. and btw, for those interested in the exact color we have chosen for our banner, Giorgio -our graphic designer- mentioned that “the colour is a blue-green, between turquoise and cerulean” and he is very very precise when it comes to define colors, you better don’t mess up with him ;-)

Pues si, hemos cambiado ligeramente la gráfica de la web añadiendo un banner al blog, a la página de documentación y al playground. Hemos transformado nuestro clásico favicon de la “A” a un círculo. Hemos cambiado la imagen de la clásica placa serie de la página principal. Y estamos anunciando que preparamos algo nuevo para vosotros.

Es posible que recordéis la reunión de la comunidad Arduino que se celebró en Marzo de este año en ITP. Allí se habló largo y tendido y nosotros tomamos gran cantidad de notas de lo que la gente pensaba de Arduino y de lo debiera de ser. Durante los últimos 6 meses hemos trabajado duro para traer algunas mejoras. Vamos a anunciar estas mejoras a finales de este mes en Nueva York, EEUU. Se presentarán una serie de … novedades (tengo que mantener el secreto).

Los cambios no sucederán todos de golpe, vais a presenciar una migración paulatina hacia Arduino Uno durante el otoño. La primera fase está a punto de suceder, aunque tenéis que esperar al lanzamiento oficial para saber de que hablo. Mientras tanto podéis colaborar a hacer que se extienda el rumor.

En lo referente a nuestro blog, tengo que hacer un anuncio oficial. Durante los últimos meses hemos seguido de cerca el trabajo de Davide Gomba (twitterweb). Es posible que os suene su nombre ya que se dedica a mantenimiento del foro cada día. Davide es un cineasta que se enamoró de Arduino hace algún tiempo. Ha trabajado con nostros llevando algunos proyectos a nivel interno y ha llevado el blog de Tinker it! posteando mayormente sobre proyectos hechos con Arduino por vosotros. Hemos llegado a un acuerdo para importar todos esos posts a nuestra web y hemos invitado a Davide a convertirse en nuestro primer editor externo al equipo (siento la elección de la foto Davide, es lo mejor que he podido encotrar en internet).

 

Davide Gomba por Davide Gomba

Espero que esto se entienda como un primer paso a hacer nuestra blog un espacio para que la comunidad pueda contribuir con la documentación de sus proyectos en un espacio algo más visible y, si, habrá mas editores que no sean parte del “Equipo A(rduino)”. Como Arduino no nos hemos concentrado en postear sobre todos los proyectos que aparecen en internet; no es que no nos gusten, sino que hay una serie de blogs haciendo un trabajo increible al respecto. Ahora queremos ofrecer un espacio para aquellos que cuentan que no se enmarcan dentro de la categoría de los blogs profesionales. Estamos trabajando para hacer esto posible, pero no puedo contar más hasta el anuncio oficial.

 

PS. por cierto, para aquellos interesados en el color exacto que hemos tomado para el banner, Giorgio -nuestro diseñador gráfico- mencionó que “el color es azul-verdoso, entre turquesa y cerulean” y él es muy muy preciso cuando se trata de definir colores, mejor respetar su opinión ;-)