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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]

 

 

 

 

 

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 ;-)

The Arduino Documentary: 75.000 visits in one day

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Just check the image that Rodrigo, at Laboral Centro de Arte sent to us today, 75.000 views of The Arduino Documentary trailer, after being featured on the main tech blogs on the internet!!

By the way, if you want to feature the guys who made the documentary, they are: Rodrigo Calvo Eguren y Raúl Díez Alaejos.

Documentary vimeo 75mil

(cc) 2010, Laboral Centro de Arte and the authors

Image Deblurring via sensor data

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Neel Joshi, Sing Bing Kang, C. Lawrence Zitnick, and Richard Szeliski from Microsoft Research presented a paper at the SIGGRAPH 2010 conference in Los Angeles where they introduced image treatment algorithms using sensor information gathered by an Arduino board (3 gyroscopes and a 3 axis accelerometer) to compensate errors introduced while shooting a camera due to the movement of the capturing device. Their article can be downloaded directly from Microsoft Research’s website; you will find their PDF there, but also the slideshow they used to introduce their work, and some examples of the application of their correction algorithms to some pictures.

 

image teaser from Microsoft Research

(c) 2010 Microsoft Research

 

As mentioned in this article at PC-Magazine, which was our source:

The four researchers named in the study managed to construct their hardware sensor package completely off-the-shelf, using a combination of one three-axis accelerometers, three gyroscopes, and a Bluetooth radio all wired to an open-source Arduino controller.

“Our method is completely automatic, handles per-pixel, spatially-varying blur, and out-performs the current leading image-based methods,” reads the accompanying paper.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work that uses 6 [degrees-of-freedom] inertial sensors for dense, per-pixel spatially-varying image deblurring and the first work to gather dense ground-truth measurements for camera-shake blur.”

 

Arduino The Documentary

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Laboral Centro de Arte, Spain, has commissioned the creation of a documentary about Arduino. The filmmakers are almost done with it and today they released the trailer to it. A lot of the footage was shot during the Arduino Uno meeting in March 2010, that took place at ITP, New York University.

TRAILER Arduino: The Documentary from gnd on Vimeo.

In the video you can see among others: Phil (Make, Adafruit), Zach (Makerbot), Alicia (Buglabs), Eric (ITP), Igor (Telefónica), Tom, Dave, Massimo, and David (me), as well as many Arduino ethusiasts, developers, and users.

The documentary is CC licensed, which means you guys can use it in class, public display, etc. The official release including the 45m TV version (with English and Spanish subtitles), the full interviews to all of us, videos taken at Makerbot, Adafruit, NYC Resistor, etc will be soon announced at the film’s website: arduinothedocumentary.org. If you want to volunteer making the subtitles in your own language, feel free to contact the guys behind it.

UPDATE: if you want to feature the guys who made the documentary, they are: Rodrigo Calvo EgurenRaúl Díez Alaejos.

Last weeks in the pressÚltimas semanas en la prensa

Monday, July 26th, 2010

 

Last weeks Arduino was featured a couple of times on the online press. First we found it at this article by Chris Anderson at his website DIY-drones. There he talks about his visit to Smartprojects’ facilities close to Ivrea, Italy. For those not familiar with Smartprojects, it is the company manufacturing the Arduino USB (NG, Diecimila, Duemilanove), Arduino Mini, Arduino Mega, Arduino BT, and Arduino Serial, as well as a bunch of the official Shields. There is a nice collection of pictures showing all the steps in the process of making the boards, only missing images of the certification lab where the Arduino boards get the official CE and FCC labling. I think we never mentioned this before, but Gianluca partner in the business with Daniela, who has for the first time been featured as part of the process of making Arduino possible. Here a picture of  both of them holding some of the copper boards in the making:

 

20100707_Daniella_Gianluca

(c) 2010 Chris Anderson, as seen at diydrones.com

Chris briefly mentions the release of Arduino 1.0, our IDE, puts a deadline on our release (you can see he talks about September this year, even if we haven’t really announced anything … yet), and shows a blurry picture of Gianluca’s desk with some prototypes of the boards-to-be. You can take that last picture from his blog and try to zoom in it if you want to … I doubt you will see anything that will let you foresee what we have in mind right now :-) I guess this is just adding to the myth.

Here the picture for those of you that want to exercise your eyes and imagination:

 

20100707_Arduino_blurry_prototypes

(c) 2010 Chris Anderson, as seen at diydrones.com

Also from the Wired factory (Chris works there), Arduino was featured at this blog post where Phil Torrone (Senior Editor at Make Magazine, as well as partner of Adafruit) and Massimo get to explain why our platform is good for those that want to get started  in the world of embedded electronics. I want to close this post by quoting Massimo at that article:

“It’s cheap and open source with lots of documentation written in a not too technical language. Above all, it has a very welcoming attitude towards beginners and tries not to scare them too much.”

Read More

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/the-future-of-arduino

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/07/hardware-hobbyists-arduino

 

 

Las últimas semanas Arduino ha aparecido un par de veces en la prensa en línea. La primera mención viene de este artículo por Chris Anderson en su web DIY-drones. Habla sobre su visita a Smartprojects, cerca de Ivrea, Italia. Para aquellos que aún no conocéis Smartprojects, es la empresa que fabrica Arduino USB (en los formatos NG, Diecimila, Duemilanove), Arduino Mini, Arduino Mega, Arduino BT y Arduino Serie, además de una serie de Shields oficiales. En el artículo, se muestra una colección de fotografías del proceso de fabricación de las placas. Tan solo faltan imágenes del laboratorio de certificación donde Arduino pasa las pruebas de marcado CE y FCC. Creo que nunca lo mencionamos antes, pero Gianluca cuenta con un socio en el negocio, Daniela, quien por primera vez aparece como parte del trabajo realizado con Arduino. Aquí una fotografía de ambos sujetando unas de las placas de cobre:

20100707_Daniella_Gianluca

(c) 2010 Chris Anderson, tomada de diydrones.com

Chris menciona brevemente el lanzamiento de Arduino 1.0, nuestro sistema de desarrollo (IDE), pone una fecha de entrega (habla de septiembre de este año, aunque nosotros no hemos hecho ninguna declaración al respecto … aún) y muestra una imagen borrosa de la mesa de Gianluca con algunos prototipos de las que serán nuestras nuevas placas. Podéis descargar esa imagen de la blog de Chris e intentar hacer un zoom … dudo que podáis ver algo que os permita anticipar que es lo que tenemos en mente :-) Involuntariamente esto sirve para crear el mito.

Aquí la fotografía para aquellos que queráis ejercitar vuestra vista e imaginación:

20100707_Arduino_blurry_prototypes

(c) 2010 Chris Anderson, tomada de diydrones.com

También de la fábrica de Wired (Chris trabaja ahí), Arduino fue mencionado en este artículo, donde Phil Torrone (Editor Senior de Make Magazine, así como socio de Adafruit) y Massimo explican porqué nuestra plataforma es buena para aquellos que quieren iniciarse rápidamente en el mundo de la electrónica embebida. Quiero cerrar mi artículo con una frase de Massimo sacada de esa web:

“Es barato y en código abierto con mucha documentación escrita de manera no técnica. Sobre todo ofrece una cara amiga a los principiantes e intenta no asustarles demasiado.”

Para Leer Más

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/the-future-of-arduino

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/07/hardware-hobbyists-arduino

 

Arduino on La Repubblica.itArduino en La Repubblica.it

Friday, May 28th, 2010

This week Arduino has been featured on La Repubblica‘s online version. For those of you not familiar to it, La Repubblica is a fairly large Italian newspaper (the largest according to some sources). The article is not super big, but let’s put it this way: WE ARE ON LA REPUBBLICA. If you read Italian or if you enjoy messing around with some funky online translation services, you should take a look at:

http://www.repubblica.it/tecnologia/2010/05/24/news/physical_computer-4296687/

 

Esta semana Arduino ha salido publicado en un artículo en La Repubblica.it, la versión en línea del rotativo italiano del mismo nombre (según las fuentes es el mayor periódico de Italia). La historia no está mal … aunque viéndolo de otro modo: ESTAMOS EN LA REPUBBLICA. Si quieres leer sobre el proyecto en italiano o si te apetece usa alguno de esos divertidísimos sistemas de traducción en línea, sólo tienes que mirar acá:

http://www.repubblica.it/tecnologia/2010/05/24/news/physical_computer-4296687/

 

Arduino just for Blog Credits

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

 

Arduino just for Blog Credits

(c) 2010 by xkcd, Arduino just for Blog Credits