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Arduino Circuit Bending Workshop in Torino

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Il prossimo week-end a Torino si terrà un workshop gratuito di Arduino (un kit opzionale potrà essere comprato per partecipare qualora non disponeste dei materiali elencati) sul circuit bending e la generazione di suoni con la scheda.

Un workshop di tre giorni per smontare riciclare e far suonare vecchi strumenti elettronici, creare una digital toys orchesta e sfilare in parata a Paratissima.

Il circuit Bending è una pratica molto diffusa tra gli sperimentatori musicali. Soprattutto sulla scena della musica elettronica sono sempre più frequenti gli artisti che si creano controller o addirittura strumenti musicali personalizzati.

Nel workshop saranno coinvolte diverse discipline: toy hacking, riciclo elettronico, elettronica di base, sintesi sonora, programmazione ad oggetti e faremo largo uso di Arduino per comandare i nuovi strumenti.

Il workshop è gratuito, a carico dei partecipanti il costo dei materiali e l’acquisto del kit-workshop.
maggiori informazioni quì!

Per partecipare registrati qui.

via [FablabItalia]

Milkymist and Arduino – a Workshop

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Sebastien is the creator of one of the most interesting FPGA platforms I have seen recently. I posted something about it last year. Back then he was just prototyping his boards. Currently the OSHW design can be found at different retailers and it is so stable that can be used for production of visuals and art installations. He named it Milkymist and is now promoting it around the world.

The Milkymist One is an open hardware live video synthesizer. Connect a camera and a videoprojector, press the power button, and seconds later, everything you film becomes live psychedelic effects of color and light. Point the camera at a dancer on stage, at people attending your party, at toys, use UV-glow paint… there are no limits to creativity! If no camera setup is available, the Milkymist One can produce purely generative effects which react to the ambient sound, making it an ideal option for music bands, clubs and party organizers who want a turnkey solution for simple visual effects.

Lekernel, as you will find him on email lists and the like, has even left a port for devices to send control commands over serial port. One of his examples includes using an Arduino board to read any kind of sensor and send the data encoded as MIDI to the Milkymist. You can take part of a workshop with Sebastian using this technique. Take a look at his website for dates. The next one will be in Berlin on October 1st. It is free as in free beer!




About the workshop:

Date: October 1st, 2011
Time: to be announced, check
By: Sébastien Bourdeauducq, Fabienne “fbz” Serriere
Price: free, just drop in
Duration: 4 hours (but feel free to come and go)
Location: betahaus
Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20
10969 Berlin
U-Bahn: Moritzplatz

One Week and 48 Hours Hacking in a Row

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Next week is when probably the most things will be happening around Arduino’s Spanish Community in just one week. Let me make a list for you, so if you happen to be in Spain, you know what you can do if you haven’t really planned your vacation yet:

- Campus Party 15: Valencia will host the 15th edition of the Campus Party between July 11th and 17th. It started as a Lan Party 15 years ago and has moved into a computer-related event with hacking sessions, lectures, workshops, P2P, robotics, and a lot of gaming. Arduino will present a new shield together with Telefonica I+D to be used in creating GPRS/GSM applications. We will host a series of presentations during the week, as well as a 48h hackathon for people to design new services and devices.

Check the Arduino Conectado page on the playground for the agenda to this event.

There will be an official press release from Telefonica I+D about this and I will wait for the technical details until then.

- Freedom 4 Hardware & Communications: Bilbao will host a 2 days conference including sessions about free hardware. David Cuartielles will be presenting the love story between Arduino and Google to the audience.

- I Virtual Camp: the Spanish Arduino community had a hard time meeting in the middle of the summer for one of their usual Barcamps and decided to arrange a virtual one. Follow these people, there will be a Barcamp in Menorca in October that can be a great opportunity for many of us to escape from the Fall and meet other Arduinomaniacs for a couple of days!


- Campus Party:

- Arduino Conectado event:

- Telefonica I+D:

- Freedom 4 Hardware & Communications conference:

- I Arduino Virtual Camp:

- Are you an Arduinomaniac living in Spain? Put your name here:

Arduino at Drumbeat Festival, BarcellonaArduino at Drumbeat Festival, BarcellonaArduino at Drumbeat Festival, Barcellona

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

As we announced some time ago, we are attending a very challenging event about Education, Freedom and The Web.

We’ve had a super day one developing an obstacle avoiding robot (more info soon) to reach our friends of Hackbus in the middle of MACBA square. We hope we finish the robot by tomorrow. Massimo is having his keynote right now, and you probably can follow his speech here.

We’d like to thank Mozilla to give us such an interesting opportunity to meet so many different people.

more on [DrumBeat] and #drumbeat hashtag on twitter


last week to apply for HomeSense Project: Submit your home!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Friends at TinkerLondon, EDF R&D and Highwire teamed up for a challenging project: asking people to develop their own Smart Home, by teachng them how to do it.

Anyone can apply. No technological background needed. Just curiosity (as always). Deadline is approaching (1st July)-

Smart Homes have generally been more successful in concept than practice. The problem is not one of technology but of design – smart homes aren’t made by the people who will actually live in them, but by designers in R&D departments who have specific ideas about how they should be lived in, with rigid technology infrastructure and use scenarios. But home environments have multiple users living in them who bring different experiences and concepts of knowledge of the social, cultural and emotion context of the place that they live in.

People have the chance to change their way of thinking the home concept:

In September 2010 six households across Europe will have the opportunity to build their own smart home based on their decisions, their choices and their lifestyles. If you’re interested in finding out new things about the way that you live in your home and having a bunch of shiny new technologies to help you do this, we’d love to hear from you.

All sizes and types of households are welcome, from village cottages to suburban semis to houseboats to mansions; spouses and partners and children and flatmates and pets are all welcome.

It doesn’t matter how much experience you’ve had with technology before – all that counts is that you’re enthusiastic about taking part! Tinker will provide initial training, and you’ll work with a local expert where you live to provide support throughout the experience.

What are you waiting for?

Details of signing up as a household are here.
Details of joining us as an expert are here.

via [Homesense]

Arduino Intro for kids at FARO

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Wow. It’s seems David Cuartielles is very busy with kids, lately.

During the last two days I have been conducting a workshop for kids on the topic of electronics. The idea of this workshop is to warm up for a course to come later in July when we will be playing around with robots. I have the task of designing 2 or 3 different models of robots together with the documentation needed to run the course.

looking forward to see some robots & kits to play with my son as well!

via [MEDEA]

CIID offers 3 weeks of summer camp for Interaction Designers

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

if you happen to be in Western Europe this summer:

The CIID summer school is a series of back-to-back workshops where participants will become engaged with the topic of interaction design, learning practical skills in the process. We hope to infuse the knowledge and enthusiasm to encourage participants to use their new-found skills in their current practice or studies.
Running between 12-30th July, there are 25 places available on each module and while we would encourage people to participate in the full three weeks, participants have the option to take one, two or all three weeks of the programme. We are interested in receiving applications from a diverse range of backgrounds from all over the world.
3 killing workshops from: Matt Cottam, Dennis Paul, Massimo Banzi.
via []

An excellent Eagle Course

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I spent this Saturday at a free CadSoft Eagle course for Arduino users which had been organised by Tinker London and Farnell’s Element14.

Over twenty of us crammed into a well-equipped course room at the Cavendish Conference Centre. The main presenter was Tinker’s Peter Knight. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (the CEO and co-founder of Tinker) explained that when she first asked Peter to run the course he said he could cover the subject in three weeks. Somehow he managed to cover the essentials in just a few hours!

read the full story.

via [RomillyCocking]

Make your own Vj controller [Arduino meets Resolume]

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Nice upcoming workshop in Rome at the end of the month:

I’m really glad to announce a new Arduino workshop, VJ-related, in Rome, at the end of the month. [...]

Now, it’s preatty straightforward sending data to PD, Processing or MAX/Msp with Arduino. Over the years, I always asked myself in which way Arduino, my favourite beloved italian board, could have helped the (other) big majority of visualist who use mass vj software, like Resolume 3 or Modul8.

So the idea of this workshop came in my mind. Arduino meets Resolume is the prototyping of a simple yet modular little vj console, inside a VHS case. A normal Arduino workshop with some hacking, some programming, a lot of amusement. A perfect intro to many vjs who want to make a turntable out of a hackek HD, or just learn how to solder/desolder/heal some electronic equipment.

more on [] full program on [LPM]

"Making spaces talk" workshop @ MAInD [Supsi] Switzerland

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

[Massimo] is teaching at the end of May at the SUPSI (Scuola Universitaria Professionale Svizzera Italiana) for a master in Physical Computing.

The evolution of sensing and networking technologies allowed a paradigmatic change in the conception of our environment: sensible physical objects, physically interconnected, turn spaces into something smarter and active by interpreting our needs and influencing our behavior. Making spaces talk is a workshop focused on the design of prototypes of interactive environments based on hardware/software systems that perceive, interpret, and react to the real world by providing the user with information or metaphorical, visual, and tangible experiences.

Have a look!