Arduino TRE Developer Edition, 2nd round of beta-testing

00alis December 12, 2014

Arduino TRE

30 Arduino TRE Developer Edition boards (the last ones!) are available online today on our store. Whoever purchases them will be added to our Beta-testing Program, joining the about hundred betatesters already contributing to the development of the hardware and software of the board.
UPDATE, December 15th: the boards sold out over the weekend and are no longer available on our store.

You can learn about the program and the board on this post. These boards have the latest Web IDE pre-installed and ready to go, we are now at a stable IDE release with everything fully functional. We will write a specific post about the new Web IDE next week, so stay tuned!

The first round of the program focused mostly on hardware and software testing, and we have just rewarded the betatesters who contributed the most. We really would like this second round to revolve around contents creation. For all Arduino boards, examples and projects are really crucial to get beginners started with a new environment. This is even more relevant for the Arduino TRE, that thanks to the onboard Linux system, has so much more power and potential than classic Arduinos.

For instance you could use the Arduino TRE as a personal cloud, keeping all your data available to your connected devices without having to rely on third party services; you could create a system to stream music wirelessly to your speakers with a tangible user interface; build a DIGI software that allows ZigBee porting; make an interactive whiteboard for schools, and so on.

We have a reward system in place for completed projects: two coupons of the same value of the Arduino TRE Developer Edition purchased, a dedicated post on our blog, Arduino TRE limited edition T-shirts, 10% off coupons for the Arduino Store. We look forward to hear about your projects!

When is the Arduino TRE going to be finally on the market? The board is ready, but we don’t have a final release date yet because we are still figuring out some manufacturing matters. We’ll keep you posted!

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An example of a project running on an Arduino TRE.
3D Photobooth, Xun Yung and Tien Pham, Maker Faire Rome 2014.
A 3D anaglyph photobooth uses two cameras to capture a 3D picture. Each picture is processed using the Arduino TRE board. It separates the red channel from one camera and the cyan channel from the other, and overlays them together. The result is then printed out on a large photostrip.

Arduino Gift Guides that fit anyone’s piggy bank

Zoe Romano December 11, 2014

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Last week we published four gift guides presenting a list of products available on the Arduino Store and organized by topic: for Kids, and for people interested in IoT, Home Lab and Fashion Tech.

Now we’d like to give you some suggestions for gift ideas fitting anyone’s piggy bank:

Gifts Under 15€

Arduino ISP

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It’s a tiny AVR-ISP (in-system programmer) based on David Mellis’ project FabISP and useful to anyone needing more space on the Arduino board.

 


 

Flashing Card Set – Merry Resistivities by Bare Conductive

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The Merry Resistivities Set contains all the materials you need to make three flashing greeting cards using Electric Paint. This fun activity is great for makers of all ages.


 

Minipov by Adafruit

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A simple POV toy for beginners who wants to learn how to solder, how to program microcontrollers, or to make LED blinking toys. Because the programmer is built into the kit, one does not need a special “microcontroller programmer”.


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Discover Arduino Xmas Pack, free shipping for US and EU!

Zoe Romano December 10, 2014

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This holiday season we have a special package for you. Arduino Xmas Pack contains all you need to make the perfect gift for anybody willing to get into the Arduino world and put their hands on official gadgets and the widely appreciated Arduino Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit walks you through the basics of Arduino and electronics in a hands-on way through 15 projects to build, hack and share something great every day.

Xmas Pack includes (see pic above):

  • Arduino Starter Kit in Italian or English
  • Arduino T-Shirt (you can choose your size)
  • Arduino Mug
  • 6 Pins

Arduino Xmas Pack is sold only on the Arduino Store at 100€/124 $ and ships for FREE in US and Europe.

If you want to be sure to receive it for Christmas, check the timing to place orders on this page.

Make it yours for Christmas >> English edition or Italian Edition

 

How to print a Pirate Hook with your Materia 101

Zoe Romano December 10, 2014

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Using a 3d printer means playing with some hardware but especially some softwares. In the tutorial of this week, the fourth tutorial of our series , Kris is going to introduce you how to work with Slic3r, a G-Code generator for 3d printers and basically a tool you need to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer. Slic3r is an open source software able to cut the model into horizontal slices (layers), generates toolpaths to fill them and calculates the amount of material to be extruded so that you can reach good results. Read the rest of this entry »

Experiencing the solar flux with an interactive installation

Zoe Romano December 9, 2014

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Dmitry Morozov shared with us a new interactive installation called  Solarman at the Polytech Museum in Moscow. 2014 and It’s a work he created with Julia Borovaya and Edward Rakhmanov using 64 ultra bright LEDs, 12-channel sound system and 8 electrical nerve stimulation electrodes controlled by Arduino Mega : Read the rest of this entry »

Casa Jasmina: a New Domestic Italian Landscape (NEW WEBSITE!)

lorenzoromagnoli December 4, 2014

 

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Last October at Maker Faire Rome, Massimo Banzi, Bruce Sterling and Lorenzo Romagnoli announced a new exciting project.
The project, called Casa Jasmina, is a real Apartment in Turin, hosted by Toolbox Coworking in a old industrial building already shared by Officine Arduino (the Italian Arduino headquarter), and Fablab Torino.

The apartment will serve as test bed for the latest development from the open source community. We will explore the boundaries in the field of open source connected home showcasing the best of open source furnitures, connected objects, and white goods hacks.

Shortly anyone will have the opportunity to experience living in a open source connected home, Casa Jasmina will be available for rent on Airbnb.

Do you want to collaborate with us or propose your ideas? Please check the partnership opportunities and get in touch! hashtag #CasaJasmina

Today we are launching the official online presence of the project and to celebrate the kickoff of Casa Jasmina website, we are happy to share Bruce Sterling thoughts on the project.

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A New Domestic Italian Landscape

A lot has already been said about the Internet of Things, so the time has come to attempt to live the dream.

As a science fiction writer and design critic, I’m all for speculation. However, the IoT is no longer a theory. It features genuine industrial consortia, proliferating standards, and exciting new capacities in sensors, data, and analytics. The Internet of Things is coming into the home, and that most definitely includes the Italian home. Read the rest of this entry »

Build a 3d-printed remote control box with the help of Materia 101

Zoe Romano December 3, 2014

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One of the pleasures of watching TV depends on the use of a remote control that allows you to change channels from where you are. In the tutorial of this week, Kristoffer made an add-on to a previous lesson teaching us how to control a computer with a remote control like the one of your TV using Arduino Micro, IR-sensor. The add-on is a custom and colourful 3d-printed case created with Freecad and Materia 101.

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Making it a special XMas on the Arduino Store with Gift Guides

Zoe Romano December 3, 2014

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Regardless of your budget, time and flair, there’s a perfect choice for your friends and relatives this year. We created a 4 Gift Guides to help you find the best solution for everyone. You can check below and find out also some good news regarding free shipping (check at the end of the blogpost!).

Kids

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Christmas is the time of the year when people focus the most on kids and family. And never like today we have the chance to give a present that opens up new worlds for our little ones.

I’m talking about the experience you have playing with littleBits Base Kit for the first time. Kids and teenagers get really excited when playing with Bare Conductive Pen, Voltage Village, Glowing House, or the TV-B-Gone Kit designed to shut off any TV. Those products are like an entire universe hiding in a box!

Explore the gift guide dedicated to kids

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Control your Christmas lights with sms and Arduino Yún

Zoe Romano December 1, 2014

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December is finally here and we can start thinking about indoor or outdoor decorations for the holiday. Christmas lights are an excellent way to light up any event and a user on instructables wanted to be able to control the lights remotely with text messages. Read the rest of this entry »

Earthquakes reinterpreted by the human body become art

Zoe Romano November 29, 2014

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“Earth Partitions” installation by artist Melik Ohanian was exhibited at the Centre d’Art Contemporain à Sète in France and it’s composed by two synchronized videos with a dancer and a seismogram, the second being “written” by the first.

The dancer with two controllers in the hands was asked to “translate” into corporal expression and movements what he saw in a seismogram of an earthquake . His movements were consequently “translated back” to a seismogram using a device. Both the mime and the seismograph were filmed at the same time and both were then broadcasted simultaneously on two different screens during the exhibition. Read the rest of this entry »

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