Archive for the ‘Arduino’ Category

Here’s the giveaway winner for April 28th on Instagram

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Congratulations to Gustavo Reynaga from Sinaloa (Mexico) for the following picture taken at Genuino Day at Mazatlan International Center. We’re sending him a Genuino MKR1000 and a Genuino Mug!

First Arduino/Genuino Day in Sinaloa State of Mexico @arduino.cc @arduino.cc #ArduinoD16 #GenuinoD16

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Make or Break: who’s the best maker?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Last night Massimo Banzi was Guest Judge on Intel  America’s Greatest Maker - episode 4 and had the difficult task of evaluating the teams and their projects competing in the Make or Break rounds for $100,000 and a spot in the million dollar finale.

Check some bits of the episode in this Meet and Greet video and in the Fast Forward of the episode!

Explore your weekly calendar through a tangible interface

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

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A group of students (Kate Twomey, Leila ByronDaan Weijers, Luuk Rombouts) at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design explored the creation of a tangible user interface displaying personal calendar’s meetings without using a screen.
The installation is called Timely and uses Temboo, Google Calendar API and a Genuino MKR1000 to pull all the upcoming week’s events and displaying each of them with a rotation of a laser cut base and its red strings:

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Today’s Giveaway winner on Instagram is from Manila!

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Here we are today announcing the winner of this week for our Instagram giveaway!

Congratulations to Thinklab.ph from Manila (Philippines) for the following picture taken at Genuino Day with Rizal High School showcasing an Arduino based battle robot: Tagisang Robotics, Salamander.  They win a Genuino MKR1000 and a Genuino Mug!

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Intel releases the Arduino 101 firmware source code

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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We’re very happy to announce that the source code of the real-time operating system (RTOS) powering the Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 is now available for hacking and study purposes.

The package contains the complete BSP (Board Support Package) for the Curie processor on the 101. It allows you to compile and modify the core OS and the firmware to manage updates and the bootloader. (Be careful with this one since flashing the wrong bootloader could brick your board and require a JTAG programmer to unbrick it).

The firmware runs on the x86 chip inside the Curie module and communicates with the ARC core (which runs your Arduino sketches) using these callbacks.
Right now, the x86 core takes care of handling Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and USB communication, offloading the ARC core.
You can use the code which implements these functionalities as a starting point for your custom extra features. (more…)

Pump up the volume of your party with Boogie cup

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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The Boogie Cup is an interactive project controlling the music volume according to the number of cups used in a party and allowing party-goers to follow each other on Spotify. How does it work?

The Boogie Cup Holder uses an infrared distance sensor to detect how many cups are in the stack. As guests take cups, the sensor detects a change in distance, and increases the volume at the party. The Genuino MKR1000 wifi chip connects the Boogie Cup to the Spotify API. When two guests pass by with similar playlists, their cups light up. When they cheers, a message is sent to a server that enables each user to follow each other on Spotify.

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The giveaway winner on Instagram for April 14th is…

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

We’re happy to announce the second winner of the Instagram giveaway!

Congratulations to Emmanuel Ani from Accra (Ghana) for the following picture taken at Genuino Day organized together with Mark Acquaisie Antwi, Andrew Kattenstroth, Atitsogbui Patrick Keli, Selorm Atsatsa, Humphery Batierah, Akati Micah .  He wins a Genuino MKR1000 and a Genuino Mug!

 

Feel like winning too? Participate now:

– Follow our official Arduino.cc account on Instagram

– Share your pics on your account on Instagram using hashtag #ArduinoD16 and #GenuinoD16 and mention us with the tag @Arduino.cc

– Every thursday, from April 7th to May 26th we are going to choose one of your pics (posted starting April 2nd) and announce on this blog a winner of an Arduino or a Genuino MKR1000 and one of our t-shirt or mug :) for a total of of 8 lucky people. Easy enough, right?

Remember to share cool pictures regarding Arduino and Genuino moments in your community also beyond Arduino and Genuino Day.
Show us your talent!

Massimo Banzi’s guest judge at America’s greatest makers

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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Massimo Banzi is among the judges on “America’s Greatest Makers” a reality competition from Mark Burnett (the reality-TV king behind “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” and “The Voice”) in partnership with Intel which debuted last week on TBS.

In a first of its kind competition, the tv show takes 24 teams of makers from across US and puts them in head-to-head challenges to invent disruptive projects and win $1 million. The team are composed by unique people from 15 years old to 59 with ideas going to inspire a whole new audience of potential makers.

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In the first two episodes, each team pitched their device idea to the judging panel composed by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich; business and financial expert Carol Roth; comedian, serial entrepreneur and co-host of truTV’s Hack My Life Kevin Pereira; and one of the celebrity guests.

At the end of April during 4th episode guest judge Massimo Banzi joins the panel as the remaining makers compete in the “Make or Break” rounds for $100,000 and a spot in the million dollar finale. If you are not in the USA, watch the episode at this link after April 27th.

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Smart homes and pervasive technologies exhibition

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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Git Commit is an interactive installation and exhibition about smart homes, and user response to pervasive technologies entering our private spaces. The installation aims to further the research that Casa Jasmina, powered by Genuino, is carrying out regarding social home environment from an open design and user centered perspective. It was created in collaboration with Opendesk, the Master in Interaction Design of SUPSI of Lugano and Studio Folder.

In order to deeply understand the impact of IoT in the house for the possible stakeholders, an interactive system of four mini-printers was set up at Palazzo Clerici, a 17th century building located in the heart of the city of Milan, and firstly belonged to one of the oldest and most powerful Milanese families, the Visconti dei Consignori di Somma.

Each printer is connected to Casa Jasmina GitHub repository where users are able to respond to questions and spark new avenues to the project. At a technical level, thermal printers of GIT-COMMIT were developed with Genuino MKR1000, the powerful board combining Genuino Zero and Wi-Fi shield to create IoT projects. The entire project is released in open source, the printers’ case were produced with a 3D printer at Fablab Torino; the installation furnishings  by Opendesk.

The feedback gained will inform new types of interactions and approaches to the future smart home, that will reflow in the Casa Jasmina design process.

Come and visit us and give us your input too! Check this page and explore the topics.

Use Fair speaker and donate to musicians!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

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Most of the music we listen to comes from convenient streaming services distributing music of thousands of artists from all over the world.  But only a small amount of money actually reaches the artists you like. A team of student (Nicolas Armand, Inês Araújo, Mette Mørch, Monika Seyfried)  used a MKR1000  to implement a donation service during the Interaction Design Programme at CIID with the support of Massimo Banzi and Dario Buzzini: (more…)