Archive for the ‘ArduinoAtHeart’ Category

LittleBits and Arduino Giveaway – Win a collection of Kits!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014


To celebrate the new littleBits ArduinoAtHeart Module, littleBits has partnered with Arduino for a huge give away!

Entering is easy, just sign up on this page for your chance to win an incredible littleBits + Arduino collection. One lucky winner will receive a littleBits Deluxe Kit, littleBits Arduino Starter Bundle, and Arduino Starter Kit. All together a $400 value!

The contest started Monday, June the 9th and runs through June 22nd, so enter soon!

The winner will be announced on or before June 27th.

Sign in with your Facebook account with your email on this page >>>

The power of BLE goes Arduino At Heart with Blend Micro for your IOT projects

Friday, May 30th, 2014



This week we are delighted to announce a new Arduino At Heart Partner targeted for makers to develop low power Internet-Of-Things (IoT) projects quickly and easily: Blend Micro.

Blend Micro, by RedBearLab is an integrated developement board “blend”ing Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board.

In the following videos, you can see how easy it is to use Blend Micro with the companion Apps for both iOS and Android. See how to control digital output, PWM and Servo, obtain readings from digital or analog inputs.

On their website you can find some sample codes on how to write your own Apps too. They soon will provide a boot loader update which allow the Blend Micro to be programmed over-the-air from Bluetooth Smart Ready portable devices and PCs, no USB wire is required for uploading the sketch.

If you want Blend Micro now, it’s available in the Arduino Store.


HummingBird Duo is an Arduino At Heart Robotics Kit for Ages 10 to 110

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Today we want to introduce you to a new Arduino at Heart Partner launching on Kickstarter this week: Hummingbird Duo is an electronics kit designed to be fun and educational for a fourth grader, a high school student, a college engineering student, or an adult maker.

Hummingbird Duo  creates a bridge between making and classroom education combining craft materials, electronic components and drag &drop programming. Part of Hummingbird’s mission is, in fact, to explode common conceptions of how robotics can be used in K-12 education: (more…)

See you at Maker Faire Bay Area! 17th and 18th of May

Saturday, May 17th, 2014


Today and tomorrow you visit us at the Arduino booth (#204) right next to Atmel booth (#205) and have a look at our cool demos. You’ll find all the new boards: Arduino TRE Development Edition and Arduino ZERO, Arduino Yún together with Temboo and the freshly baked Arduino at Heart littleBits Module!

Massimo Banzi keynote is scheduled at 4.00PM and Michael Shiloh’s Getting Started with Arduino talks are waiting for you 2 times a day. (more…)

There’s a new Arduino At Heart: littleBits Arduino Module!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014


We are excited to announce that littleBits joined the Arduino At Heart Program to easily incorporate programming into littleBits circuits!

littleBits Arduino Module is everything you know and love about Arduino without the breadboarding, soldering or wiring.  littleBits takes care of the electronics, while you focus on the code.



Home Automation for Makers goes Arduino At Heart! Support them on indiegogo

Monday, April 28th, 2014


A connected home is in the dreams of many of us and we all spent at least a few moments thinking about how would it be for real. The problem is that most of the hardware devices and software platforms are not designed to work together and that’s why things become complicated.

Today we introduce you to a new Arduino At Heart project called EZcontrol.IT, crowdfunding now on Indiegogo, and designed to simplify the world  of internet of things:

EZcontrol.IT offers dedicated hardware that is affordable and easy to use, compatible and programmable with the Arduino™ IDE and language; designed to interact with a full and extensive software platform: Lelylan, that is an open, easy to use and personalize, cloud platform for Home Automation.


How to make your own Primo prototype using digital fabrication and Arduino boards

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

primo doc

Primo‘s team sent us exciting news from their HQ about their contribution to the open source community. After the successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the wooden play-set that uses shapes, colours and spacial awareness to teach programming logic through a tactile, warm and magical learning experience, they took a step further. They released all the documentation and the instructions to produce a Primo prototype,  different from the product that they make and sell.

We just finished the first edition of the Primo play-set open documentation, that includes the design files that we used to make our first prototype and a step-by-step guide to make your own version of the Primo play set. This “maker” version of our product can be assembled using rapid prototyping techniques and common tools like Arduino boards. (more…)

The most advanced Lamp/Speaker is open source and also Arduino at heart

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

cromatica digital habits

Interacting with objects in a new way has always been the main focus of Digital Habits, a design studio based in Milan.  Today we are proud to announce they’ve become a partner  of the Arduino At Heart program with their new project called Cromatica (it was exhibited at the coveted Fuorisalone Milan Design Week in the Superstudio Temporary Museum for New Design and started the crowdfunding campaign just some days ago!).

Cromatica is half speaker and half desk lamp: it can be controlled through a natural gestural interface, touch sensors or remotely via the Cromatica Android and iOS app. Designed to deliver both light and sound functions, Cromatica features wireless 4.0 Bluetooth connection for streaming music and a RGB lamp for multiple ambient effects. (more…)

See what your Arduino is thinking with MicroView

Thursday, April 10th, 2014


As some of you have already noticed on our social channels, we are thrilled to announce a new partner in the Arduino at Heart Program: MicroView, the first chip-sized Arduino compatible that lets you see what your Arduino is thinking using an OLED display.

Microview, by Geek Ammo, is versatile as it meets the needs of beginners and experts alike. (more…)

Support Open Source Beehives and help promoting international bee recovery

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Open Source Beehive

Recent declines in honey bee populations raised attention of many scientists and now makers started activating swell.

The Open Source Beehives (OSBH) project is a collaborative response to the threat faced by Bee populations in industrialised nations around the world.
They’ve just launched a campaign on Indiegogo and are waiting for your contribution.

The campaign will help to build new sensors to understand the behaviour of the bees and the pollutants that are killing them. Also the production of the hives relies on the Fab Lab Network, which makes it able to be produced anywhere in the world. The project is proudly powered by the Arduino At Heart Smart Citizen Kit.

Jonathan Minchin, the bee-man in the lab ;), told us: (more…)