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Friday, November 26th, 2010

 

To Share is a very interesting Media / Creativity / Art Festival in Turin, Italy.  You may have lost the Festival, but you are still on time to join the Action Sharing 2 Competition.

The Sharing, in partnership with the Turin Chamber of Commerce, is announcing the second Action Sharing competition.

Action Sharing is an ideas competition for artistic projects that make syncretic use of mechatronic elements.
Area of key interest for The Sharing include: art, music, drama, performance art and dance.
The Turin Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the competition with a view to promoting the creative capital to be found in the Piedmont region, where art and technology are two strategic sectors for the local economy, as part of its commitment to supporting initiatives that promote interdisciplinary co-operation.

Artists are invited to enter projects that make use of the devices required by the competition (electric motor/linear voice coil actuator) in the areas of key interest stated above.
The aim of the competition is to identify and select artistic projects that can be developed in partnership with leading companies in the mechatronics sector, the Polytechnic University of Turin, and Regione Piemonte institutions.

The idea judged the best will win a prize of €1500*.
*one thousand, five hundred euros, including tax and social security contributions.

The deadline for entries is midnight, 30th November 2010.

more info on [ToShare]

 

To Share is a very interesting Media / Creativity / Art Festival in Turin, Italy. You may have lost the Festival, but you are still on time to join the Action Sharing 2 Competition.

The Sharing, in partnership with the Turin Chamber of Commerce, is announcing the second Action Sharing competition.

Action Sharing is an ideas competition for artistic projects that make syncretic use of mechatronic elements.
Area of key interest for The Sharing include: art, music, drama, performance art and dance.
The Turin Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the competition with a view to promoting the creative capital to be found in the Piedmont region, where art and technology are two strategic sectors for the local economy, as part of its commitment to supporting initiatives that promote interdisciplinary co-operation.

Artists are invited to enter projects that make use of the devices required by the competition (electric motor/linear voice coil actuator) in the areas of key interest stated above.
The aim of the competition is to identify and select artistic projects that can be developed in partnership with leading companies in the mechatronics sector, the Polytechnic University of Turin, and Regione Piemonte institutions.

The idea judged the best will win a prize of €1500*.
*one thousand, five hundred euros, including tax and social security contributions.

The deadline for entries is midnight, 30th November 2010.

more info on [ToShare]

To Share é un Festival che si tiene ogni anno a Torino, a inizio Novembre. I temi sono la creatività, l’arte digitale, la tecnologia.

Se (come me) ve lo siete persi non disperate, potete ancora partecipare alla seconda Action Sharing 2 Competition.

Il bando riguarda un Concorso di Idee legato a progetti artistici che utilizzano elementi meccatronici in modo sincretico.
Le aree di interesse privilegiate per The Sharing sono: arte, musica, teatro, performance, danza.
Il supporto della Camera di commercio di Torino ha lo scopo di promuovere il capitale creativo del territorio piemontese, dove arte e tecnologia sono settori strategici dell’economia locale, sostenendo iniziative che favoriscono il dialogo interdisciplinare.

Gli artisti sono invitati a presentare progetti nelle aree di interesse indicate che includano applicazioni per i dispositivi descritti nel bando (Motore elettrico / Attuatore lineare voice coil).
Obbiettivo del concorso è creare un’occasione per produrre progetti artistici in collaborazione con le imprese leader nel settore della meccatronica, il Politecnico di Torino e le istituzioni della Regione Piemonte.

Alla migliore proposta ideativa spetta un premio pari a 1.500 euro*.
*millecinquecento/00 al lordo di ritenute fiscali e previdenziali.

più informazioni su [ToShare]

Bacarobo Budapest: the first European Stupid Robot Competition

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Bacarobo comes to Budapest in its first European Version.

The Bakarobo Cup is a unique event. If we would speak just a little Japanese, we would know at once that something’s amiss, since in Japanese, the word baka means stupid.

The goal of the competition is to introduce the 10 most useless, stupid robot entries. Some of the entry requirements include that the robots have to function mechanically, they mustn’t have any practical function and they have to make people laugh. We hope you’ll share a laugh with us!

Apply! deadline’s approaching the 31st of July.

via [tinkerlondon's twitter] source [bacarobo]

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]

Vote for Arduino! [English subtitled video provided!]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

You have probably read this blog post from [dcuartielles] talking about “Italia degli Innovatori” project.

The Italian government is making a selection of national innovations to bring to Shanghai’s Expo this year. There have been many entries, among them ours, and now Wired Italy is conducting an online poll to decide which will be the chosen ones to be present at the Expo. Representing Arduino, Massimo submitted an entry in the name of Smartprojects, the company manufacturing Arduino USB and Arduino Mega, as well as a bunch of the official shields. The whole campaign is in Italian, and therefore it is pretty hard for the non-Italian speakers to even get to know this is happening.

Since I taped the interview some time ago, I chose to upload it on our youtube channel, with english subtitles.

Remember that this interview was shot to explain Arduino to an italian audience that used to ignore it. Massimo is one of the most modest person I know, and reading throught the subtitles I could feel the inner differences among english and italian.

Tell us what you think and – overall – vote!

via [arduinoBlog]

Competition: Enter the Humana Health by Design Contest

Thursday, April 8th, 2010


What a powerful (and useful) competition: Instructable teamed up with Humana to look for the best “health hack”.

So show us how you’ve modded your wheelchair, built a treadmill desk, or made inexpensive prosthetics for the third world. As a prize for the best ideas out there we are giving away three Wii consoles with Wii Fit Plus to encourage both health and play. Other prizes include healthy and delicious California citrus fruit, Pro memberships, t-shirts, and other goodies.

We have been constantly looking for this kind of experimental use of Arduino, such like brailleduino,  or some arduino-based mouse.  More to come.

To join the competition (which is open to international patecipants)

How to enter:

  1. Make a new Instructable. Previously published Instructables are not eligible.
  2. Upon publishing it, select the Humana Health by Design checkbox to enter.
  3. Missed it? Click this link to enter.

Prizes

First Prize:
Nintendo Wii with a Nintendo Wii Fit Plus system.

Plus an Instructables Prize Pack including a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up Prize:
One box of mixed seasonal citrus fruit, plus an Instructables Prize Pack which includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: April 6, 2010 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: May 23, 2010 11:59 PM PST

Via [Instructable]

Call for Works: One-Button Game Objects

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Push the button: Kokoromi’s Gamma game challenge, which we saw earlier this week, challenges game designers to build an entire gameplay mechanic around a single button. What can be done with a single hardware object – a self-contained, one-button invention? We’re looking for creations that answer that question, inspired by games (and encompassing hardware games and hacks), but also extending into interactive art and musical and visual instruments.
(DEADLINE: MARCH 1 (receipt))

From CDM post

Libelium presents: III Arduino Contest (2010)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010


from libelium post

For the third consecutive year, Libelium organizes the Arduino Open Hardware Contest in order to award the best ideas and projects made with Arduino.

After the previous editions, this year we have decided to create just one category: “Amazing Arduino”.

We are looking for the most spectacular and unusual projects developed with Arduino.