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Digital innovation for social change: Arduino is in the first 100!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

We are really excited  to be included in the 2013 Nominet Trust 100 which celebrates inspiring examples of ventures from around the world that are using tech to accelerate social change.

The Nominet Trust 100 Steering Group, this year included; Lord Jim Knight (a consultant specialising in the use of technology in education and employment), Rory Cellan-Jones (Technology Journalist for the BBC), Madhav Chavan (a leading Indian educator, social activist and social entrepreneur) and Jeremy Heimans (Founder and CEO of Purpose).

The list has been launched with a feature by Charlie Leadbeater in the Financial Times weekend, here’s an extract from the article: (more…)

Follow Maker Faire Rome conference live streaming

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Maker Faire Streaming

Starting  this morning at the “How to ReMake the World” opening conference,  Maker Faire Rome starts inspiring us with a series of talks you can watch from home following the streaming at this link. (Italian and english language available)

10:00 Morning Session
Stefano Venditti and Dale Dougherty – Welcome to Rome and to Maker Faire

Joey Hudy – Do not Be Bored

David Gauntlett – Making is Connecting

Mark Frauenfelder – Making Makers: News Tools and Technologies Driving a Movement

Leah Buechley – Art, Craft, and Technology: Five years of High-Low Tech

Josef Prusa – RepRap and its community

Enrico Dini – Think Big Print Big

Bruce Sterling – From da Vinci to Banzi

Alice Taylor – Taking 3D-Printed Consumer Goods to the Mainstream: Tales from the Frontline

Jennifer Turliuk – How to ReMake the World by Making with Kids

Stefan Hechenberger – Lasersaur – Your 3D printer needs a friend, a laser cutter

Peter Troxler – Fab Labs in Europe: Personal Fabrication vs. Social Experiment

Surprise chat con Massimo Banzi e Brian Krzanich ispirata da Dale Dougherty

Maurizio Capone – Performance

13:00 End of Morning Session

15:00 Afternoon Session

Jack Andraka – My 3 cents on pancreatic cancer

Nina Maria Tandon – Body 3.0

Marco Astorri – Bio plastica elettroconduttiva: dagli scarti agricoli ai devices elettronici del futuro

Nurit Bar-Shai – Socializing with Bacteria

Massimo Menichinelli – The emergence of Open Design

Giorgio Sancristoforo – Performance

Raffaello D’Andrea – Pure Engineering: Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility

Filippo Sala – Ferrari solare

Luciano Belviso

Ionut Budisteanu – Using Artificial Intelligence to create a low cost self-driving car

Carlo De Micheli – Open Source Vehicle, what it takes to make it real

Tomas Diez – From Fab Labs to Fab Cities

Emiliano Cecchini – A Total Off Grid way of living in a Box

Sam Muirhead – Zero to Maker in One Year: A Year of living Open Source

Marco Zoppi – Performance


Come and join Arduino at Maker Faire Rome

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Maker Faire Rome

Starting thursday the 3rd of October, Maker Faire Rome is finally opening in the italian capital, gathering hundreds of makers from all over Europe. We’ve been working on it for some months together with Riccardo Luna and Asset Camera team: finally it’s time to enjoy the moment.

The conference

On thursday you can attend the conference “How to reMake the World” with Riccardo Luna and Massimo Banzi, curators of the Faire, along with international guests including David John Gauntlett, Raffaello D’Andrea, Dale Dougherty and many more. It’ll be a total immersion in the universe of 3D printing, open source electronics and the culture of making. Discover all the speakers at this link.

The booth

You can visit Arduino booth (Zone D2) during the weekend where  you’ll find a series of one-to-one stations for different level of knowledge, from beginners to pro. You’ll be able to explore together with Officine Arduino/FablabTorino crew:

  • the Arduino Starter Kit with its 10 projects and the book (Now also in ITALIAN!)
  • the Arduino Yún and some cool demos
  • the Arduino Mega ADK and its great features
  • the Arduino Robot running around the fair!
  • other experimental projects from the lab

Meet all the other makers at this link.

The store 

Many people have been asking and the answer is YES! There will be an Arduino Store selling most of the Arduino products at the Faire (Arduino Yún included!). You’ll find also some other interesting products like kits from Make, O’Reilly books, Little Bits, kits by Prusa, Ultimaker,  Plug&Wear and more.

The presentations

Starting at the conference, there will be Massimo Banzi, all the other Arduino’s founders (Tom Igoe, David Mellis, David Cuartielles, Gianluca Martino) and Officine Arduino/Fablab Torino crew participating to panels, talks and debates. Check Maker Faire program in the next days to learn about the details. Don’t miss this chance to have your board autographed! ;)

Would you like a discount voucher for the Faire?

Click, print and bring with you the following voucher:

arduino voucher


Come and visit us at World Maker Faire in New York City this weekend!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

World Makerfaire 2013

This year, once again we are participating at World Maker Faire for the whole weekend. You can come and visit our booth at the Hall of Science. We’ll have  4 hands-on demo tables allowing you to know more about Arduino boards, try using the IDE and experiment with the hardware yourself.
We’ll be demonstrating the new Arduino Yún and how to use Temboo. We also set up a special table to experiment with the Arduino Robot and allow visitors to try its wonderful capabilities live.

On Saturday afternoon there’ll be a couple of presentations you can attend:

Massimo Banzi: The state of Arduino
Where: Innovation Stage
When: Saturday 2:30 PM    3:00 PM

Michael Shiloh: Getting Started With the Arduino Yún
Where: Electronics Stage
When: Saturday    4:30 PM    5:00 PM

Looking forward to see you all at the Electronic Pavillion, ZONE C (check out the Makerfaire MAP in PDF)

World Makerfaire 2013

Talking about the “Evolution of Microcontrollers” at the New York Hardware Innovation Workshop

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Hardware Innovation Workshop 2013

Make Magazine published a short report of the panel taking place at the Hardware Innovation Workshop, yesterday in New York City. Massimo Banzi and Jason Kridner, co-founder of BeagleBoard, were on the stage talking about the evolution of microcontrollers:

Makers love to develop on their favorite microcontrollers. The creators behind two of the most popular took boards the stage at the New York Hardware Innovation Workshop (HIW) in a panel moderated by MAKE’s own Matt Richardson. Although makers might like to argue about which is the best platform, there was plenty of common ground for these two panelists.

Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of the Arduino Project, began the session with a short discussion on how and why Arduino got started.

“Every time you design a system to do everything, you end up with a system designed to do nothing,” Massimo says. “The challenge is to build a platform that solves a simple problem for a specific group of people: beginners for example.”

Keep reading  the article on Make.

Evolution Of Microcontrollers

MakerFaire Rome is getting closer: get your discount ticket!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Makerfaire Rome

The greatest show and tell on earth is coming to Rome next October and it’s now time to organize and register to the events!

This is the agenda of MakerFaire Rome:

  • Thursday 3rd October- Opening Conference “How to Remake the World” with special guests like Joey Hudy, Dale Dougherty,  Leah Buechley, David Gauntlett and many more! Get your free ticket >>
  • Friday 4th October – Educational Day – Entrance for registered schools only – If you are a teacher and want to visit MakerFaire with your class book your reservations here (only in italian)
  • Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October – MakerFaire Rome days with over 200 projects from all over the world will be on show, including workshops, live demonstrations, and conference panels. Buy your ticket now >> (if you register by the 20th of September there’s a promotional code)

Check out the video below to see why you shouldn’t miss this event:

Ask an Engineer, ask Massimo and Ladyada – video

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


Last week, Limor Fried and Phil Torrone had Massimo Banzi as special guest in their Saturday night live show Ask an Engineer!

Here’s the whole video:

ArduinoTour in Singapore! See you on August 3rd and 4th

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Workshop in Singapore


It’s been a while now we have been testing and bringing ArduinoTour Workshops all over Italy and – here and there – around Europe. And we are happy to inform you that this powerful workshop format is soon landing in Singapore on August the 3rd-4th, hosted by The Hub Singapore, a cool co-working space willing to spread the Arduino word within its walls and beyond.

During the 2-day workshop participants will learn the basics of Arduino (what we call the Arduino Alphabet) and  have the chance to see it in action on different scenarios. They will produce their own project using the Arduino Starter Kit given to the workshop attendees.

The ArduinoTour is a way to meet & share experiences. For this reason it’s traditionally opened by a public presentation of Arduino which is going to happen on friday the 2nd of August at 7:00 PM at the-Hub. (download hi-res flyer)

Book your participation now and join the Arduino world.



Sustainable business, smarter living and social good – interested? Join us in London

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Hack the hackathon

Next week, we’ll be in London at Hack The Hackathon‘s developer competition to support the teams in experimenting with “smart” devices. After the great hackathon we had during the Arduino Camp in Torino, we’ll move to London for the 48-hour competition addressing an array of possible projects falling loosely into three broad challenge categories: Social Good, Sustainable Business, and Smarter Living.

The event (5th-7th July), hosted by the HUB Westminster in Piccadilly Circus, is:

designed for technical and non-technical innovators, designers, and engineers to build working prototypes, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories, work with expert mentors, meet new people, and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects.

If you are an innovator, designer, coder, information architect, and social media lover passionate about Learning, Exploring, Building, Sharing, and Mastering state-of-the-art technologies in a nurturing and exciting environment where everyone is a winner, then you should take this chance.

You can participate to the event with or without an idea or a project in mind. And don’t worry if you are coming by yourself, without a team already formed. The important thing is to register and arrive on time at the location hosting us for the weekend.

During the 48-hour developer competition, Hack The Hackathon will also host Africa Builds an exploratory information session and open discussion  to identify a core team of like-minded collaborators who want to inspire change among those most affected by and most able to combat the challenges facing the nations of Africa.

Federico Vanzati, one of our Arduino mentors, will be there and happy to meet you and show you all about Arduino. Looking forward to see you in London!

Check all the info and register to the free event here.


Some notes from the Smart Textiles Salon

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

smart textile salon

Smart Textiles Salon was the last event of the Smart Textiles Week organized by the Textile department of the University of Ghent in the beautiful town of Ghent, in Belgium at the beginning of June:

Smart Textiles Salon is an attempt to bring topical research in the field of Smart Textiles to the stage and showcase it to the world. We wanted to make clear that Smart Textiles are not only existing in research projects, but that the potential for market introduction is huge already today. This should be recognized and taken to the next level.

Our friends Riccardo Marchesi (Inntex and Plug&wear) and Giulia Tomasello (Ruah project), took part to the event and sent us a short report  highlighting with words and pictures some cool projects they encountered during the days at the Salon.