Meet PTRobotics: a new Genuino reseller in Portugal

Zoe Romano April 18, 2016

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This week we’re presenting a new Genuino Reseller from Portugal: welcome Pedro Costa Silva of PTRobotics!

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The giveaway winner on Instagram for April 14th is…

Zoe Romano April 14, 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

Zoe Romano April 14, 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

Zoe Romano April 13, 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!

Zoe Romano April 12, 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: Read the rest of this entry »

Listen to the hypnotic sound of a red crystal

Zoe Romano April 11, 2016

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Red is an optic-sound electronic object that uses simple light sources and optical elements to create audiovisual performance. The machine was named as a color because at the center of the work there is a red glass crystal and a flexible Fresnel lens. Dmitry Morozov aka :: vtol: : created it using Arduino with pure data and python scripts: Read the rest of this entry »

Time to announce the giveaway winner for April 7th

Zoe Romano April 7, 2016

We’re happy to announce the first winner of the Instagram giveaway we launched last week!

Congratulations to Gedeane Kenshima from São Paulo (Brazil) for the following pic taken at Genuino Day in Rio organized by Cefet/RJ and showing an amazing Tesla coil. She gets a Genuino MKR1000 and a Genuino Mug!

Do you want to have the chance to win too?

It’s easy, that’s how it works:

– 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 cool moments in your community beyond Arduino and Genuino Day!
We’re looking forward to see your pics.

Explore relations between nations daily with News Globus

Zoe Romano April 6, 2016

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News Globus is an unusual physical interface that piques the curiosity of people and asks them to explore the world by the news putting in relation  places of the world. It was designed by Bjorn Karmann, Charlie Gedeon, Mikio Kiura, Sena Partal wiring 20 regions to a Genuino board inside the sphere. When two regions are connected with the jack, the Genuino selects a country randomly from each region and queries the NY Times API for news containing both locations. A web server then selects a story and converts the headline and byline to a mp3 file which is played either from the headphone jack or the speaker at the  base of the globe: Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Sharing Arduino & Genuino community pics and Win!

Zoe Romano April 5, 2016

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April 2nd was a great day. We spent it celebrating Arduino and Genuino Day in more than 330 local communities and we had lots of fun!

Our social channels were full of mentions from pics and messages about the events and all the activities you organized or took part to worldwide. That’s why we want to keep celebrating and have some of you win goodies.

Now we are launching a giveaway on Instagram and you’re invited to participate!  How does it work?

– 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 cool moments in your community beyond Arduino and Genuino Day!
We’re looking forward to see your pics!
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Welcome Arduino Project Hub and Arduino IoT!

Alice Pintus April 3, 2016

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We are finally ready to release create.arduino.cc, the Arduino platform that will provide the community with a more modern and flexible tool to write code, a more integrated way of accessing content and learning while doing.

While we are still busy refining the web-based Editor (IDE) based on the feedback of the current beta-testing program, we are really excited to launch Arduino Project Hub, our tutorial platform powered by hackster.ioWe cannot wait to see all the projects made with Arduino and Genuino boards that you will submit! Comment on the tutorials you are curious about, and ‘Respect’ the ones you like the most. We will feature the best projects on the Arduino Blog!

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