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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Arduino and Genuino MKR1000 now available in our stores

Zoe Romano April 3, 2016

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We are happy to announce Arduino MKR1000 and Genuino MKR1000 are now available in our stores at the price of 34,99$/30,99€ (+tax)!

MKR1000 is the protagonist of World’s largest Arduino Maker Challenge and was shipped exceptionally to  1000 winners of the contest. Now, this powerful board which combines the functionality of the Zero and the WiFi Shield, is available to all makers wanting to design IoT projects with minimal previous experience in networking.

We are sharing some documentation so you can learn more about the features of this new board:

And  4 tutorials focused on the new features of Arduino and Genuino MKR1000:

  • Analog to Midi build a device that recognizes an input frequency and outputs it to MIDI
  • Wifi RTC   use the RTC (Real Time Clock) and the WiFi capabilities
  • Scheduled Wifi SSL learn to use scheduled functions to establish a secure web connection
  • Battery operations learn more about the battery support of the MKR1000

MKR1000 and Genuino MKR1000  is available for purchase now.

Let’s celebrate Arduino Day and Genuino Day!

Zoe Romano April 2, 2016

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Arduino and its community is celebrating its birthday with a day of official and self-organised gatherings, encouraging people to meet and share their interest in open source DIY electronics with local friends and collaborators. More than 320 groups are creating events right now worldwide! Join the event and find the event near you on day.arduino.cc.

Massimo Banzi, Tom Igoe and David Mellis are in Berkeley to celebrate Arduino Day and Genuino Day. Here’s their message to all the community of organizers, participants and all Arduino fans!

To make this event a truly connected experience share your Arduino moments on social networks and especially on Instagram using the hashtags: #ArduinoD16 #GenuinoD16

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Here’s the schedule for the event in Berkeley:

– 11 am – 6 pm: exhibition of Arduino projects
– 12 pm – 4 pm : hands-on activities
– 3 pm -5.30 pm : Arduino co-founders presentations

  • David Mellis  “Makers and machine learning: a system for analysis of real-time sensor data”
  • Tom Igoe “Electronics for the Humanities”
  • Massimo Banzi “IoT and the connected objects”

Discover and follow our new Instagram channel

Zoe Romano March 31, 2016

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Do you have an Instagram account? We’re launching  today the official profile of Arduino.cc and  inviting you to follow us!

After Facebook, Twitter and G+, now we are using Instagram to show all of you our events, products, behind the scene moments and getting  in touch with all the open source community.

Use hashtags like #Arduinocc, #ArduinoD16, #Genuino and make sure to follow us, and tag us in your pics using @Arduino.cc if you are interested we know about your projects, and share them on all other channels.

More news and goodies to come! Stay tuned.

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Moodbox makes you play with emotions for perfect ambience

Zoe Romano March 29, 2016

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Moodbox is a musical device created by a group of students (Iskra Uscumlic, Cyrus Kamath, Luca Mustacchi, Dario Loerke) to explore how we might set the mood in a studio space through music. They created it using Genuino Uno during the Interaction Design Programme at CIID with the help of Massimo Banzi and Dario Buzzini.

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Moodbox enables you to set the perfect ambience and trigger different emotions: Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s warm up for Maker Faire Rome 4th edition!

Zoe Romano March 21, 2016

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Last friday in Rome during the press conference of Maker Faire Rome 4th edition, Riccardo Luna together with Massimo Banzi announced that next October the event is going to become “better, bigger and stronger”.
A new location by Fiera di Roma building will host six pavilions in an area of over 100.000 sq.m. for makers, visitors, conferences, seminars and workshops. The event promoted by the Rome Chamber of Commerce and powered by its Innovation Unit “AssetCamera “ is once more curated by Massimo Banzi, Arduino co-founder, along with Riccardo Luna, Italian Digital Champion.

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Discover what sound is made of with Sound Blocks

Zoe Romano March 16, 2016

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Sound Blocks is a tool to teach children and adults what sound is made of. The project was shortlisted in the Expression category of the IXDA Interaction Awards and it was developed by John Ferreira, Alejandra Molina, Andreas Refsgaard at the CIID using Arduino.

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Arduino Day in Berkeley – Call for Volunteers

Zoe Romano March 15, 2016

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Join us for the Arduino Day event organized by our team at the Jacobs Institute on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley with the participation of Massimo Banzi, David Mellis and Tom Igoe.

We are seeking volunteers to assist us during the event. We are going to have free workshops, talks by the founders, and art and tech displays.

We are looking for volunteer assistance during the event e.g. staffing information tables and displays, bringing a project to demo, helping during workshops, picking up coffee & lunch, and providing technical assistance. This is not a paid gig, but to show our appreciation that you are spending your time with us, Arduino has prepared a small gift for you.

We welcome all levels of skills and curiosity. More important than your technical skills are your people skills. Please provide us with basic information about yourself and your interests. Use the appropriate form depending on whether you have volunteered with us in the past:

First time volunteers? Please fill out this form. If you have volunteered for Arduino before, please contact us at arduinovolunteer [at] gmail.com.

We also have two paid positions: one for a two-person video camera crew and the other for a photographer. To apply, please fill out this form. Read the rest of this entry »