Make Batman dance at the rythm of a gas sensor

Zoe Romano July 23, 2015


If you feel like experimenting with connected objects, a good idea could be to start from a funny project explained step-by-step in a tutorial. In the video below you can follow the instructions given by Dana, Documentation Hero at relayr, using an Arduino Yún, a gas sensor and relayr cloud to make a little Batman-shaped toy dance according to data: Read the rest of this entry »

Showing the mysterious technologies driving everyday objects

lorenzoromagnoli July 22, 2015


Every year the students of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) attend the Physical Computing class as part of their curriculum.

Having a small delegation of the Arduino team teaching this class has become quite a ritual. This past March Ubi De Feo, Alice Pintus, and Lorenzo Romagnoli runned the two-weeks-long intensive class.

Teaching at CIID is great experience, since you are surrounded by incredibly motivated and curious students, that are doing everything possible to design amazing projects and prototypes.

The topic of this year was prototyping interactive installations for a Science Center that would explain in a playful and engaging way how a technology works. For most of the students this was the first experience with physical computing, but even in such short time they were able to build eight different prototypes. The projects explain in an interactive way the science behind computer viruses, allergies, video compression, machine learning, laser printing, digital music synthesis, binary numbers and neuroprosthetic. Read the rest of this entry »

Visual report from Maker Faire Shenzhen

Zoe Romano July 21, 2015


Arduino/Genuino team were in China last month to be part of Shenzhen Maker Faire and present to local makers the new Genuino boards, together with Seeedstudio. They  also had the pleasure to meet with Arduino users, teachers, students and makers of all ages with great skills.
Here’s a selection of pictures form those amazing days (all the pictures are on our Flickr). Read the rest of this entry »

Arduino and Genuino brand refresh, design insights

00alis July 20, 2015


A few months ago we introduced Genuino, Arduino’s sister brand for products sold outside the US. TODO, the design agency that developed the Arduino branding language since its early beginnings, created the new Genuino look & feel and signature elements. This new branding language is going to be applied to all Genuino and Arduino products in the near future.

Giorgio Olivero, one of TODO co-founder, studied at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, where Arduino was conceived. Giorgio and later on his team (among others Vanessa Poli and Alessandro Argenio) have been taking care of Arduino’s brand identity since then. We have asked Giorgio to tell us the reasons behind the original Arduino branding language, and the Arduino/Genuino design language refresh. Here is the story in his own words:

‘When we began developing Arduino’s identity in late 2009 we wanted the project to feature an accessible, pop, and clear communication language for the new community that was growing around DIY electronics. Something that wouldn’t compare to the technical-macho look of the engineer-oriented platforms and products: a testosterone-free positioning that could speak to everyone and not only to experts and hard-core enthusiasts. Read the rest of this entry »

Building a giant Iron Man suit you can actually wear!

Zoe Romano July 16, 2015


If you are a fan of cosplay, props and hand built creations you can’t miss the work of  James Bruton. Based in Uk he’s got a personal project YouTube channel with a new video every week describing his work in details. At the end of June he posted the 34th “episode” of the project started nearly a year ago about  building an Iron Man Hulkbuster giant suit you can actually wear! Read the rest of this entry »

A self-driving vehicle using image recognition on Android

Zoe Romano July 15, 2015


Dimitri Platis is a software engineer who’s been working with his team on an Android-based self-driving vehicle which uses machine vision algorithms and techniques as well as data from the on-board sensors, in order to follow street lanes, perform parking manoeuvres and overtake obstacles blocking its path: Read the rest of this entry »

Solenoid drum machine and bass running on Arduino

Zoe Romano July 13, 2015

Arduino user named Muiota shared with us an experimental DIY music project running on Arduino Uno and  solenoids.

Take a look at the video to hear how it sounds: Read the rest of this entry »

Discover the new Arduino product page!

Zoe Romano July 9, 2015


Today we are updating our website with a new Product Page. It’s been revisited to present you Arduino products within a context of possible applications for your creative projects. If you are beginning to tinker with electronics there’s a series of Entry Level products to make it easier for you to start having fun.


You’ll also find out we retired some products. That means we are not going to produce new official content about them and we are not going to manufacture them anymore in the near future with the same characteristics. But don’t worry, all the documentation we have shared and the forum sections are going to be kept online so you can access them whenever needed.

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Hackaday’s interview with Massimo Banzi

Zoe Romano July 8, 2015


Mike Szczys of Hackaday met Massimo Banzi at Maker Faire Shenzhen and interviewed him about manufacturing Genuino in China, the current and future of Arduino, and how recent events may shape the Open Hardware landscape.

Enjoy the video: Read the rest of this entry »

Luz Electoral creates a lightshow from poll results!

Zoe Romano July 7, 2015


Luz Electoral is an installation with the aim of showing the results of Spanish regional elections of May 24th 2015 without using a screen to display data (self-imposed requirement ;). This project, created by Neuronas Muertas,  shows the percentage of votes by lighting a strip of 33 Neopixels with the main color of each party for each region, scrolling the results in some kind of “electoral results mood light”. It basically transforms Spanish poll results into a lightshow running on Arduino, where each political party is represented by colors scrolling on a bar. Read the rest of this entry »