Posts with «community» label

A community-made, Arduino-powered interactive town map

A group of students from Farmington, Connecticut partnered with artist Balam Soto and master teachers Earl Procko and Jim Corrigan to create a community-based sculpture project that allows people to explore the sights, sounds and history of their town through new media.

The installation runs on Arduino Uno and XBee, and is comprised of two panels which act as viewing screens for multiple visual projections. Visitors can interact with the display and manipulate the images using 24 buttons placed on the physical map. Plus, they are encouraged to record and add their own stories and memories of Farmington to the ever-growing multimedia library.

Permanently exhibited in Farmington’s public library, the Farmington Map Project was also the opportunity to introduce the students to physical computing, digital fabrication, woodworking, Arduino programming, and to the potential that Makerspaces have to offer for bringing ideas to life.

The project was created with the support of an Arts in Education Mini-Grant, funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut Association of Schools, Farmington High School’s Fine and Applied Arts.

Interested? Check it out on Hackster.

Coding an Interactive Map of Their Hometown Connects a Community

The people of Farmington, Connecticut, now have a beautiful, community-made interactive map to share the history of their town.

Read more on MAKE

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From the community: unboxing and setup of Arduino 101

Circuit Basic recently posted a 9-minute video unboxing, Setting Up, and Comparing the Arduino 101 to the Arduino Uno.

The Arduino 101 (US only) and the Genuino 101 (outside US), created in collaboration with Intel, keeps the same robust form factor and peripheral list of the Uno with the addition of onboard Bluetooth LE capabilities and a 6-axis accelerometer/gyro to  expand your creativity into the connected world.

Watch the video below to learn the first steps on how to use this new board!

Solenoid drum machine and bass running on Arduino


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:

Watch Massimo Banzi’s presentation at Computer History Museum

Last month Massimo Banzi gave a lecture at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View (California, US). It was titled The Arduino Experience and covered the historical origins of Arduino, including a explanation of the process of designing tools which make digital technology accessible to people who are not experts, and the essential role of the larger Arduino ecosystem that supports it. After the keynote Len Shustek, chairman of the board of the Museum, curated a session of Q&A. If you didn’t have the chance to be there, the recorded video is online and you can watch it now:

 


Watch Massimo Banzi’s talk at the Computer History Museum

Last month Massimo Banzi gave a lecture at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View (California, US). It was titled The Arduino Experience and covered the historical origins of Arduino, including a explanation of the process of designing tools which make digital technology accessible to people who are not experts, and the essential role of the larger Arduino ecosystem that supports it. After the keynote Len Shustek, chairman of the board of the Museum, curated a session of Q&A. If you didn’t have the chance to be there, the recorded video is online and you can watch it now:


Memories from Arduino Day! Download the poster

After Arduino Day we received a lot of pictures from 266 events in 71 countries all over the world and they were really cool. That’s why we created a poster and would like to share it with you:

Download the poster of Arduino Day 2015 at this link, print it out and spot yourself in it!

 

 

Arduino Blog 12 Jun 18:52

Memories from Arduino Day! Download the poster

After Arduino Day we received a lot of pictures from 266 events in 77 countries all over the world and they were really cool That’s why we created a poster and would like to share it with you:

Download the poster of Arduino Day 2015 at this link, print it out and spot yourself in it!

 

 

Arduino Blog 12 Jun 18:52

Are you a developer? Take a 10-minute survey and shape a new dev report

How will IoT play out in your ecosystem? Is HTML vs. Native still relevant? Are you using AWS, Azure or Google Cloud? Which are the hottest IoT verticals? These are some of the questions that researchers at VisionMobile address through their 9th edition of Developer Economics research launched at the beginning of this month. You can make your voice heard taking the 10-minute Developer Skill Census survey and later read key insights given back to the community as a free download in late July.
The Developer Economics research program tracks developer sentiment across platforms, revenues, apps, tools, APIs, segments and regions, tackling some of 2015’s most commonly asked questions. It’s the largest, most global app developer research & engagement program reaching up to 10,000 developers in over 140 countries and we believe open source developers could give an interesting point of view on the topic!
After  taking the survey, you can download immediately a free chapter from one of VisionMobile’s premium paid reports taking a close look at app profits & costs and also enter a draw to win prizes such as an iPhone 6, an Apple Sports Watch, an Oculus Rift Dev Kit, and many more.
  
Arduino Blog 20 May 17:25

Sneak peak on the new, web-based Arduino Create

We always stress the fact that Arduino is not only a matter of hardware. Arduino has two other important pieces, the software and the community. We recently wrote about an improved Arduino Software (IDE) and how we moved from nightly builds to hourly builds, thanks to the help of our programmers and contributors. Now we want to add more power to the community and its capacity to create amazing projects.

In the past year we have been incredibly busy designing a new Arduino web-based tool, Arduino Create. It’s an important step in the Arduino ecosystem that (we hope) is going to change the way you interact with your projects and the community.

Over the years we gathered a lot of feedback both when running workshops in schools and maker spaces, and when reading comments on the Forum and other social networks. We understood we needed to provide the Arduino community with a more modern and flexible tool to write code, a more integrated way of accessing content and learning while doing, an easier way to setup and configure tools and boards, and a better way to share Arduino projects.

More and more products traditionally delivered as desktop apps are being moved to online platforms, and we see an opportunity in this. Arduino Create is a set of online tools that will make working with Arduino even more seamless and smooth.

First of all you will be able to write code and upload sketches to any Arduino board directly from the browser with the Arduino Web Editor (IDE), without having to install anything. Your Sketchbook will be stored on the Arduino Cloud and will be accessible from any device. The Getting Started app will allow you to easily configure and setup tools and boards available around you. Services provided by partners such as Temboo will be just one click away and better integrated with your workflow.

 

Arduino Create will simplify building a project as a whole, without having to switch between many different tools to manage the all the aspects of whatever you are making.
In this past year we focused our effort mainly in the Arduino Web Editor, but we really want to concentrate on content next, providing you with a curated set of projects and tutorials to get you inspired.

Our team, together with ToDo, developed a pilot version of Arduino Create for the Arduino TRE board.
We did a lot of research to design and develop this new web-platform right. We started with paper prototyping and co-creation sessions in the local Fablab, 6-months later we had around 150 Arduino TRE beta-testers giving us feedback on both the software, and the overall user experience of the product. 8 months into the project, in the Arduino Workshop area within Maker Faire Rome, we conducted about 25 user-testing sessions to refine some usability details. Talking with a great variety of people is always key in our design and development process, since Arduino has to fit the needs of users with a big skill-set range, from total beginners to experts.

We are now in the process of making Arduino Create reachable by anyone on a browser via www.arduino.cc. This post is a sneak peak on this effort.

Here some of the features of Arduino Create (some still in the works*):

  • Integration with the Arduino account, just sign in to access the web IDE
  • Your Sketchbook on the Arduino Cloud, available anytime from any device
  • A guided walkthrough to setup and configure Arduino Create for the first time
  • Latest version of the Arduino Web Editor (based on ACE), the board cores, and the libraries, always available without having to install anything
  • Auto-discovery of boards and ports available around you, selectable in one single dropdown
  • Examples presented with Schematics and Layout details
  • A Readme tab included in each sketch so that you can add some project’s details, if comments on your code gets too verbose
  • Ability to add custom Schematics and Layout PNGs to your sketch, so that you have in one place the all basic elements of your project
  • Better integration with Language Reference* and Glossary
  • Ability to share a sketch and embed it in your webpage or blog*
  • Notification area to be always up-to-date with the latest news (new library or core, new feature available, etc)*
  • Video tutorials and Help resources available directly within the Editor*

Of course we will continue to develop and improve the desktop Arduino IDE, this online version will give us an opportunity to test new features and provide users with a more cohesive experience when making projects with Arduino.

In mid June we plan to start a beta-testing program of Arduino Create, stay tuned for updates!

 

Arduino Blog 05 May 19:13