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House Guests in Orbit and Live streaming

Casa Jasmina and FabLab Torino in partnership with Officine Arduino e Toolbox Coworking are hosting the IX° edition of the Share Prize, an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age .

The prize theme is ”House Guests” and focuses on the use of electronic art inside the private domestic space.

Share prize’s artistic director is Bruce Sterling, writer, journalist and critic of the new media. He invited two special guests to join the international jury: Cap. Samantha Cristoforetti and Paola Antonelli.

Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is the European Space Agency astronaut protagonist of Futura mission, the second long-duration mission ASI,  engineer and design enthusiast. Paola Antonelli, is the Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design as well as the Director of R&D at MoMA New York. Paola Antonelli was responsible for adding video games, the Arduino control board and innovative 3DPrinted objects to the NY MoMA’s permanent design collection.

The jury is then completed by Chiara Garibaldi, the SHARE Festival director, Jasmina Tesanovic, widely known as “the Jasmina of Casa Jasmina”.

On March 4th the Share jury will meet to select the entries for Share Festival and Samantha Cristoforetti and Paola Antonelli are going to give a public talk at Toolbox Coworking  from h.17:30 to h.19:30 (CET).  Stay tuned  on our social channels for the live streaming link. 

Come and meet Arduino team at the Genuino booth in Rome!

From October 16th to 18th, most of us will be participating to the third edition of Maker Faire Rome. We’re setting up an amazing booth showcasing Genuino boards, Arduino Create, Casa Jasmina installations, educational projects from Creative Technologies in the Classroom (CTC), the new Genuino Starter Kit and much more!

We’ll be at Maker Faire Rome all three days at our new Genuino booth, right next to the Maker Store where, for the first time, you’ll be able to purchase Genuino Uno and Genuino Mega!

Take a look at the map below to see where we are (in front of Pavillion U) and click on it if you want to download a PDF version.

Here’s a little preview of what’s new at our booth:

Genuino Modules
The Genuino Modules aim at providing the user a breadboard-less experience in building interactive electronic systems. The family of products contains a Hub, a Shield and umpteen number of individual modules. The Hub is a microcontroller board by itself, based on the ATmega32u4. The Shield is an add-on board that can be mounted onto another board (like Uno). The modules can be used by connecting them directly to the Hub, or to another Genuino or Arduino board using the Shield.

The Eslov project is Genuino’s open-source, smart modular development platform made of a hub that connects to a computer, and a series of smart blocks. Each block features different functions, from analog sensors (like LDRs or potentiometers), to gyroscopes, accelerometers or even digital servo motors.
The different blocks automatically identify themselves in the Visual IDE when plugged to their hub. You can then virtually connect the blocks to one another by drawing pipes between sensor and actuator blocks. Without programming a single line of code, it’s possible to build complex prototypes like a seismic detector, a pet tracking device, or your own fitness band. Each block comes with a default firmware ready to run as part of the Eslov platform, but it is also possible to use it in combination with any of the existing Genuino or Arduino boards as a smart device connected via I2C.

Arduino Create 
Arduino Create is a platform that simplifies making a project as a whole, without having to switch between many different tools to manage the various aspects of whatever you are making.
You can write code and upload sketches to any Arduino & Genuino board directly from the browser, store all your sketches online, and access them from any device. The web-based software (IDE) offered by the Arduino Create platform is always up-to-date, including the latest Libraries and Cores, without having to install anything. Boards around you are automatically available in one single dropdown. You can add Schematics and Layout PNGs to your sketches, so that you have in one place all the core elements of your project.

During the three days you can also play with some cool interactive installations, among which:

Colour Theremin
The theremin is a musical electronic instrument that plays monophonic melodies by hand gestures. In this version, Colour Theremin creates a color ‘symphony': its intensity and shade are controlled by the movements of hands. The installation is based on a FastLED library by Daniel Garcia and Mark Kriegsman and it’s running on a Genuino Uno, an LCD shield, two ultrasound sensors, one pot for speed and 122 WS2812b pixels.

A DIY Live Stop Motion Tool heavily based on the work of Alexandre Quessy’s ToonLoop (2009), edited and used in Arduino and Processing workshop by Davide Gomba and Mirco Piccin.
(S)passoUno offers the player the possiblity to easily create a custom animation positioning objects on a lasercut board. Add a frame by pressing the Big Red Button, erase the last frame by pressing the Big Black Button, choose a sequence, add colors, add symmetry effects and enjoy the result!

(s)passo uno

Ready to celebrate the maker movement with us? Add the following events to your agenda:

  • Friday, 16th October at 11.00am - During the Opening Conference “Life with the Machines” taking place at Aula Magna of Sapienza, Massimo Banzi will have a keynote and an important announcement.
  • Saturday 17th October at 4.30pm – Massimo Banzi and Bruce Sterling will talk about “Casa Jasmina, the IoT for real people” at Room 10 of the Maker Faire (check map above).

Share your pictures and thoughts on social media channels using the hashtag #MFR15 and #Genuino

Get your discounted ticket to Maker Faire Rome (promo valid until October 14th –  h.18).

UX design meets creative technologies at #PUSH15

Next October 23rd and 24th in Munich (Germany) push.conference will bring together digital professionals merging the established UX/ UI scene with the potential and skill-set of a new generation of creative coders and technologists.

Organised by a group of designers, the conference is run driven by a passion for having an active role in the creative community. Since four years they’ve been carefully curating the most relevant topics and speakers to share practical experiences and inspire with visions and examples of what’s next in the interactive field.

The conference is limited to 450 guests, and tickets sell fast.  Our readers can have a 15% discount on the regular ticket using the following code: PushArduino15 (it lasts till 21st of September).

Confirmed Speakers for 2015 are:

Josh Clark / UX Strategy Designer and author @ Big Medium
Simone Rebaudengo / Speculative Interaction Designer @ Frog
Dustin Senos / former Head of Design @ Medium
Pamela Pavliscak / UX Researcher @ Change Sciences
Anders Toxboe / Founder @
Benjamin Wiederkehr / Director @ Interactive Things
Heather Daggett / Senior Experience Design Prototyper @ Intuit
Pasquale d’Silva / Founder, Creative Director @ Keezy
Paul Skinner / Creative Director @ Tellart
Audree Lapierre / Information Visualisation Expert @ FFunction
Felix van de Sand / Director Design Strategy @ COBE
Sandra Heinzen / Art Director Online @
Nicole Weber / UX-Designer @ Ableton
Caroline Goulard / Generative Designer @ Dataveyes

Get inspired by a sneak peek of the topics:

Truly multi-platform

Great user experiences don’t only happen on the web or in apps. Users live in a world that gets richer day by day where they face different devices, operating systems, wearables, online services, interactive terminals and media installations. They don’t look at your product in an isolated way—and you shouldn’t either when designing it. At push.conference you will meet designers and developers of outstanding digital products on all platforms.

The Internet of Things is finally happening

While we amuse ourselves laughing about the connected fridge, IoT has arrived everywhere around us. The idea of omnipresent connected devices is stronger than ever before and hitting the product lines of startups like Nest as well as those of established players like Apple, Bosch and Siemens. Simone Rebaudengo, speculative interaction designer at frog, and mobile platform expert and author Josh Clark, share with you where this is heading and how we must prepare our products to be ready to succeed in the global networked ecosystem of tomorrow.

Psychology enables even more personal interactions

User research is a great basis to define requirements and directions for services and interfaces. Turning insights into the actual features in an interface is however not always so simple. That’s when understanding how emotions and psychology influence our users comes into play. Experience researcher Pamela Pavliscak and founder of Anders Toxboe will share their strategies when it comes to harnessing the power of happiness and persuasive UI patterns to create emotional reponses, help make decisions and guide our users.

Process shapes product

With iterative design and lean mindsets, prototyping has become an essential skill in our design process. Heather Daggett, Sr. experience design prototyper at Intuit, will cover when and with which fidelity prototypes inspire or help make decisions, and give advice to designers that face the decision how much of their energy to invest into technology skills.

Rich experiences

As important as a good concept is, it is the actual pixels on a screen that users will see and interact with. Making complex information accessible with interactive visualisations is the expertise of Audrée Lapierre of Montreal based studio FFunction. Dustin Senos, former Head of Design at will explain how delightful details and a contextual interface make for a great experience beyond reading content on the web. Finally, we live and design in an age where dynamic use of space inspires interaction design from Google’s Material Design to the first ripples of virtual reality. Preparing for this, motion designer Pasquale d’Silva will propose to us a new approach for structuring multidimensional interfaces.


A special day dedicated to Arduino in Stockholm

Tekniska Museum of Stockholm in collaboration with Italian Embassy, and the Royal Institute of Technology  (KTH), will host a special edition of the Arduino Day on the 26th of November.

Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles together with professors from KTH and some of the most creative professionals, students and enthusiasts, will be the protagonists of a showcase of inspirational lectures and Pop Up speeches suitable for both hardcore Arduino fans as well as for the curious newbie.

Are you in Stockholm next week? Come and say hello!

The program

Part 1: h.14:00 – 16:00 (Entrance with museum Ticket)

Presentations and Q&A in Althinsalen at Tekniska museet.

– Massimo Banzi (Arduino founder)
– David Cuartielles (Arduino founder)
– Clara Leivas (Interaction Designer)
– Dr Jon-Erik Dahlin (KTH) Ellen Sundh (Creative Technologist)
– Sagar Moreshwar Behere, PhD (KTH)

Part 2: h.16:00 – 20:00 (free entrance from 17:00)

Four hours of Arduino Maker Faire in Eventrummet at Tekniska museet.

Professionals, students and amateurs show their Arduino projects with improvised Pop-Up talks among the projects.

– Massimo Banzi (Arduino founder)
– David Cuartielles (Arduino founder)
– Ellen Sundh (Creative Technologist)
– Dr Carlo Fischione, (KTH)
– Dr Jon-Erik Dahlin (KTH)
– Rickard Dahlstrand (.SE)
– Members of Stockholm Robot Society Members of Stockholm Maker Space
– Leonardo Araujo de Assis (University of Brasilia)

Snapshots from Maker Faire Rome 2014!

Last weekend the second edition of Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition,  hosted 90,000 people (15,000 young boys and girls!) at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, discovering more than 600 maker projects, participated to workshops and attended the conferences and many light-talks.

Take a look at some snapshots on our Flickr account: we took them during the faire at the Arduino Booth and Store (also behind the scene),  the Arduino Activities and the presentations announcing  the State of Arduino and CasaJasmina – the open source connected home – curated by Bruce Sterling. During the long and intense weekend Arduino participated also to the press conference and vernissage of the exhibition 50 years of italian inventions, from Programma 101 to the first 3d printed car, a project by Make in Italy CDB foundation.

In the next weeks we are going to share some  videos of the presentations and the events of those amazing days! Thanks for participating to Maker Faire Rome! Stay tuned…

Do you have any picture to share about the event? Post the link in the comments!

Let’s Make a Better World at Maker Faire Rome

Let’s Make! (A Better World) is the title of the Maker Faire Rome Opening Conference  taking place tomorrow October 2 on the stage of Sinopoli Hall at the Auditorium Parco della Musica from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Many of the actors of the Third Industrial Revolution are going to unfold how this is changing our lives forever and if you want to hear it live, book your free ticket now!

The morning session will host, among the others,  sci-fi author Cory Doctorow and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti who, just a few days later, will take off on a long space mission bringing tools made by makers; Massimo Banzi will close the session with a keynote about Arduino manifesto on Internet of Things.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to economist Mariana Mazzucato, explaining why this “revolution without permission” needs an innovative Country, and to cyborg artist Neil Haribisson, the first person in the world to have an antenna integrated in his skull.

Are you already in Rome and coming to Maker Faire? Share you pics and videos using the hashtags #MFR14 and #Arduino


Creative Coders & Designers unite at push.conference Munich

For the third time, next October 10th & 11th, Munich will host push.conference a unique 2-day event for the interactive professional field, uniting the potential and skillset of a new generation of creative coders, interaction designers and creative technologists with the established UX/UI scene. (discount code at the end of this post!)

With a comprehensive and diverse program, the conference lives up to this with 10 headliner talks and 8 inspiring lightning talks from design consultancies, companies and creatives such as Ben Fry (Founder Processing), Lauren McCarthy (Interaction Artist), Mike Tucker (Universal Everything), Josh Carpenter (Virtual Reality Researcher Mozilla), Daniel Burka & Braden Kowitz (Google Ventures), Markus Eckert (Motion Code Magician) and many more.

If you want to get inspired by the great minds on stage, get in touch with enthusiasts of connected fields, meet agencies looking for talents or maybe find your next team members yourself, register to the conference with the Discount Code (early bird fare) for Arduino fans and lasting 2 weeks from now:  pf214ard3x9.



Arduino Blog 19 Sep 09:54

Arduino at MakerCon in New York City

Right before the weekend of  World Maker Faire in NYC, Massimo Banzi will be at MakerCon with a keynote taking place on September 18 at 11 a.m local time. Makercon is a 2-day conference by and for makers organized around 4 specific tracks: Business of Making, Education, Maker Community Building, Tools of Innovation&Technology.

Makercon connects individuals at the forefront of the maker movement, focusing on the technologies, services ecosystem, manufacturing models, and funding trends that provide new ways of making things and getting them to market.

On Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm (after the Innovation Showcase) MakerCon will be able to watch the exclusive New York premiere screening of the acclaimed Neflix documentary Print the Legend. Right after the film, Dale Dougherty is moderating a panel discussion with some of the key players from the film.

The Amazing EMF Conference Badge

Conference badges can be boring, some can be cool and make nice souvenirs, then there are those that might actually be a reason to go to a conference or event in itself. The TiLDA MKe badge from the upcoming EMF 2014 event looks like it will be one of the […]

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MAKE » Arduino 15 Aug 19:01

See you at Fab10! 2-8 July in Barcelona – #fab10

This year the  international event for digital manufacturing comes to Barcelona to celebrate 10 years of sharing experiences and the evolution of the project. Ever since the first meeting of digital manufacturing experts was held in 2004, in Boston, until FAB10 today, these meetings have been travelling around the world spreading ideas and receiving support.

FAB10 is organised by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). Hábitat Urbano from Barcelona City Council, the Center for Bits and Atoms, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Fab Foundation, both in Boston, have worked in close collaboration.

Fab 10 is divided in 3 main areas and Arduino will participate to the event with different talks and workshops:

- Fab Conference – From the 2nd to the 4th of July every day the international Fab Labs will meet up to exchange experiences in small-scale conferences and workshops. Check the complete schedule here.

- Fab Festival – during the weekend on the 5th and 6th adults and children are invited to enjoy the conferences, workshops and activities open to the public. Book your workshop and attend a talk.

- Fab City Symposium – On 7 July there will be a meeting of international experts in digital manufacturing, with the presence of Neil Gershenfeld, Bill McDonough, Ellen MacArthur, Bruce Sterling and many more. Massimo Banzi’s keynote “Making Maker Communities” is scheduled at 11am.

FAB10 in Barcelona is going to focus on the subject From Fab Labs to Fab Cities, thus initiating the worldwide project for productive cities, cities that have used sustainability to reindustrialise themselves. The activities of this event will be based on three main issues: Emerging Communities, Digital Manufacturing and Productive Cities. The specialists will discuss what a city with Fab Labs in every district, where people can produce anything they want, could be like. Will the city of the future be self-sufficient? Will it reuse materials? Will buildings be capable of managing their own energy? All these issues will be discussed during FAB10 and we’ll be happy to meet you there!

Arduino Workshops at FabFestival:

- Arduino Basic Arduino – Serena Cangiano
WORKSHOP @ 17:00 – 20:00 SAT, 5 JUL
Smart Lighting, make an Arduino intelligent lamp! This basic workshop will introduce participants to Arduino’s world : you’ll learn to write a code, then with a board, a led and few sensor you’ll build your interactive lamp.

- Arduino and Wearables – Zoe Romano, Costantino Bongiorno
WORKSHOP @ 17:30 – 19:30 SAT, 5 JUL
Arduino goes wearable! Fashion and geek victims will learn how to cut, sew and connect sensors with Arduino!

- Arduino IOT Arduino – Mirco Piccin, Davide Gomba
WORKSHOP @ 10:00 – 13:00 SUN, 6 JUL
can plants tweet? Yes, with Internet of Things! In this workshop participants will connect a plant with an Arduino Yùn, some sensors and Twitter!

 - Lasercut race! – Enrico Bassi

WORKSHOP @ 13:00 – 15:30 SUN, 6 JUL
Build something is usually pretty fun, but if we’re talking about lasercut race cars, it’s impossible to not enjoy it! what could be better? tune them after all and challange the other racer!

- Arduino. Sketch your sketch – Pietro Leoni
WORKSHOP @ 17:00 – 19:00 SUN, 6 JUL
do you know how to talk to machines? it’s like being in a foreign country: you just have to know the right language. Everybody will see how to talk to a DIY plotter that will write on a sheet of paper, what you code on a PC.

- E-jewels Arduino – Maicol, Luca Berardi
WORKSHOP @ 17:00 – 19:00 SUN, 6 JUL
Jewels are not just for girls and electronics not just for boys. during this brief workshop you will learn how to solder and make your first electronic jewel.

- Make ideas Fly – Enrico Bassi
WORKSHOP @ 17:00 – 19:00 SUN, 6 JUL
How is going to be the king of the sky? Who can win all the ability and distance competitions? Let’s make together the paper airplane, test them with the automatic launchpads and improve the projects. then it’s time to make your ideas fly! build the most precise, the quicker or the one flying further away, to win the 3D printed prizes!

Arduino Blog 01 Jul 16:22
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