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Arduino at MakerCon in New York City

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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.

From Open Making to Open Manufacturing at Open Hardware Summit in Rome

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The fifth edition of the Open Hardware Summit, for the first time happening outside the USA, is taking place on the 30th of September 2014  in Rome (you can now book your free tickets here).The event launches the Rome Innovation Week, culminating with the second edition of Maker Faire Rome (3-5 October). 

The topic of this edition of the Summit wants to reflect on how production models are shifting from one to one, to one to many structure and the latest schedule features several outstanding speakers of the open hardware scene such as Adrian Bowyer (father of RepRap), Tomas Diez (Fab Lab Barcelona Director), Yasmin Elayat (GOOD fellow), Becky Stern (Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit Industries), Eric Pan (Founder, Seeed Studio, Forbes China’s 30 under 30), David Lang (OpenROV Founder, Author of Zero to Maker), Gawin Dapper (CTO, Phonebloks), Nick Ierodiaconou (Co-Founder Open Desk), Phoenix Perry (Founder, Code Liberation) and many more.

Check the Summit’s blog for features and updates about speakers.

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

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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!

The first Torino Mini Maker Faire is just one day away!

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The Torino Mini Maker Faire - Saturday 31st of May – is the event dedicated to both digital and non digital manual creativity. Organized by Officine Arduino, Toolbox Coworking and Fablab Torino, it’s the first maker faire in the town of Mole Antonelliana and will be an event open to all: curious, newbies, kids, inventors of all shapes and sizes. Created in the United States in 2006, the Maker Faires over the years have become a not-to-be-missed event for anyone looking for a way to have quick picture of creative projects and innovative ideas of the moment.

Massimo Banzi and Bruce Sterling will close the day of talks with a keynote starting at 6pm and titled: “Arduino, the future and the internet of things”. If you live around the Piemonte area, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

See you at Maker Faire Bay Area! 17th and 18th of May

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Today and tomorrow you visit us at the Arduino booth (#204) right next to Atmel booth (#205) and have a look at our cool demos. You’ll find all the new boards: Arduino TRE Development Edition and Arduino ZERO, Arduino Yún together with Temboo and the freshly baked Arduino at Heart littleBits Module!

Massimo Banzi keynote is scheduled at 4.00PM and Michael Shiloh’s Getting Started with Arduino talks are waiting for you 2 times a day.

Massimo Banzi

We are looking forward to see you all and we give a big “thank you”  to all our volunteers who are supporting us this weekend, talking with hundreds of people visiting our booth and showing their passion for Arduino!



MakerFaire european edition and Open Hardware Summit next October in Rome!

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makerfaire rome 2014

Come and join the biggest European gathering of Makers, full of amazing people who enjoy learning and love sharing projects and inventions from the 3rd to the 5th of October in Rome.

If you have an awesome project and want to show off to an international community, remember that the Call for Makers will be open until the 25th of May. Click here to submit your project.

There are a number of different types of maker applications you can do. You can apply as:

Maker : Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. No fee to exhibit for Makers in a standard setup.

Light-Talk speaker: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 15 or 40 minutes, with some time for Q&A.

Hands-On Workshop: If your passion is in inspiring the public into Making, we invite you to propose activities and workshops. The organization can provide materials and components for activities (please be specific in your proposal). Activities has to be guided and Maker facilitated. Each Activity should have a duration of 2 hours and half or the whole day and should be accessible for younger audience to make with parental guidance.

This year the venue will be the Parco della Musica Auditorium, the multi-functional complex designed by Renzo Piano (Viale Pietro Coubertin 30), in the Flaminio area of the city.


And just some days before on  September 30 and October 1 , the same venue will host the fifth edition of the  Open Hardware Summit, the annual conference organized by the Open Source Hardware Association and the world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware.

Keynotes cover a wide range of subjects from electronics and mechanics to related fields such as digital fabrication, fashion technology, self-quantification devices, and DIY bio. Confirmed speakers until now are Becky Stern from Adafruit, Gabriella Levine COO of Protei Inc, manufacturing robotic biomimetic sailboats, Phoenix Perry - Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching Gaming, Design and more to come. They are seeking submissions for talks and workshops from individuals and groups working with open hardware and related areas. Submit your proposal (Accepted contributors will have airfare PAID by the organization)!


Live streaming from Toronto: Massimo Banzi at #DigifestTO2014

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Massimo Banzi  will be featured as  Meet the Media Guru at #DigifestTO2014 in Toronto on the 9th of May!

Digifest is Toronto’s international festival celebrating digital creativity and this year the theme is Digital Urbanism and the Future of Cities:

For the first time in our history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. With a continual growth of 60 million urban residents every year, 70% of the population will live in cities by 2050.

If you are not staying in that part of the world, follow the livestream starting at 4.30 pm local time (20.30 GMT).



OSHWA launches International Branches plans at OuiShare Fest 14 in Paris

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Later on this May, OSHWA will be leading a Session at the Upcoming OuiShare Fest in paris.

OuiShare Fest is a conference about the collaborative economy that will feature sessions ranging from cooperatives to shared mobility, from p2p travel to collaborative finance, from Open Value Networks to Open Source Hardware and more. As I’m also being OuiShare Fest program fellow, I really thought this was an amazing opportunity to connect with the European community. Indeed OuiShare Fest has many amazing open source hardware projects featured such as Open Source Beehives, P2P Food Lab, OSVehicle and more.

Addie and I will participate and co-moderate a session that will be dedicated to potential solutions to scale OSHWA impact and, in general, awareness on the Open Source Hardware topic in Europe.

For this occasion, we are also releasing with you for the first version of the OSHWA BRANCHING CHAPTER: there you can find the vision and the duties when creating an OSHWA branch in your city or country.

We basically require three members to kick off a branch that puts together some community engagement and education program.

At the OuiShare Fest we will likely announce the formation of the first three or more new European branches (Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and France are already working on it) so we really look forward to get your feedback and see if we can finally be able to announce more, or just put you in touch with the upcoming branch leaders.

So if you’re interested to evaluate and eventually kickoff an official Open Source Hardware Association branch in your city, please fill in this form here and EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST TO CREATE A OSHWA BRANCH.

If you’re interested to join OuiShare Fest we have a special – limited number – 20% discount for OSHWA community that you can ask by getting in touch directly with me (mail to Simone at Ouishare dot net)!

Thanks for making our birthday so great! #ArduinoD14

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It’s been a couple of weeks since we celebrated with all of you the beginning of our tenth year. We’ve been receiving videos and pictures and want to share them in this post (Explore the tagboard of #ArduinoD14).

The first Arduino Day around the World was a huge success largely due to the dedication of each of the communities joining the party! We had more than 240 community events sharing with us this moment of celebration and we sincerely appreciate the efforts and thank you again for the support within the Arduino Open Source Community!

Once more we realised the importance of community by saying “Arduino is you.” Hardware, software, tutorials, and logistics aside, people enjoying time with Arduino are exemplary of the folks who make it fulfilling for us to continue with this adventure. Thank you!

Here’s some awesome visual reports we received:

    • Antonius was at ITP in New York together with Massimo Banzi and Tom Igoe and made this video:
    • David Cuartielles featured in this video from Arduino Day Zaragoza:
    • Richard from Wevolver in Amsterdam organised a Show and Tell in collaboration with Ifabrica:

(take a look also at the video interview they did to Gael Langevin of Project Inmoov!)

MakerBot Events | THIS FRIDAY 4/4! Francis Bitonti at the MakerBot Retail Store, NYC

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Meet the Designer
Come by the MakerBot Retail Store in New York City this Friday, April 4th from 8–10pm to meet acclaimed designer, Francis Bitonti. He will be speaking about his studio’s new 3D printed Bristle Dress, and discuss their expansion into cloud manufacturing with the Cloud Collection. The Bristle Dress will be on display along with 3D printed pieces from the Cloud Collection.

The MakerBot Retail Store is located at 298 Mulberry Street in Manhattan. Click here to register. Space will be limited!

If you can’t make it Friday, come see Francis and the collection at our Greenwich store at 72 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT on Tuesday, April 15th from 6:30-8:30pm.

29th of March Arduino Day: we are ready to celebrate with more than 240 events #ArduinoD14

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Arduino is having a worldwide anniversary event on March 29th bringing together the people and projects that have helped it grow to where it is today. This celebration of Arduino and its community is a day of official and self-organised gatherings, encouraging people to meet and share their interest with neighbors and friends.

More than 240 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios, and educators around the world have planned unique activities designed for a wide range of audiences and skillsets.

We have created a map to identify all the community events going on throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Find an event near you at http://arduinoday.tv

The official events

Starting the evening of friday March 28th, IDEO New York is hosting PopUpMakers, a monthly event started in Milan that catalyzes connections and collaborations in the local Makers’ movement.

On Saturday the official Arduino Day events are the following:

Arduino Day will end with a special edition hangout on Air from Adafruit offices with Massimo Banzi, Arduino co-founder.

Other online events:

- Enter to Win the Maker Faire Rome Arduino Challenge at Make
- Join the Arduino Anniversary “Give Me 10!” Contest & Win an Arduino Uno at Element14

To make this event a truly connected experience share your pics and comments using the hashtag: #ArduinoD14


Are you streaming from your Arduino Day Community event? Add the link in the comments!

Community LiveStreams:
- Portugal (Lisbon): MOSS – Mestrado em Open Source

Arduino Tour 2014: le nuove tappe di Rimini e Pula #Italy

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Wearables Rimini


L‘Arduino Tour torna nel 2014 con due tappe  ’on the beach‘: Rimini e Pula. Le due location ospiteranno nelle prossime settimane due workshop dedicati all’alfabeto di Arduino e alle wearable technologies.

  • L’appuntamento di Rimini si terrà sabato 22 febbraio negli spazi del nuovissimo MakerRn Lab di Rimini, dove Zoe Romano e Riccardo Marchesi di Plug&Wear introdurranno in otto ore di workshop il mondo dei wearables. Nella prima parte della giornata ci si avvicinerà a livello teorico alle applicazioni wearable, mentre nella seconda i parteciperanno produrranno un piccolo progetto con un sensore tessile. Appassionati di moda, design e smanettoni sono benvenuti, non è infatti richiesta alcuna conoscenza di programmazione o di taglio e cucito.  Qui trovi i dettagli per prenotare uno degli ultimi posti ancora disponibili!
  • La tappa sarda dell’Arduino Tour toccherà mercoledì 26 febbraio la sede dello IED di Cagliari (Viale Trento 39, h. 17) con un’introduzione alla scheda Arduino curata da Mirco Piccin e aperta a tutti. Tra giovedì 27 e venerdì 28 febbraio, il team Arduino si sposterà invece con Davide Gomba a Pula negli spazi del Parco Tecnologico della Sardegna, dove il Fablab di Sardegna Ricerche ospiterà le 16 ore di workshop vero e proprio. Al termine del percorso, i partecipanti avranno per competenze per mettere a punto mini-progetti, da implementare poi in autonomia a casa.  Prenota la tua partecipazione  qui!




New York 2014 3D Printshow | Your Card = 3D Printer?

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Drop It In for a Chance to Win
We’re giving away a free MakerBot Replicator 2 to a lucky visitor to the MakerBot booth (A13) at the New York 2014 3D Print Show, February 12–14. Just put your business card in the bucket and you’ll be entered in our raffle.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 is a fast, easy, and affordable (especially if you win) tool for making professional-quality models. If you take one home, you’ll own the 3D printer that propelled MakerBot into leading the Next Industrial Revolution. The biggest problem you’ll have then will be deciding what to make.

See you in New York City!

DIY IWBs for Officine Arduino 2nd Birthday

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Officine Arduino Party

Arduino has a little (yet effective) bit in Turin, and that’s Officine Arduino. We opened this place two years ago to offer a shelter to the Arduinians in northern Italy and host a makerspace, for their creations. We witnessed (and joined) the foundation of the Torino Fablab, an association offering the very same machines to anybody interested about the maker movement in Turin. On top of that, the all ardu-maker-fab-co-creative space is hosted in Toolbox Coworking.

It’s tough to weight all the efforts and failures and successes we reached in these two years. We’ve seen the birth of Verkstad Arduino, the Swedish Arduino Office which is sharing the same principles we’ve been looking for in conceiving this place: mixing the company approach and the horizontal, informal one of makerspaces and coworking spaces (aka collaboration spaces).

I love the way Arduino Team dealt with the growing of the project: create different little places rather than having a huge one.

Wonderful Lasercut

On top of that, Officine Arduino wouldn’t have been so without the help of Smartprojects (one of the main producers of Arduino). A selfless and generous helping hand towards us and towards italian makers in general. They lended us their lasercutter for 2 years, now that we are setted up they are going to lend the very same lasercut to another newborn fablab! This is the picture I took when I broght the lasercut back last week.

Interactive Whiteboard

Last year we celebrated our birthday with Josef Prusa and the building of ten reprap 3d printers. This year we want to dedicate our birthday to education, so we are going to host and build Interactive digital writeboards during the week end, following the Wiildos opensource project, with Pietro Pilolli (project host with Matteo Ruffoni e Massimo Bosetti).

Friday is important for yet another reason: Toolbox is going to host the press conference of the newborn italian maker association, inwhich Massimo plays the role of president: Make in Italy Cdb Onlus. If you are a journalist or maker you can enroll here to join the press conference.

tl;dr: we are partying this upcoming friday, if you pass by let us knowFB Event. Interested in building your own Interactive Open Source Digital Writeboard? Join the Make In Italy Cdb Onlus Press conference here.


Ooh, BETTy (look, it’s Sunday morning, it’s the best I can do)

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The RPF Education Team is just back from BETT, the education technology show, and it was very good indeed. I love BETT: you get to talk to lots of interesting people about stuff that you’re passionate about; play with the Raspberry Pi and pretend that it’s work; see all the latest education tech; and generally show off. (At the same time it’s also an extraordinarily gruelling four days of demos, talks, meetings, interviews and PR. I feel like I’ve spent the last week being simultaneously coddled with a tickling stick and beaten with a sock full of oranges.)

The show got off to a great start for us when Education Secretary Michael Gove called Raspberry Pi a “brilliant British tech business” in his opening keynote and highlighted the MOOC that we’ve helped create with OCR and Cambridge University Press. It was also surprising and gratifying to see Raspberry Pis on so many stands and in products around the show. Anyway, it’s Sunday so less writing and more pictures are in order:

The Raspberry Pi Foundation Education Team. From left: Dave Honess, Carrie Anne Philbin, Clive Beale and Ben Nuttall

Dave doing technical stuff that I don’t understand.


Carrie Anne doing her funky Sonic Pi thing. Or a rabbit puppet show.

Ben gets personal with a Raspberry Pi camera

Clive talks mainly with his hands

The graffiti at BETT is of a very high quality

No one would listen to me when I told them that the command to invert the picture was ‘rm -rf *’

Teaching the world how to be awesome. Go Team Pi!

Wearing the Pi with pride

Showing off our new animation ‘What is a Raspberry Pi?’

Finally, a big thanks to:

  • everyone who came to talk to us and to watch the demos and seminars;
  • OCR for hosting us;
  • Dave, Ben and Carrie Anne, the RPF Education Team. Let’s do it again next year :)