Gen 202017

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.

Over the years Arduino has been the brain of thousands of projects, from everyday objects to complex scientific instruments. A worldwide community of makers – students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals – has gathered around this open-source platform, their contributions have added up to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike.

Arduino was born at the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute as an easy tool for fast prototyping, aimed at students without a background in electronics and programming. As soon as it reached a wider community, the Arduino board started changing to adapt to new needs and challenges, differentiating its offer from simple 8-bit boards to products for IoT applications, wearable, 3D printing, and embedded environments. All Arduino boards are completely open-source, empowering users to build them independently and eventually adapt them to their particular needs. The software, too, is open-source, and it is growing through the contributions of users worldwide.

reference: Arduino cc

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Dic 182016

What is Spacebrew?

  • Spacebrew is a service and toolkit for choreographing interactive spaces.
  • Makes it easy to connect interactive things to one another over local networks and the Internet
  • A toolkit developed to support prototyping-driven design efforts
  • Flexible routing and re-routing between anything that can speak over Websockets.
  • A dynamic interface that allows changes and provides feedback in real-time.
  • Supported libraries and example scripts.
  • A growing tutorial library.
  • Monthly Jam Session hackathons hosted by LAB at Rockwell Group.
  • Open-source and completely free.
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Dic 142016

A project to develop open-source energy monitoring tools to help us relate to our
use of energy, our energy systems and the challenge of sustainable energy.

  • Wireless sensor nodes sending data to a web-connected Raspberry Pi base-station.
  • Supports home energy, solar PV system & remote temperature monitoring plug-and-play out of the box.
  • Fully open-source hardware & software, Arduino IDE compatible
  • Easily customized for a variety of applications.

reference: OpenEnergyMonitor

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Nov 282016

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Become like water my friend.” Bruce Lee

The Dtto Robot is a modular transformable robot designed to be versatile, flexible and self-reconfigurable. The idea of modular robots is that they can adopt any shape they want, by changing the position and the connection of their modules.

The small size, the versatility and the limitless shapes it can adopt, make Dtto the perfect robot for all kind of search and rescue operations.

reference: HACKADAY.IO Dtto-Explorer Modular Robot

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