As some of you have already noticed on our social channels, we are thrilled to announce a new partner in the Arduino at Heart Program: MicroView, the first chip-sized Arduino compatible that lets you see what your Arduino is thinking using an OLED display.
Microview, by Geek Ammo, is versatile as it meets the needs of beginners and experts alike.
For beginners the MicroView is the first Arduino to ship with built in tutorials. Beyond the tutorials, the MicroView’s OLED display helps to visualize what the microcontroller is doing. You can print print debug messages straight to the OLED display without needing to connect to the Arduino IDE. The immediacy of being able to see live sensor values makes the whole experience so much easier.
Android Wear extends the Android platform to wearables. These small, powerful devices give users useful information just when they need it. Watches powered by Android Wear respond to spoken questions and commands to provide info and get stuff done. These new devices can help users reach their fitness goals and be their key to a multiscreen world.
We designed Android Wear to bring a common user experience and a consistent developer platform to this new generation of devices. We can’t wait to see what you will build.
Your app’s notifications will already appear on Android wearables and starting today, you can sign up for the Android Wear Developer Preview. You can use the emulator provided to preview how your notifications will appear on both square and round Android wearables. The Developer Preview also includes new Android Wear APIs which will let you customize and extend your notifications to accept voice replies, feature additional pages, and stack with similar notifications. Head on over to developer.android.com/wear to sign up and learn more.
Moto 360 It’s Time
The Moto 360 is an Android Wear-based smartwatch announced by Motorola in 2014. It was annouced on March 18th 2014 along with the LG G Watch as launch devices for Android Wear, a modified version of Android designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearables.
The Moto 360 is the first wearable with a circular screened design. The notification system will be based on Google Now technology, enabling it to accept, receive, transduce and ultimately process verbal commands of audio frequency, given by the user.
Moto 360 is said to be available in various designs across the globe, starting in the US in Summer 2014.
Il Festival 2014 | Nuovi alfabeti per l’economia
Dal 2008, il Festival Città Impresa è luogo di dibattito internazionale sulle questioni chiave dell’economia e della società contemporanee: ogni anno, in primavera, il Festival Città Impresa accende i riflettori sulle città-impresa di tradizione palladiana che costellano la megalopoli delle Venezie, seguendo e interpretando le traiettorie di sviluppo e le grandi trasformazioni urbanistiche e antropologiche che attraversano il territorio e il produrre.
La settima edizione del Festival Città Impresa si intitolerà Nuovi Alfabeti per l’Economia e si svolgerà dall’11 al 13 aprile 2014 a Schio, Vicenza, città simbolo della nuova media impresa, del passato industriale veneto (con esempi come Lanerossi e Marzotto) e dell’avvento del manifatturiero evoluto.
Open Softwear is a book about fashion and technology. More precisely it is a book about Arduino boards, conductive fabric, resistive thread, soft buttons, LEDs, and some other things. We started researching three years ago thanks to the support of K3, Malmö University School of Arts and Communication.
Authors T. Olsson, D. Gaetano, J. Odhner, and S. Wiklund got the chance to come together to write down their conclusions in the form of an illustrated book aiming at students and professionals trying to enter the field of physical computing from the softwear perspective.
However, Open Softwear is still beta. Its 104 pages are just an opening to what will hopefully become a very good support for courses and workshops in the field. We need you to read this beta version and report back whatever you see is missing or needs to be corrected. We need pictures of projects that are using examples like the ones described here, if you have made any and want to contribute, contact us. We need graphic designers willing to continue editing the document.
We could look for funding to get this out as our book as in the four authors mentioned above, but we prefer it to be OUR book as in the community of teachers, students, and professionals that use Arduino as a tool for prototyping interactive garments.
Code4Play hackathon is a one day event where developers, designers, electronic engineers, musicians, educators and makers team up to build apps and connect products using hardware, software, electronic components, toys, music instruments, textiles, recyclable materials and…. a lot of creativity!
The event will focus on educational games: take the Internet of Things challenge and build new, disruptive and interconnected games for kids education.
Code4Play is an event co-organized by StartMiUp, Codemotion and Mikamai.
What to bring
Your laptop and Mobile device, toys to hack.
What you find
People to collaborate with and form a team
A TinkerKit! Workshop Box with an Arduino Uno and an Arduino Yun for each team
Electric paint and Electric paint Pens from Bare Conductive
Electronical components, led…
Games to hack
Food & drinks
Programmers, makers, musicians, designers, educators, students, games freaks and/or nerds are all welcome.
This was one of my first Arduino projects. After some near misses with bicyclists while running at night, I decided to get some lights so people could see me in the dark. But why stop at boring plain lights? Wouldn’t it be cool if they could respond to my heart rate?
I looked at a number of existing heart rate sensors for Arduino, but most were optical and could not get accurate readings while I was running since they were constantly being jarred. Since I run with a Garmin GPS watch and heart rate monitor, I tried to hack into the information being sent between the heart rate monitor and the Garmin watch.
Reading a bit more about the technology, I learned that Garmin used the ANT protocol for communication between the watch and heart rate band. The good news was that SparkFun made an ANT transceiver breakout board. The bad news was that the board was discontinued and I could only get my hands on one board. I decided to move forward with this board for prototyping knowing that I would need to come up with a different solution when I made the final project.
The first step was to get the Garmin heart rate monitor and an Arduino communicating with each other. The ANT protocol documents are pretty thorough and they make great bedtime reading. Fortunately for those of us who are impatient, this thread on the SparkFun forums has sample code that already implements the protocol for the Garmin heart rate monitor.
Continue reading from references……..
Ritorna Make&Play dedicato alle bambine!
Per festeggiare nel migliore dei modi la giornata dedicata a far scoprire l’ingegneria e la robotica alle bimbe – che cade il 20 febbraio – l’associazione Treviso Arduino User Group propone una Robo Officina tutta in rosa.
Robo Officina Girls è un laboratorio dedicato alle bimbe dalla 3′ alla 5′ elementare per imparare i primi concetti di robotica ed elettronica costruendo un robot con materiale di recupero.
Pronte bambine a costruire il vostro robot? Dovete portare solo 2 batterie stilo e barattoli di latta o plastica di medie dimensioni – vuoti e puliti. Alla Robo Officina troverete tutti gli attrezzi per costruire il vostro robot.
La merenda sarà offerta dal Treviso Arduino User Group.
L’evento è organizzato in collaborazione dal Treviso Arduino User Group e dalla Biblioteca di Montebelluna.
La partecipazione è gratuita, ma è obbligatoria la prenotazione.
Potranno partecipare 18 bambine (le mamme e i papà saranno i benvenuti).
Per l’iscrizione scrivete a firstname.lastname@example.org i posti saranno assegnati in base all’ordine di iscrizione.
Una giornata dedicata ad Arduino e alla sua community nel mondo!
Quest’anno si festeggia il decimo compleanno di Arduino, la scheda open source nata in Italia ma diffusa in tutto il pianeta dei makers.
Arduino Day a Montebelluna ha l’obiettivo di diventare momento di incontro per appassionati e istituzioni e un punto di partenza per la condivisione di conoscenze e strumenti di innovazione tecnologica.
Il programma curato dal Treviso Arduino User Group prevede stampanti 3D, multicotteri, esposizioni di progetti realizzati dai soci del gruppo, presentazioni a tema e tanta condivisione.
Le presentazioni inizieranno alle 15.00:
Cos’è Arduino: un mondo da scoprire – a cura di Andrea Vial
Stampa 3D: da dove inizio? – a cura di Luca Pais
Internet of things – a cura di Mirco Piccin
A seguire saranno proiettati video relativi alla MakerFaire e al mondo dei Makers.
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Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia Montebelluna
Sabato 29 Marzo, dalle ore 14 alle 20