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.
L’evento si sovlgerà presso il Museo di Stotria Naurale e Archeologia di Montebellna
Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. It’s 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences, and learn more.
Arduino invites Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, studios, educators, beginners and pro to take part to a day of celebration.
Every Arduino Day event is modular. All over the world, organizers can plan different types of activities according to different audiences and skills.
You can attend any event or organize one for your community.
It doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or a newbie, an engineer, designer, crafter or maker: Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it.
The LilyPad Arduino SimpleSnap is a microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles. It is similar to the LilyPad Arduino Simple, except that it has a built in lithium polymer battery, and instead of through-holes, it has conductive snaps. By using matching snaps in your project, you can affix the LilyPad securely but remove it to wash your project or move it to another project. The LilyPad SimpleSnap has 9 pins for input/output. Additionally, it has a built in charging circuit for the battery. The board is based on the ATmega328.
The LilyPad Arduino SimpleSnap was designed and developed by Leah Buechley and SparkFun Electronics.
A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set
The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
Key Features of the GVCS
Open Source – Low-Cost – Modular – User-Serviceable – DIY – Closed-Loop Manufacturing – High Performance – Heirloom Design – Flexible Fabrication
A modern, comfortable lifestyle relies on a variety of efficient Industrial Machines. If you eat bread, you rely on an Agricultural Combine. If you live in a wood house, you rely on a Sawmill. Each of these machines relies on other machines in order for it to exist. If you distill this complex web of interdependent machines into a reproduceable, simple, closed-loop system, you get these: The GVCS 50.