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Last friday in Rome during the press conference of Maker Faire Rome 4th edition, Riccardo Luna together with Massimo Banzi announced that next October the event is going to become “better, bigger and stronger”.
A new location by Fiera di Roma building will host six pavilions in an area of over 100.000 sq.m. for makers, visitors, conferences, seminars and workshops. The event promoted by the Rome Chamber of Commerce and powered by its Innovation Unit “AssetCamera “ is once more curated by Massimo Banzi, Arduino co-founder, along with Riccardo Luna, Italian Digital Champion.

The topics featured at Maker Faire Rome 2016 are going to be home automation, re-use, drones and robots, 3D printing, digital manufacturing, industry 4.0, IoT – Internet of things, mobility, safety & security, food , fashion, music and especially Food & Nutrition.Together with the Future Food Institute (FFI), trust voted to food and innovation, Maker Faire will focus on the intersection between food and technology and will deepen the relationship between nutrition, health & wellbeing. The “Call 4 Makers” 2016 will open on April 18th and will close on June 5th.

Maker Faire Rome is also looking for amazing project with a “Call for BigBang Projects”  open until March 31st.  The call will consider large-scale, entertaining, high impact, interactive projects. Installations and performances proposals will be welcome, too. The goal is to create the most immersive scenery one could dream of for a Faire of such character.

In the meanwhile take a look at the European Maker Week, an entire week of makers’ events, from May 30th to June 5th,  promoted by The European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe, the event:

aims to draw European citizens to the “Maker world” thanks to the aid of Fablabs, Makerspaces, Hackerspaces and the hardware startups environment. The goals of European Maker Week are two folds: create awareness about the importance of the maker culture to foster an education of creativity and innovation in all schools across Europe; build bridges between local authorities and media and the main players of their own local makers ecosystems. It is of particularly importance to reach out to new players (e.g. Schools) who have never organized a maker event before.

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Apr
22

MakerFaire Rome: the european call for makers is online! Join us

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Maker Faire 2014

 

It’s time to start tinkering on new projects or pimp-up some old ones because MakerFaire Rome is calling!

Last year it was an overwhelming experience for all of us: more than 35.000 people from all over the world gathered for the first edition of the European edition of MakerFaire. Around 24o makers presented their projects ( 60% from Italy and 40% from the rest of the continent) and showed to a crowd of enthusiasts and newbies  the impact of open source community and DIY on our lives.

If you want to join us with your project in Rome from the 3rd to the 5th of October, take a look at the Call for Makers and fill it before the 25th of May:

The first step to participate in Maker Faire Rome as Maker is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups.
Please provide a description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Continue >>

Here’s Arduino’s video from last year experience:

 

Mar
14

Arduino Day Roma: call for volunteers, save the date!

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arduino day roma

Arduino Day  selected Rome as the official italian event, that will be held on March 29th at the triumphal Tempio di Adriano. The program of the day, developed by Officine Arduino and DiScienza, will include: an area for makers and open-source startups, free workshops for kids and free talks and demos about Arduino (click here for the program).

The aim of Arduino Day is not only to celebrate Arduino, but also to discuss (and learn) about new projects and ideas and to involve new people into the Arduino community! If you want to present your own project to Arduino Day Rome click here; we are also looking for volunteers - if you want to help us click here and you’ll have as gift an Arduino t-shirt, a bag and a discount code for our online store!

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Arduino Day Roma
Saturday march 29th, 2014
venue: Tempio di Adriano, Piazza di Pietra – Roma
time: 10.30 am – 6.30 pm

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Remember : the call for submission to organise the  Arduino Day  in your local town closes on Monday 17th of March 2014 – 12.oo CET

 

 

 

Ott
30

Arduino at Maker Faire Rome on video

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Arduino at Makerfaire Video

 

Three weeks after Maker Faire Rome we’d like to share with you some memories of those special days with a short video featuring  Massimo Banzi commenting on the big news announced during the fair, but also Riccardo Luna, David Cuartielles, Sherry Huss, Jennifer Turliuk, Leah Buechley, David Gauntlett …

And as an introduction to it I borrow the words Massimo uses towards the end of his interview in the video:

People often think Arduino is all about making electronic boards. But actually, helping organise a big event like this, working for two years to get partners to be able to create a Maker Faire  for the whole of Europe and achieving the result of getting more than 200 makers and thousands of visitors to the same place to talk about the maker movement and facilitating collaboration in Europe, is sometimes much more important than creating yet another electronic board.

Enjoy the video and share yours with us  in the comments:

 

A special thank  goes to the videomaker-duo composed by Paolo Ceretto and Alessandro Bernard who run around with us in the huge venue of Palazzo dei Congressi for 4 days and were able capture memorable moments!   Don’t miss their latest work: a documentary following the amazing story of the rise and fall of the inventors of Programma 101 (click to watch the trailer) , the world’s first desktop computer by Olivetti.

Alessandro Bernard and Paolo Ceretto

 

Ott
01

Come and join Arduino at Maker Faire Rome

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Maker Faire Rome

Starting thursday the 3rd of October, Maker Faire Rome is finally opening in the italian capital, gathering hundreds of makers from all over Europe. We’ve been working on it for some months together with Riccardo Luna and Asset Camera team: finally it’s time to enjoy the moment.

The conference

On thursday you can attend the conference “How to reMake the World” with Riccardo Luna and Massimo Banzi, curators of the Faire, along with international guests including David John Gauntlett, Raffaello D’Andrea, Dale Dougherty and many more. It’ll be a total immersion in the universe of 3D printing, open source electronics and the culture of making. Discover all the speakers at this link.

The booth

You can visit Arduino booth (Zone D2) during the weekend where  you’ll find a series of one-to-one stations for different level of knowledge, from beginners to pro. You’ll be able to explore together with Officine Arduino/FablabTorino crew:

  • the Arduino Starter Kit with its 10 projects and the book (Now also in ITALIAN!)
  • the Arduino Yún and some cool demos
  • the Arduino Mega ADK and its great features
  • the Arduino Robot running around the fair!
  • other experimental projects from the lab

Meet all the other makers at this link.

The store 

Many people have been asking and the answer is YES! There will be an Arduino Store selling most of the Arduino products at the Faire (Arduino Yún included!). You’ll find also some other interesting products like kits from Make, O’Reilly books, Little Bits, kits by Prusa, Ultimaker,  Plug&Wear and more.

The presentations

Starting at the conference, there will be Massimo Banzi, all the other Arduino’s founders (Tom Igoe, David Mellis, David Cuartielles, Gianluca Martino) and Officine Arduino/Fablab Torino crew participating to panels, talks and debates. Check Maker Faire program in the next days to learn about the details. Don’t miss this chance to have your board autographed! ;)

Would you like a discount voucher for the Faire?

Click, print and bring with you the following voucher:

arduino voucher

 

Set
16

MakerFaire Rome is getting closer: get your discount ticket!

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Makerfaire Rome

The greatest show and tell on earth is coming to Rome next October and it’s now time to organize and register to the events!

This is the agenda of MakerFaire Rome:

  • Thursday 3rd October- Opening Conference “How to Remake the World” with special guests like Joey Hudy, Dale Dougherty,  Leah Buechley, David Gauntlett and many more! Get your free ticket >>
  • Friday 4th October – Educational Day – Entrance for registered schools only – If you are a teacher and want to visit MakerFaire with your class book your reservations here (only in italian)
  • Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October – MakerFaire Rome days with over 200 projects from all over the world will be on show, including workshops, live demonstrations, and conference panels. Buy your ticket now >> (if you register by the 20th of September there’s a promotional code)

Check out the video below to see why you shouldn’t miss this event:

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MakerFaire Rome is getting closer: get your discount ticket!

conference, Event, events, Exhibition, fair, MakerFaire, roma Commenti disabilitati su MakerFaire Rome is getting closer: get your discount ticket! 

Makerfaire Rome

The greatest show and tell on earth is coming to Rome next October and it’s now time to organize and register to the events!

This is the agenda of MakerFaire Rome:

  • Thursday 3rd October- Opening Conference “How to Remake the World” with special guests like Joey Hudy, Dale Dougherty,  Leah Buechley, David Gauntlett and many more! Get your free ticket >>
  • Friday 4th October – Educational Day – Entrance for registered schools only – If you are a teacher and want to visit MakerFaire with your class book your reservations here (only in italian)
  • Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October – MakerFaire Rome days with over 200 projects from all over the world will be on show, including workshops, live demonstrations, and conference panels. Buy your ticket now >> (if you register by the 20th of September there’s a promotional code)

Check out the video below to see why you shouldn’t miss this event:

Apr
03

Vi aspettiamo all’Arduino Day a Roma

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arduino day 2013

Sabato 6 aprile 2013 si tiene a Roma, l’Arduino Day – Think Make Share. Si tratta di una giornata interamente dedicata ad Arduino e alla prototipazione elettronica organizzata da DiScienza, un’associazione che dal 2009 si impegna nella divulgazione scientifica concentrando gran parte del suo lavoro sulla didattica della robotica.

Gli obiettivi principali della giornata sono di avvicinare un ampio pubblico alla prototipazione e all’open hardware basato su Arduino e quello di diventare una piattaforma di approfondimento e confronto per tutti quelli che già lo utilizzano.
Durante la giornata saremo presenti con uno stand ufficiale Arduino, lo store e con diversi laboratori organizzati da Officine Arduino,  base e avanzati, accessibili sia da chi è la prima volta che si avvicina a questo mondo, sia per chi già ne conosce le sue sfaccettature. Ecco alcuni esempi in programma:

Arduino 101
dalle ore 15:00 alle ore 18:00
Portate il vostro notebook!
da 14 a 99 anni
Partenza sprint con Arduino e TinkerKit. Un laboratorio per costruire oggetti interattivi plug and play!

Esplora + Processing
dalle ore 11:00 alle ore 13:00
Portate il vostro notebook!
da 16 a 99 anni
Programmazione di Processing con Arduino come controller. Grazie a Processing e ad Esplora tornerà in vita uno storico arcade!

Il mio primo sketch
dalle ore 11:30 alle ore 13:30
Portate il vostro notebook!
Partiamo dalle basi con Arduino. Colleghiamo tutto e diamo luce ai nostri led. Gli amici dell’Arduino User Group Roma ci aiuteranno a muovere i primi passi con Arduino.

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E per chi si sta preparando alla Maker Faire Rome e ha voglia di essere coinvolto/a sin da ora, vi consigliamo di seguire questa presentazione:

La Maker Faire Rome
ore 18:00
1001 modi per farla insieme a noi! Roma ospiterà in ottobre un grande evento dedicato ai Makers. Conoscerete tutti i dettagli per partecipare come Makers ed essere coinvolti nel “Making of”!

Scoprite le altre attività e prenotate il vostro workshop consultando il sito dell’evento!

 

Mar
05

The Call For Makers Is Open! Are you ready to show and tell?

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Maker Faire Rome 2013

Post originally published on the Maker Faire Rome official Blog by Massimo Banzi

 

If you are a maker living in Europe and you’ve been looking at the Makerfaire events with enthusiasm and wishing to be there, this is the moment to spring into action because The Call for Makers for the 1st Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition, is NOW open (until 2nd June 2013)!

The Call is the opportunity you have to submit your great project to the Maker Faire Team and become one of the protagonists of this amazing Show (and Tell) taking place next October in Rome.

We are welcoming projects from all over Europe because we believe that the power of innovation should not be limited by local bounds. Makers from all over the continent  are invited to take part and share their projects to all the lovers of the “do it yourself” spirit, connect and feel the empowerment of sharing.

Even if the main focus of the event is about highlighting the process of making things together, we are  also looking for performers and presenters who want to share their ideas and projects from a stage. Read carefully the call to snatch all the details.

If you’d like a bit of inspiration, stay tuned to our blog as in the next weeks we’ll be featuring some of the makers who have exhibited at previous Maker Faires.

And keep in mind that the deadline for submissions is Sunday 2nd June 2013.
Looking forward to being amazed by your projects and seeing you there!

 



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