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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.


Last 2 days for #Call4Makers – Bring your project next October in Rome

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The MakerFaire Rome Call for Makers runs until June the 15th, so you should be quick as we are only a couple of days away from final deadline!
If you’ve got an awesome project you want to show off to thousands of people in the capital of Italy, this is your moment.
The Call for Makers originally was due to close on the 25th of May, but we knew you needed some extra time to finalise your project, and we’ve extended it to next Sunday, June the 15ht, 2014 at midnight (CEST) and this is the final last call.

You can submit your project right now on this page and let us know it via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #Call4Makers and #MFR14.


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

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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)!



3D-Printed Smart Watch Wins Our Arduino Challenge, Heading to Maker Faire Rome

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oswatch-2Arduino-compatible brain, Bluetooth LE connectivity, 3D-printed case, and open-source design.

Read more on MAKE


Follow Maker Faire Rome conference live streaming

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Maker Faire Streaming

Starting  this morning at the “How to ReMake the World” opening conference,  Maker Faire Rome starts inspiring us with a series of talks you can watch from home following the streaming at this link. (Italian and english language available)

10:00 Morning Session
Stefano Venditti and Dale Dougherty – Welcome to Rome and to Maker Faire

Joey Hudy – Do not Be Bored

David Gauntlett – Making is Connecting

Mark Frauenfelder – Making Makers: News Tools and Technologies Driving a Movement

Leah Buechley – Art, Craft, and Technology: Five years of High-Low Tech

Josef Prusa – RepRap and its community

Enrico Dini – Think Big Print Big

Bruce Sterling – From da Vinci to Banzi

Alice Taylor – Taking 3D-Printed Consumer Goods to the Mainstream: Tales from the Frontline

Jennifer Turliuk – How to ReMake the World by Making with Kids

Stefan Hechenberger – Lasersaur – Your 3D printer needs a friend, a laser cutter

Peter Troxler – Fab Labs in Europe: Personal Fabrication vs. Social Experiment

Surprise chat con Massimo Banzi e Brian Krzanich ispirata da Dale Dougherty

Maurizio Capone – Performance

13:00 End of Morning Session

15:00 Afternoon Session

Jack Andraka – My 3 cents on pancreatic cancer

Nina Maria Tandon – Body 3.0

Marco Astorri – Bio plastica elettroconduttiva: dagli scarti agricoli ai devices elettronici del futuro

Nurit Bar-Shai – Socializing with Bacteria

Massimo Menichinelli – The emergence of Open Design

Giorgio Sancristoforo – Performance

Raffaello D’Andrea – Pure Engineering: Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility

Filippo Sala – Ferrari solare

Luciano Belviso

Ionut Budisteanu – Using Artificial Intelligence to create a low cost self-driving car

Carlo De Micheli – Open Source Vehicle, what it takes to make it real

Tomas Diez – From Fab Labs to Fab Cities

Emiliano Cecchini – A Total Off Grid way of living in a Box

Sam Muirhead – Zero to Maker in One Year: A Year of living Open Source

Marco Zoppi – Performance



Sneak Preview of Maker Faire Rome Projects

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IMG_0246At the beginning of July we spent a couple of days going through all the submissions received to participate in Maker Faire Rome — the European Edition, taking place Oct. 3-6 in Italy. It was a great experience for us to discover makers’ projects from all around Europe, and the MakerTour gave us the chance to meet some of them and to produce 69 video clips to share this experience with all of you.

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MakerFaire Rome: Call for Makers Extended to the 30th of June!

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(message originally posted by Massimo Banzi on

Dear MakerFaire and Arduino friends,

In the past months we’ve been running around Europe with the Maker Faire tour to meet makers from many cities and for the first time we had a concrete perception that there’s a lot of tinkering and sharing in this part of the world.

I have to tell you a good news and I’d like to reach you all: we decided to extend the Call for Makers for some more days and allow you to defeat the procrastinator hiding in all of you ; )

The deadline to submit your application for Maker Faire Rome has now been extended to June 30. So don’t be shy or “lazy” ;) and join us with your project!

While our team is reading submitted applications until now, those who need more time will get some other days. So make the most of it and get your applications in NOW.

If you are a Maker, Performer or Presenter here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

– 3D Printing
- Robot
- Education
- Design
- Fashion
- Arduino
- Crafts
- Science
- Digital Fabrication
- Green
- Transportation
- Interaction
- Young Makers (under 16)

Remember that:

all the makers can post their questions and find an answer on the Arduino Forum, in the special section dedicated to MakerFaire Rome and follow all the news and updates in the social networks like Facebook and Twitter.


Discover the MakerFaire Rome Ambassador kit with an Arduino Uno limited edition

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Arduino Uno Limited Edition back

MakerFaire Rome, for the first time gathering makers from all over Europe, is coming up and the clock is ticking while the Call for Makers closes next 2nd of June.
That’s why we thought to launch a call for collaboration to local hubs, makerspaces and fablab into helping us spreading the word.

If you are one of them and you think that makers from your city in Europe would be interested in  joining the event and submitting a project to the call, we can send you a package full of flyers, postcards, stickers and support you into organizing a local event about it.

Propaganda kit makerfaire

To join the team of Proxies fill THIS short form with your name, city, country, name of your local hub and address and we’ll get back to you.

The form we’ll be open until monday 14th of May and then we’ll announce the list of those receiving the kit. We have only 50 kits available so be quick to feedback us :)

The MakerFaire Rome Ambassador Kit includes:
Small stickers

+ an exclusive limited edition Arduino Uno board :)

Arduino Uno Limited Edition

Thanks in advance for your help and support, and see you at Maker Faire Rome!

For any question join us in the forum.
hashtag: #c4mrome


Makerfaire Rome – Hangout on-air with Massimo Banzi on monday

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Last february we announced the official dates of  MakerFaire Rome – The European Edition – taking place next October and finally, also released  the Call for Makers to invite tinkerers to enter projects and take part to this event celebrating the makers’ revolution in Italy.

Non we’d like  to start exchanging ideas and presenting you some of the protagonists that’s why we are organizing a series of Hangouts OnAir, to inspire and be inspired by some of our friends who are going to participate.
The first hangout is planned for next monday 22nd of april h.8pm CET – Massimo Banzi will be the moderator and his guests are:

David Cuartielles – Arduino Team – Sweden
Addie Wagenknecht – Lasersaur – Austria
Marc Bruyere - Snootlab – France
Join us on googleplus and see you on monday! (the hangout on-air video will be embedded in this post)

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