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One of the big stories of last year was the fracture of the official Arduino supply into two competing organisations at daggers drawn, each headed by a different faction with its origins in the team that gave us the popular single board computers. Since then we’ve had Arduinos from Arduino LLC (the [Massimo] Arduino.cc, arguably the ‘original’, and Arduino trademark holder in the United States) and Arduino SRL (the [Musto] Arduino.org, and owner of the Arduino trademark everywhere except the US) , two websites, two forks of the IDE, and “real” Arduino boards available under a couple of names depending on where in the world you live due to a flurry of legal manoeuvres. Yes. it’s confusing.

Today came news of a supplier throwing its hands up in despair  at the demands imposed on them as part of this debacle. Pimoroni, famous as supplier of Raspberry Pi goodies, has put up a blog post explaining why they will henceforth no longer be selling Arduinos. They took the side of Arduino LLC, and the blog post details their extensive trials and delays in making contact with the company before eventually being told they would have to agree to purchase substantial stocks both Arduino and Genuino branded versions of identical products and agree to sell them through separate supply channels for both Europe and the rest of the world before they could proceed. This is not a practical proposition for a small company, and the Pimoroni people deliver a very pithy explanation of exactly why towards the bottom of their post.

We’ve covered the Arduino versus Arduino debacle extensively in the past, this is simply the latest in a long line of stories. Pimoroni have hit the nail on the head when they make the point that the customers and suppliers really don’t care about spats between the various inheritors of the Arduino legacy, they just want an Arduino. And with so many other Arduino-compatible boards available they don’t have to look very hard to find one if the right shade of blue solder-resist or the shape of the map of Italy on the back isn’t a special concern. Can we be the only ones wishing something like this might knock a bit of sense into the various parties?


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17

New Arduino Robot Available in the Maker Shed at Maker Faire

arduino, Electronics, General, massimo, MFBA13, Robot, Robotics, Robots Commenti disabilitati su New Arduino Robot Available in the Maker Shed at Maker Faire 

MFBA2013_ArduinoRobotKitThis year Arduino is launching their robotics platform, and I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one a little early.

Read the full article on MAKE

Dic
06

Arduino: creation is child’s play [Wired Italia]

Announcements, arduino, community, documentary, Exhibition, gallery, inspiration, massimo, video Commenti disabilitati su Arduino: creation is child’s play [Wired Italia] 

Have a look at this wonderfully handcrafted 20-min webumentary about Arduino, made by Opificio Ciclope and produced by Wired Italia.

Nice format and nice look: good job.

The core of our story is the life of Massimo Banzi, and the region in which he was born: the Canavese area. In particular, the city of Ivrea, a veritable Mecca of Italian informatics, where Olivetti had its headquarters. The more we discovered their world, the more it became clear that this story was not only about silicon and circuits: it was about their shared excitement and their curiosity, like kids playing with their favorite toy.

(BTW, Massimo is not from Ivrea, but I guess Ivrea’s Mayor is going to give him and the Arduino Team the honorary citizenship)

via [Wired Italia]

Nov
05

Massimo Su Wired (con la chiave inglese!)

events, Exhibition, massimo, wired Commenti disabilitati su Massimo Su Wired (con la chiave inglese!) 

Chi di voi fosse interessato ad approfondire il discorso #makers italiani ha un mese di tempo per entrare in possesso del numero di Wired in edicola: Re-Made Italy.

In copertina campeggia il Massimo nazionale con una chiave inglese, strumento che evidentemente non usa da anni ma che evoca il mondo dello smanettìo / making più del saldatore a stagno (quello sì, lo usa).

Wired – oltre a fare un bel ritratto dell’uomo ha dedicato un piccolo reportage ad Officine Arduino e a Fablabtorino. Interessante l’approfondimento sul futuro del lavoro, tema a noi estremamente caro.

Via [Wired.it]

 



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