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Arduino Day: Massimo Announces Intelligent Module System
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Massimo Banzi announcing Arduino’s modular vision at MIT during Arduino Day.

Today at an Arduino Day celebration at MIT Massimo Banzi announced an upcoming initiative that will extend the Arduino platform to interconnected intelligent modules.

The project is code named “Eslov.” Banzi said it will be ready to demonstrate by this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, which will take place May 16 and 17 in San Mateo, California.

“A creative person will be able to plug together these modules and have a device in no time,” Banzi said. “It could take just seconds.” 

Essentially Arduino is trying to do for modular kits what it did for microprocessors. According to Banzi, the modules will have embedded intelligence that will allow them to interact in new ways.

At the MIT event Banzi briefly showed images of the modular system. Banzi said a blog post early next week on the Arduino web site will elaborate on the vision. 

“I just wanted to give a little preview gift today, to the people who came out for Arduino Day,” he said.  

 In a few months, Banzi predicted, there may be hundreds of Arduino modules that could be assembled into products. 

“Arduino is no longer a tool for making prototypes,” he said. “It’s a tool for making products.” 

7 thoughts on “Arduino Day: Massimo Announces Intelligent Module System

  1. I’ve been working at home for quite some time now, working simple jobs which only required a PC and internet connection and I am so happy with it… It’s been six months since i started this and i had profit in total $36,000… Basicly i get paid 80 bucks/h and work for 3-4 hrs most of the days.Best part to whole this thing is that you can work when it’s convenient to you and the payments are weekly. -> Freelance work opportunity! <-

    1. One MAJOR difference is that you can buy the Xadow at ONE PLACE. The Arduino will be available at HUNDREDS/THOUSANDS of places. If I want a Xadow OLED for instance – unless I want to wait up to 45 days to receive it, I have to pay a MINIMUM of $25.36 for shipping IN ADDITION to the $16.90 for the OLED itself. THAT is why Xadow is truly a non-competitor in this market.

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    . it’s actualy my favourite-work I’ve had . I began this three months/ago and pretty much straight away was earning more than $75… p/h . you could try here MORE DETAIL HERE

  3. Well, if this “new stuff” is going to be as supported as Tinkerkit modules (its website was gone a year ago without notice, no advice still in forum/blog, etc) we can give up

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