Arduino co-founders welcomed the crowd at MIT (from left) Massimo Banzi, David Mellis, Tom Igoe, and David Cuartielles.
The Media Lab at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts provided a bright, stark-white-and-glass frame for a US-based celebration that featured four of the five Arduino founders. David Mellis, one of the co-founders, is a graduate student at the Media Lab. He was the in-house connection. (No surprise that the fifth co-founder, Gianluca Martino, was not present.) Check out the gallery below to see some of the fun Arduino projects featured at the event!
The day began with a “Getting Started with Arduino” workshop, which attracted a full house. Photos by Melissa Glick.
Plenty of parts were available for introductory and advanced workshops.
Arduino Co-founder David Cuartielles demonstrated a Svante, a low-cost educational robot, based on the Arduino, of course. Cuartielles contributed to the project.
On display at MIT: the Oscola, an open source connected lamp that will be part of Casa Jasmina, an open source connected apartment that will be curated by Arduino.
Massimo Banzi describes an upcoming modular kit by Arduino.
Organizers displayed an assortment of boards.
TKTK shows a 3000 BTU chiller controlled by Arduino.
A Cubetto Playset
Robert and Kathleen Patterson, authors of “Arduino for Teens,” show off homebrewed boards.