Our Favorite Photos from Arduino Day 2016: Underwater Robots, R/C Trains, and More

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Our Favorite Photos from Arduino Day 2016: Underwater Robots, R/C Trains, and More

We’re at ArduinoDay 2016 in Berkeley, California with co-founders Massimo Banzi, Tom Igoe, David Mellis, and a engaged group of makers and enthusiasts showing off their projects, sharing ideas, and participating in workshops. We’re updating this page with pics of all the projects we come across; make sure to follow @make on Twitter and Periscope for live streams during the day.

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The event location: the Jacob’s Institute at UC Berkeley, a new facility that focuses on prototyping and making with all the familiar Maker tools.

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Co-founder Tom Igoe catches up with former BattleBots champion Gary Gin, who helps run the Jacobs Institute work space.

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Massimo Banzi, recognized by a local barista who got her first Arduino this past Christmas.

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Gerald and Bertrand show off the Movi shield, a voice-recognition engine for advanced Arduino projects.

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The Strawberry Creek ROV control interface (above) and ROV (below), a senior project from a group of UC Berkeley mechanical engineering students. Most of the team has moved on to jobs with Apple and GM.

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Cal comp-sci senior Joseph Cawthorne showed the geared drawbot projects made in Michael Shiloh’s course “Introduction to Prototyping and Fabrication.” Joseph became interested in Computer Science after taking the freshman course “CS10: Beauty and Joy of Computing” — and will be working for Microsoft after graduating this spring. He explains the CS10 course is being piloted as the AP computing program for high schools due to a stronger engagement than direct programming courses like C++ or Java.

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Emily Shore, Othermill’s manufacturing technician, grabs a photo with Tom Igoe and Massimo Banzi.

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ArduinoDay2016 - 13Berkeley Post-doc Michael Tayler shows off his wireless train, using a homebrew Mathematica interface, Arduino Unos, and NRF24 transceivers. “They cost about 50 cents,” he says, while explaining that he wanted a better model train controller that gave multi-train autonomous possibilities but wouldn’t be too expensive.

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Mike Senese

Mike Senese is a content producer with a focus on technology, science, and engineering. He served as Executive Editor of Make: magazine for nearly a decade, and previously was a senior editor at Wired. Mike has also starred in engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, fixing cars, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza. You might spot him at his local skatepark in the SF Bay Area.

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