Arduino announces exciting new products and collaborations during Maker Faire Rome (October 3-6, 2013)
Maker Faire Rome is finally opening in the italian capital, gathering hundreds of makers and thousands of visitors from all over Europe.
Arduino has chosen this occasion to announce to the world its new strategy and many innovations: new products, new collaborations and more features. Arduino continues on the path of providing a consistent programming model across multiple platforms; from now it’ll be easier to modulate scalability and complexity of every project.
Arduino announces a collaboration agreement with Intel Corporation.
Intel® Galileo board is the first product in a new family of Arduino Certified boards featuring Intel architecture. The platform is easy to use for beginners and for those looking to take designs to the next level.
Overall, the Intel Galileo development board is a great tool for quickly prototyping simple interactive designs like LED light displays that respond to social media, or for tackling more complex projects from automating home appliances to building life-size robots that you control from your smartphone.
Building on the Galileo development board, Intel and the Arduino community will work closely together on future products that bring the performance, scalability and possibilities of Intel technology to this growing community of makers.
During How to reMake the World conference, Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich announced a large-scale donation of 50,000 Intel® Galileo boards to be given to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months.
Intel Galileo will be available by November 29, 2013.
Arduino TRE powered by Texas Instruments’ Sitara™ AM335x Processor
Arduino announces a collaboration agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to use its Sitara AM335x processor. The result is Arduino TRE, the first Arduino board manufactured in the U.S.
Thanks to the 1-GHz Sitara AM335x processor, Arduino developers get up to 100 times more performance with the Sitara-processor-based TRE than they do on the Arduino Leonardo or Uno. This performance opens the doors to more advanced Linux-powered applications. The Sitara-processor-based Linux Arduino can run high-performance desktop applications, processing-intensive algorithms or high-speed communications.
The Arduino TRE is two Arduinos in one: the Sitara-processor-based Linux Arduino plus a full AVR-based Arduino, while leveraging the simplicity of the Arduino software experience. The integration of the AVR Arduino enables the Arduino TRE to use the existing shield ecosystem so that innovators can expand the Arduino TRE to develop a wide range of high-performance applications such as 3D printers, gateways for building automation and lighting automation, telemetry hubs that collect data from nearby sensors wirelessly, and other connected applications that require host control plus real-time operations.
In addition, the Arduino TRE is partially the result of a close collaboration between Arduino and the BeagleBoard.org foundation. These open hardware pioneers share a passion for expanding open source development and making technology accessible for artists, designers and hobbyists. The TRE design builds upon the experience of both Arduino and BeagleBoard.org, combining the benefits of both community based boards.
“By choosing TI’s Sitara AM335x processor to power the Arduino TRE, we’re enabling customers to leverage the capabilities of an exponentially faster processor running full Linux,” said Massimo Banzi, co-founder, Arduino. “Our customers now have a scalable portfolio at their fingertips, from the microcontroller-based Uno to the TRE Linux computer.”
The Arduino TRE is expected to be available in spring 2014.
Arduino Starter Kit in italian
The family of Arduino Starter Kit is increasing. Starting from Maker Faire Rome Arduino Starter Kit is available also in italian.
This kit walks you through the basics of using the Arduino in a hands-on way through several creative projects. The kit includes a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a book of 15 projects. Starting the basics of electronics, to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensor and actuators. The kit is a project by ToDo, design studio based in Italy.
Arduino is working on other translations: brazilian, korean, japanese, chinese are the next ones.
Arduino continues its collaboration with ATMEL on developing future products based on the AVR core and future product lines. ATMEL is one of the sponsors of Maker Faire Rome.
Arduino, the first widespread Open Source Hardware platform, was launched in 2005 to simplify the process of electronic prototyping. It enables everyday people with little or no technical background to build interactive products.
The Arduino ecosystem is a combination of three different elements:
A small electronic board manufactured in Italy that makes it easy and affordable to learn to program a microcontroller, a type of tiny computer found inside millions of everyday objects.
A free software application used to program the board.
A vibrant community, true expression of the enthusiasm powering the project. Every day on the www.arduino.cc website thousands of people connect with other users, ask for help, engage and contribute to the project.
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