The first ever Arduino Developer Summit took place last week, Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 1st, 2016 in the gorgeous Italian Alps at Skyway Monte Bianco. Top developers from the open-source community all over the world met to discuss greater collaboration in their effort to continue enhancing the support and solutions they provide to the ever-growing Maker community. Check out the program for the lineup of speakers.
Representing the chipKIT platform was Microchip’s Guy McCarthy, who presented an intro to the chipKIT platform, discussions about extending the Arduino system, lessons learned, and what’s coming soon to chipKIT! Check out his presentation–Arduino Developer Summit 2016 – chipKIT Runtime Evolution–for more information.
We hope this year is the first of many summits to come!
If you’ll be in LA this weekend (or any of the following US cities in the coming weeks) get yourself ready to hack an original DeLorean DMC 12 at the “Hack to the Future” Hackster Hardware Weekend traveling roadshow, or shall we say Hackathon! Microchip will graciously be providing some chipKIT Fubarino Mini boards to help teams build their projects. Teams have a chance to win cash prizes every week, including $1000 for the Best Hardware Hack per city.
If you didn’t get a chance to check out last weekend’s Hackathon, held at ASU Polytechnic campus, check out Vageesh’s summary! Using a chipKIT uC32 and capacitive-sensing technology, his team began developing a hand-held object modeler/scanner. Read more about it on his blog!
Are you a student? Do you love contests? Then get ready for the Digilent Design Contest 2015, a hardware design competition with the challenge of developing innovative projects using Digilent products, including chipKIT boards.
Congratulations to all the talented students who participated in the 2014 Digilent Design Contest Worldwide Finals, held in Shanghai this past August. The first prize was awarded to Eugene Babkin, Bijan Bayat Mokhtari, and Angjelo Kuka of the New York City College of Technology for their tele-operated bi-manual augmented system (TOBiAS), a humanoid robot based on the chipKIT embedded platform. Read more about the finals in this blog post by Alex Wong of Digilent.
We’re so very excited to say that chipKIT products will be exhibited at the Microchip booth at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 17th & 18th 2014 (Expo Hall, Booth #303).
A couple of our friends from Digilent will also be at the Microchip booth showing off something really neat with LEDs (take a sneak peek at the image below). You’ll just have to stop by to see it in action!
Come on out to the New York Maker Faire on September 21 and 22, 2013, at the New York Hall of Science. We’ll have demos of cool projects you can make at home, plus talk to chipKIT Embedded Platform and Arduino community experts. We’ll be selling chipKIT Uno 32 boards and the new chipKIT Pi boards at special, faire-only discounts right at our booth. Project sheets will also be available or makers can download them later.
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