chipKIT Attends Arduino Developer Summit 2016

Arduino Developer Summit 2016 - Mont Blanc
Arduino Developer Summit 2016

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!

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chipKIT Murum Lux Wall of Light: LEDs, Human Interface, and Ethernet


This weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, the chipKIT Platform will be showcased at the Microchip booth (located in the Expo Hall in Zone 2, booth 2510, east most side of the hall).

One of the items you’ll see at the booth is the Murum Lux (or Wall of Light), which uses PIC32 32-bit microcontrollers via the chipKIT Wi-FIRE and the chipKIT Fubarino Mini to create what Josh Ian Linsday calls “Murum Lux” (Latin for “Wall of Light”). Using a Sabrewing Development Board from Microchip for gesture control, he created an e-field box, then using IPLogika’s Ethernet modules, he connected the e-field box to the RGB LED matrix panel to control the content displaying on the “wall of light.” This stuff is way too cool to reduce down to a small paragraph!

You’ll have to check out Josh’s blog post to see how he put this all together!

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Hackster Hardware Weekend Hackathon Series

Hackster Hardware Weekend Hackathon Series - Hack to the Future with the DeLorean
“Hack to the Future” at the Hackster Hardware Weekend Series of Hackathons!

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.

To learn more about the Hackster Hardware Weekend visit http://www.hackster.io/hardwareweekend.

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ASU Polytechnic Hackathon 2014

PSoC Capacitive Touch Sense Pad connected to PSoC board
PSoC Capacitive Touch Sense Pad connected to PSoC board

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!

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Digilent Design Contest 2015

Digilent Design Contest 2015 - 11th Edition
Digilent Design Contest 2015 – 11th Edition

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.

For more information about how to participate, please visit: digilentdesigncontest.com

Good luck!

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chipKIT Win – Digilent Design Contest

Digilent Design Contest 2014 Worldwide Finals group picture
Digilent Design Contest 2014 Worldwide Finals group picture.

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.

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

chipKIT at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014
chipKIT at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

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!

Digilent Demo for Maker Faire Bay Area 2014
Digilent Demo for Maker Faire

In addition, our friends at PONTECH will also be exhibiting at Maker Faire (West Lot Startup Tent, Booth 6). Stop by their booth and check out their demo as seen in the video below.


PONTECH Demo for Maker Faire
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See the New chipKIT Pi Board at Maker Faire New York

chipKIT Pi Banner

See the New chipKITTM Pi Board at Maker Faire

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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This Page is Dedicated to You, the chipKIT Users and Developers

Here you can find:

  • Detailed ideas for embedded applications on chipKIT boards, both simple and complicated.
  • Post your projects here – boast about your innovations and unleash the techie in you.
  • Hot upcoming challenges and awards.
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Featured Contest: chipKIT Design Challenge

Calling all North American academics and hackerspaces! Show Us Your chipKIT Embedded Platform Projects. Win up to $5,500 in development tools for your lab. The chipKIT team strives to create an embedded controller platform that facilitates the interests of budding engineers and hobbyists. If you are among the ones who would like to showcase your talents and be recognized, you are in the right place. Register now.

Register for the chipKIT Design Challenge

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