We are hiring !

Posted by on May 20, 2015

We are Hiring!


Role: Engineer, Design & Support
Positions: 2
Location: Bangalore
Join date : Immediate, Not later than June 1.
Skill set requirements (Must): Hands on experience with Arduino boards, programming.


Please note that we will not be looking at years of experience or qualification, but rather real hands – on experience and attitude of the candidate. So, please include in your resume, ONLY the work you are confident with, and not an experience you might have forgotten by now.


If interested, email your resume to j.vijayan@arduino.cc


Subject line :: [BIO_CST_YourName]

Please do not add any text in the body of the email.
Resume should be in pdf format.
Resume should not be more than 2 pages, A4 size.
File name should be in the format :: BIO_CST_YourName


If you have applied before, you will have to resend the updated resume.


Last date of application : 22 May 2015.


Arduino Day@ Bangalore – Program details

Posted by on March 9, 2015

Here is a tentative agenda for the Day.


Timings: 9AM to 5.00PM


Venue: Opus, #4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road, Bangalore – 560020


Projects exhibition: We will be exhibiting projects made by makers in the exhibition area. 


Demos: We will have short demonstrations sessions, including a short 10 minute talk, on selected projects


Product line: We will be exhibiting Arduino line of products, in the Product line area.


Competitions & Games: Yes, there will be small competitions,on the spot.


DIY workshops: There will be three small DIY sessions going on, visitors can join these, subject to availability of seats, which will be given on first come first serve basis. Please note that these will be group sessions and is aimed at beginners.


Talks : There will be short talks, which will be listed here soon.


Ask an expert : Got stuck in your project not able to solve something? Need advice on that one thing you could not find in internet? We will have experts in different fields related to electronics and interactive design. Visitors are encouraged to interact with them and get solutions.




1) Do I have to buy tickets?  Is there an entry charge?

A: There are no tickets, nor fees involved for the event, or any of the sub events.


2) I had applied for being a volunteer/talk/project. I have not received any mail yet. What should I do?

A) Please wait, you will receive a mail before 17th March 2015. If you have not received a mail by 17th March 5.00 PM IST, please send us a mail saying so.


3) I am not selected as a volunteer. Can i still come?

A) Yes, please do participate in the event. We will not be able to give lunch and t-shirts to non-volunteers, but you can still come and be part of the activities.


4) I had applied for exhibiting a project, and got selected. I dont think I will be able to complete it by 27th March. What should I do?

A) Write to us ASAP, we might be able to help you if it is a technical issue.


5) I want to participate for the competitions/DIY workshops. Should I register beforehand?

A) Registrations for competitions/Workshops are on the spot, as you enter the venue. Slots are limited, and will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.


6) My project is approved. What will be the space/facilities allotted to me?

A) The space allotted to projects vary, depending on the size of the projects. All projects will be given ONE 5A 230V AC supply. Necessary power converters/Laptops should be carried by the exhibitor. The exhibitor is also advised to bring his/her own tools, soldering irons etc, if required.


7) Will there be sale of Arduino boards at the venue?

A) There will be no sales at the venue.


8) Will lunch be provided?

A) Lunch will be provided only to the volunteers at the venue. However, tea/coffee will be provided to non volunteers at the venue.




See you all on 28th March !


Arduino Day 2015 Bangalore: Call for Volunteers, Projects

Posted by on February 26, 2015


[Update : Call for volunteers is now closed.]




Lets celebrate Arduino Day together !




1) Talks

2) Make sessions

3) Ask an expert

4) Project Exhibitions

5) Demos


If you wish to present your project, or wish to be a volunteer, please apply here [Update : Applications closed]  before 13 March 2015. We’ll offer as a token of appreciation an official Arduino t-shirt, lunch, and a discount coupon for our online store!


If you wish to walk in, just walk in during the event hours, and feel free to interact with other participants, share ideas, talk, and have fun.


Watch this space for update on venue and detailed event schedule.


This is an open event, all are welcome, and of course, there are no fees for this event.


If you have any specific questions, please write to  arduinoday2015-in@arduino.cc


See you all there !






We are hiring !

Posted by on October 17, 2014


Yes, that’s right ! We are hiring for two positions for the Arduino Karkhana office in India, Bangalore. So if you think you fit right in, write to us ! Or if you know someone who you think might be a good fit, spread the word in exchange for some good karma ; )


For all applications, please attach your resume and links (if any) to relevant work in an email to j.vijayan@arduino.cc , by 20th October 2014 12.30PM IST.


The joining date will be 1st November 2014, in Bangalore.


Position: Engineer, Design and support

Work Experience:  1 – 3 Years


Hands on Experience with:

1) Arduino

2) Embedded Systems

3) Sensors and interfaces

4) Designing circuits

5) Interfacing Arduino with other hardware / software


Should have good communication skills.

Previous experience teaching workshops




Position: Manager, Trademark and Administration

Work Experience: 2- 3 Years


Working knowledge of Arduino

Excellent communication skills

Experience with HR & Office Administration

Coordinating teams and logistics


Understanding of intellectual property law

Recruitment experience


~ Ankit Daftery

Near Field Communications (NFC) with Arduino – Demo + Talk

Posted by on October 13, 2014

We hosted a demo + walkthrough on using the the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology with Arduino last Friday at our office, on 10th October 2014. This included an introduction to the different NFC hardware add ons and communication protocols and libraries to use with them, the organisation and usage of Mifare Classic 1k cards, security and design considerations, and a detailed discussion of using NFC hardware with Android, and as an electronic purse (e-purse).



Here is the github link to the content from the session : Near Field Communications with Your Arduino


Below is the presentation from the session :


Download the PDF file .


~ Ankit D

Using Python to Do More with Your Arduino

Posted by on September 15, 2014

We hosted a demo + walkthrough on different ways of using Python to get more out of your Arduino.  This included ways of getting data from the Arduino into Python, sending data to Arduino, using Firmata to provide a PC interface to controlling your Arduino, plotting live sensor values to your computer on a graph amongst others. Using Python scripts running on the Yun to process sensor data and store / transmit it to offline media and the Internet were also explained in detail, to leverage the capabilities of the Yun in Internet enabled sensor applications.




We had a good turnout of people, with the audience ranging from beginners to Python exploring the possibilities, to IoT enthusiasts who wanted to learn how to make smart objects.


Here is the github link to the content from the session : Using Python to Do More with Your Arduino

Below is the presentation from the session :


Download the PDF file .


~ Ankit D

Serial Communication Protocols – Arduino Workshop

Posted by on September 9, 2014

Arduino Karkhana conducted a workshop on Serial Communication Protocols using Arduino at BMS College, Bangalore on Sunday the 7th of September, 2014. The workshop was a 5 hour workshop as a part of Phase Shift, the annual technical Symposium of BMS College.


The workshop was attended by 40 students from BMS as well as various colleges, from varied disciplines of engineering. After quickly getting the students upto speed on the IDE and various features, we quickly dived into the the various protocols of communication, their advantages and shortcomings, typical use cases and the difference between analog and digital communication.


Serial communication protocols were then covered by first discussing the difference between parallel and serial communication, and by teaching how to use UART on Arduino. The workshop was hands-on, and all the concepts were taught using problem statements, for which the students were led to write code and wire up the circuits.




The students were made to pair up, with two teams working together on each exercise.The students were first taught about UART, protocol specifics, data format, as well as the format that they would need to implement to have successful exchange of data. The students were encouraged to work together to discuss what format and flow their data would be exchanged in, and then were helped in writing code to implement that. A similar exercise was then carried out for teaching the use of SPI protocol, concluding the workshop.


The SPI and UART protocols are very common in sensors and other peripherals, and the knowledge gained from the workshop can be used to connect a lot of different circuits and peripherals to make a wide variety of projects. We hope that the participants find this very useful in their projects as well as curriculum, and also become active members of the open hardware community, and share their work.


Capacitive Touch and Proximity sensing

Posted by on August 20, 2014

On Friday the 8th, 2014, we held a demo+talk session at the Arduino India office covering the basic principles involved in touch and proximity sensing, and a short demo. The talk covered the different ways in which touch could be detected, and how it worked on capacitive principles, and how to extend it to detect proximity as well.




I demonstrated how to use touch to trigger a music console, using just paper, tape and aluminium foil, and as well as sensing human proximity using a touch controller by pooling together all available electrodes.


The code and presentation, as usual, are on our GitHub page here!


Interfacing GSM/SIM300 with Arduino

Posted by on August 4, 2014

On Friday the 1st, 2014, we held an open-house session at our Frazer town office covering the basics of interfacing the SIM300 GSM module with an Arduino. I covered two main experiments – controlling an LED by sending an SMS, and automatically sending an SMS when the temperature rises above a fixed threshold. It was a fun session and we even extended the first experiment to controlling an incandescent bulb with a relay.


Find the code on our GitHub page here!

Demo time with an LED!
Demo time with an LED!


Hope to see y’all at the upcoming open-house this Friday!