Interactivos? 10th anniversary

Posted by on June 15, 2016

On June 9th, David Cuartielles was present at the 10th anniversary of Interactivos? created at Media Lab Prado in 2006 . As described by MediaLab Prado, Interactivos? is a research and production platform for the creative and educational uses of technology.
Many artists, designers, programmers and makers have been at different iterations of Interactivos? around the world (Ljubljana, Mexico, Lima, NYC, Madrid, Dublin) along these 10 years. The panel included some of the mentors such as Hans-Christoph Steiner (Pure Data, The Guardian Project), the media artist, designer and programmer Chris Sugrue and Marc Dusseiller from Hackteria.
Watch the entire talk here (first block of the presentation is in Spanish):


Open Hardware Summit Europe @ Coded Cultures

Posted by on June 14, 2016

David Cuartielles gave a talk at the Open Hardware European Summit in Vienna, Austria on May 28th where he talked about the status of the open hardware community and development.
Other interesting speakers in the program included Michael Weinberg, the president of the board of the Open Source Hardware Association , Andreas Siagian an artist from Indonesia, and Stefanie Wuschitz a researcher and media artist who talked about gender and feminist hacker spaces around the world.
Watch all the talks here:


Pelars @ Maker Faire San Mateo 2016

Posted by on June 2, 2016

The Pelars modular system was presented for the first time in the US at Maker Faire San Mateo (Bay Area) at the Arduino Education stand where the latest educational devices and technologies were showcased for attendants to try.
The Arduino/Genuino team was happy to show and share the latest physical computing developments for education made in collaboration with other organisations. It was also the first time that the Pelars kit was showcased outside Europe were it was originally developed and funded. The number of attendance at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 is around 150 000 visitors so the stand was busy most of the time with people having fun combining, connecting and programming the modules.







PELARS project has received funding from the European’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstrations under grant agreement 619738.

If you want to follow up the development of the project in depth, visit the PELARS main page at:


Hardware Connected 2016

Posted by on May 30, 2016

Genuino was present at the Hardware Connected 2016 held by our friends from STPLN, as described in the HC website, the event is meant to “connect people working on prototypes, big companies, vendors, but most of all great tinkerers, movers, and shakers independent of where they work”.  We showcased three Genuino boards and one shield, it was also the best place to display more detailed technical specifications beyond the main features of Genuino 101‘s Bluetooth LE and 6-axis accelerometer/gyro; Genuino MKR1000‘s Wi-fi connectivity, Genuino Zero’s 32-bit capability, and YÚN shield‘s Linux based system for advanced networking.
Ernesto, Juanjo and Sara were at the stand and we also got special extra help from our first two-day intern from ‘skuggning’. In Swedish company culture ‘skuggning’ means becoming someone’s shadow in order to learn about a particular job and get the feeling of a working environment.
For two days, a seventh grade student called Sofus Lendemar hanged out with us whenever we had to 3D print, lasercut or showcase our boards. Sofus is a 14 year old very interested in technology, he already new about Genuino and contacted us because he was interested in experiencing how we work at the Malmö office. We had fun while learning new things, thanks Sofus!
Genuino_HardwareConnected_1From left to right behind the table: Ernesto, Sofus, Sara and Juanjo.

UXSpain 2016

Posted by on May 17, 2016

Nerea de la Riva gave an inspirational talk at UXSpain 2016 in Burgos, Spain. The event lasted two days on the first week of May and had 400 attendees and it is the fourth edition of a gathering of Spanish companies, design studios, consultants, and professionals that want to intersect design and technology to improve the users’ experience.
Nerea talked about her robotics background and the learning by teaching approach used in Genuino’s educational programs, specially for Creative Technologies in the Classroom.
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If you want to check out Nerea’s work you can watch this video from a talk she gave at Moderna Museet in Malmö.

Hebocon Valencia

Posted by on May 10, 2016

David Cuartielles and Nerea de la Riva were part of the jury of the Hebocon category in Valencia last week (May, 6th) as part of the Olympic Robotic Challenge (ORC) 2016. Hebocon is a series of “robot contests for the technically ungifted“, the event was originally made in Japan by Daiju Ishikawa and it gives an open opportunity to anyone that wants to build a robot without any expectations of technical mastery. Since the expectations are set low, the results are very funny, check this post from Laughing Squid to see some of the results of previous competitions.
Valencia was not the exception in terms of clumsy, randomly build and lovely robots. Some of them had very creative mechanical structures, shapes and materials; and one looked more like the greens any mom would recommend you to eat.
One of the highlights of the event was that a three year old boy was encouraged to participate with his toy (yes, no robot!).
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And of course the trophies were very DIY to keep them up with the overall spirit.
Visitors, participants and the jury had much fun and laughed for extended periods of time. You can watch part of the sumo competition in this YouTube video from the Olympic Robotic Challenge channel from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

You can also watch another video (in Spanish) from the news of the UPV Radiotelevisió.


Recap Genuino Day 2016

Posted by on May 4, 2016

We had around 180 visitors including students, designers, enthusiasts, friends, hackers, makers, and children. People enjoyed talks about robotics, an open source car, and chip implants for biohacking (around 15 people went home with an implant in their hands).
The students from the SIDeR Conference made a great job showcasing their projects, the Pelars System was tried out by most of the visitors, the FabLab on wheels was a success among the kids and we all ate cake and sang Happy Birthday in multiple languages!
We are looking forward for next year’s event. Thanks for joining us and see you on 2017.
More pictures and videos in our Instagram account.

Happy birthday Genuino!
PELARS System by Malmö Högskola + Genuino
Algae mini-bioreactor by Sveta & Keenan
Project Showcase Genuino Day
Uniti, the open source car.
Make it____! Our Fablab on Wheels Program


Genuino Day 2016 Malmö Schedule

Posted by on March 31, 2016

This is our schedule for Saturday! We will love to see you there. Vi ses snart! :)



MINC Malmö
Anckargripsgatan 3
21119 Malmo

If you visit us by public transportation, use lines 3 or 5 (to Orkanen stop).


13:00 Doors Open

13:15 Welcome speech and video streamming with David Cuartielles from Genuino Day Mexico


Talks, 13.30 – 15.30


13:30 Modular Remote, Ahmet Yildirim

14:00 Learning by doing, Nerea de la Riva Iriepa, Arduino Verkstad AB

14:30 “Why open-source can cure automotive…”, Lewis Horne, Uniti Sweden

15:00 Biohacking and chip implants, Juanjo Tara, Arduino Verkstad AB, Jowan Österlund, Biohax Sweden



from 14:00 Chip implant with Jowan Österlund, Biohax Sweden

13:00-15:00 FabLab on Wheels workshop

15:00 SIDeR exhibition opens


Exhibition, 13:00 – 17:30

  • PELARS System by Malmö Högskola + Genuino
  • CTC – Creative Technologies in the Classroom by Genuino
  • Reverb Hoodie by Nasir Hussein, Sonja Rattay, Philip Robertson, Rouzbeh Noori
  • Handcar Racing by Mattias Andersson, Jesper Andersson, Felix Löf, Axel Birgersson
  • Modular Remote by Ahmet Yildirim
  • Algae mini-bioreactor by Sveta / Keenan

Student projects (SIDeR), 15:00 – 17:00

  • WeWave
  • OcuClass
  • The Coolhunter Lamp
  • Chirp Catcher
  • Daylight in Helsinki
  • Squamae
  • Ligia Estera Oprea
  • The Re-booth: an experiment with embodied interactive storytelling
  • Prototypes of DIY Google Glass workshop


16:15 Cake and closing speech

17:30 End of the event


Make it VR! at Makertjej

Posted by on March 23, 2016

We have been moving around Malmö with our Make it____! unit as part of the FabLab on wheels project. Make it____! visits schools to provide fun activities to children up to 12 years old within their after school schedule. Teresa Falomir and Marie Ehrndal move around the city with a portable mini FabLab inside a cargo bike that includes a laser cutter, electronics and recycled materials for the following programmed activities: robotics, holograms, physical and digital 3D.

Teresa and Marie are posting this week about the Make it____! project in the Makertjej blog. Check it out here. In their own words, Makertjej was first initiated by Makerspace Stockholm, but is now an international initiative.

Check out what the kids are doing for the Make it VR activity in our Instagram account.

Genuino Day 2016!

Posted by on March 17, 2016



We are looking forward to light the candles for the Genuino Day 2016 on April the 2nd from 13:00 to 17:30 at MINC Malmö.
Are you interested in submitting a cool project or talk? You can submit for either showcasing a project or having a 20 minute talk. Share your process and experiments with us no matter your skill set or age! The deadline for submissions is March, 25th. The selected participants will be provided with lunch.
Other activities include:

  • SIDeR2016 Interactive Exhibition (in collaboration with Malmö Högskola)
  • Kids Corner – FabLab On Wheels/Make it! workshop
  • CTC Education Project
  • ESLOV – hot-plugged smart modules prototype
    The entrance is free of charge. Get a free ticket through our Eventbrite page (we want to set up our office properly for the attendants).
    The event is children friendly and includes activities for them. :)
    Come and sing the birthday song to Genuino in multiple languages! Celebrate with us with awesome projects, talks and great people.
    Vi ses snart! (“see you soon” in Swedish)