2015 Arduino Day Malmö at MINC

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Let’s power the LEDs candles on the Arduino cake the 28th of March!


Get your tickets at Eventbrite https://2015arduinoday-verkstad.eventbrite.com. The entrance is free of charge. Come from 13:00 to 18:00 to MINC, located at Anckargripsgatan 3, Malmö (in front of Orkanen).

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: If you have a nice project or idea that you want to present apply here and participate either in the showroom at the projects area or by giving a 20 minutes talk. The selected projects will be provided with catering (lunch) and beers after the event. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 13th.


  • Online hangout with Arduino offices around the globe
  • Talks (education, technology, Internet of Things and more)
  • Light installation
  • Arduino Verkstad demos (CTC educational program and Svante robot)
  • Projects Showroom

*Stay tuned for a detailed schedule with the list of participants, information and timings.

The event is open to all, come join us and sing the birthday song to Arduino in multiple languages!


PELARS @ Dublin

Posted by on February 25, 2015

The last two days we have been working with our PELARS (Practice-based Experiential Learning Analytics Research And Support) project in Dublin. We were are the general assembly meeting where all the project partners (12 in total) came to discuss about the progress of the project.
The main goal of this project is to create a learning analytics system (LAS). The LAS is a complex tool that integrates computer vision, specifically designed furniture, and a new generation of Arduino modules and IDE. The LAS is meant to inform three different kinds of stakeholders: students, teachers, and researchers.


Each one of the LAS’ users will get the chance to learn from the information captured by the system. Students will get reports about their progress, while teachers will get to understand whether some of the concepts being studied in class are understood properly. We, the researchers, are going to get the opportunity to learn about which are the issues people face when building projects in a collaborative setting.

The PELARS GA meeting took place at NCAD (National College of Art and Design) in Dublin, built at the site of an old Whisky brewery. The school is an amazing show of how a design school should be. There are modelling studios, painting studios, CGI ones, courses in physical computing, a great carpentry with everything you could find at a FabLab.

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: http://learningmaking.eu


Nordic IoT Hackathon 2015

Posted by on February 13, 2015
As partners of the Nordic Internet of Things Hackathon 2015 in collaboration with Mobile Heights & the MVD Project, we openly invite all programmers, interaction designers, professionals and enthusiasts to a 50 hour competition for attendees from any part of the globe no matter their technical skills. The organisation is ready to pay travel expenses to up 10 teams from outside Sweden. Submit your idea or project proposal within the Hackathon’s framework and if it gets accepted we will fly you here to compete against the other teams.

The application is open for projects within two different topics: Smart Transportation or Smart Home. The best projects will get to negotiate with EON (Electric Utility Service Provider) or Skanetraffiken (Transportation Services for the Skåne Region) for its implementation.

Presentations, code, samples, a place to sleep (we will try to find accommodation for you, but you could also stay hacking through the night), food and many caffeine will be provided. The spots are limited to 10 teams for up to 5 members, so register your idea asap!

The Hackathon will happen on April 10-12, 2015 at the Mobile Heights Center, Lund, Sweden and it is kindly supported by Malmö municipality, Mobile Heights, MAPCI, Skånetrafiken, EON, Arduino Verkstad, Malmö University, Softhouse, MOD.CAM, IBM, Vinnova, Vasakronan and Ericsson.

Register your project here: http://nordiciothackathon.com/

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Arduino Day 2015: Saturday 28th of March

Posted by on February 3, 2015

A year has passed already, so save the date!




We are very happy to announce that Arduino Verkstad Malmö is getting ready for the 2015 Arduino Day. Prepare yourself to celebrate Arduino for the second time all over the world!



Stay tuned for updates at http://arduinoday.tv Hashtag: #ArduinoD15

CTC Technology Fair Barcelona 2014-2015

Posted by on February 2, 2015

Last weekend we went to Barcelona for the CTC Barcelona Technology Fair held at Cosmo Caixa where 780 kids mounted and exhibited 212 projects made within our Creative Technologies in the Classroom Program. 52 schools and 104 technology teachers collaborated with us in teaching technology to secondary education in Spain.
Thanks Cosmo Caixa, EduCaixa, Obra Social “La Caixa”, Departament d’Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya and Ultralab.


For more pictures go to this Ultralab Flickr Album.



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Sonic workshop during Easter

Posted by on March 31, 2014



Have some free time during Easter? And want to learn how to make toys and trinkets come alive with sound? We are hosting a three-day workshop in making sonic toys in Fabriken from the 14th to the 16th of April. It’s a workshop suitable for kids between 10-13 but if you are younger you can always bring a parent to get some help, with soldering for instance.


- Day one you’ll learn basics in programming with Arduino and also how to make tunes using this.

- Day two we will make the circuits and you’ll solder your own one.

- Day three the circuit will be integrated in your toy!


You can bring your own toy to integrate the sound in, and we will also have some things here to use if you can’t think of anything to bring. Bring your own laptop with Arduino IDE installed, you can find it here. The workshop is held from 9am to 12am, and there will be a pause to eat your snack pack if you get hungry.


You will need to sign up for the workshop, and you do that at Fabriken’s Eventbrite page.


Arduino Day is coming up

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Hey hey hey,

Arduino Day (29 March 2014) is coming up and everyone is busy preparing. We have lots of activities for the young and old and those familiar with Arduino and those who haven’t but are curious. One of the things we’ll be making is a 25-days of gifts box. Here’s a preview of it:



Here are the rest of the Arduino Day activities where you can join in and contribute:

    • David will be opening Arduino Day activities with an intro to Arduino
    • Xun will be making a unique LED clock
    • Kristoffer will be 3D printing Turning Torso vases (inspired by Malmo’s Turning Torso)
    • Clara and Laura will be hosting a Arduino-dessert contest and introduce our educational projects
    • Eric will be ready with kits for the laser cutter
    • Tien will present a “25 Days of Gifts box”
    • Quinn will be preparing an awesome Arduino 10th Birthday Cake
    • Stina and Davey will keep the peace – you know how rowdy Makers can get
    • There will be a Show-and-Tell of local Arduino projects
    • We’ll be connecting with Denmark’s hackerspace – Labitat

Even though we’re working hard, we found time to take a break and take out our new powerboat…



Cheers and we’ll see you on Arduino Day!


David struts his couture wearing a gift from Quinn
David struts his couture wearing a gift from Quinn

Sex Toy prototyping workshop in April

Posted by on March 21, 2014



On April 26th – 27th, we will co-host a weekend workshop in prototyping sex toys at Fabriken, giving you a chance to try out design and prototyping with a twist of spring feelings!


Sponsors for this event are Oliver & Eva who will also visit the workshop to give some insight in new things happening in the world of sex toys, with an inspirational approach and norm critic perspective.


This workshop can be especially suitable for interaction designers looking to try some new ground, remember that this is a prototyping workshop to make a novelty item – but hopefully a first step to creating something bodysafe and usable!


Hangouts and workshops coming up

Posted by on March 5, 2014


Hey merry makers! We have some fun stuff coming up here, take a look!

This Friday you can join the Arduino afterwork in Fabriken from 5pm to 10pm. There will be Arduino starter kits to buy and get going with, and we will also sell some snacks and soft drinks. You do not have to sign up for this. Here’s some info in Swedish on the Stpln website: http://stpln.se/event/fabrikens-aw-arduino/

During a few days of the Easter break, the 14th-16th of April, there will be a workshop for younger people and families where you will create your own musical/sonic toy. You’ll learn some basic programming and electronic assembling during these days, not to forget making a cool toy: http://stpln.se/event/sportlovet-bygg-en-sonisk-leksak-3-2/

We also have another sonic family workshop coming up next weekend, find more info here: http://stpln.se/event/familjworkshop-music-box/