Job opportunity for Java Developers!

Posted by on March 25, 2015

Arduino, the company behind the wildly popular open-source hardware platform, is looking for an experienced, full time, Java Developer for a temporary position (3+ months). We need someone with good skills in html5/javascript to work at our office in Malmö, Sweden.
 
Skills & Requirements
 
- At least 2+ Year of working in Java Development is a must
- Experience with Html5 and Javascript
- MVC and OOP knowledge is required for the full understanding of the tasks
- Eclipse and debugger tools is a must
- Git understanding is a must for us, we use the Github workflow
- Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken, also Swedish and Spanish is a plus but not a requirement
- Availability to start at the beginning of APRIL is a must
 
Additional Assets
 
- Experience with the JFX or similar graphic programming toolsets
- Understanding of backend services in webapps
- Experience with UI development and having some understandings of interface design
- Experience with SCRUM as a development process
- Comfortable with working in multidisciplinary teams, for example with Graphic Designers, and generally in a team-oriented environment
- An open mind and and ability to think outside the box, after all, we are
 
How to apply
 
If you meet these requirements, we’d love for you to get in touch. We need you
ASAP! Please send us your CV (and/or Linkedin page) and links to any projects
you have previously developed (please specify exactly what you did, and how, for
each of them) to jobs-verkstad@arduino.cc before April 1st. Additionally, in order to expedite the process we would be grateful if you would indicate your preferred salary range.
 

Connected Appliances Tests @ WiLabs2, iMinds, Belgium

Posted by on March 11, 2015

David Cuartielles and Ernesto López from our hardware team just came back from the w-iLab.t Zwijnaarde, that is a generic wireless testbed located at Ghent’s University, in Belgium. They had the opportunity to go there to perform tests for our connected appliances project SandS (Social&Smart).
 
The location is very impressing and it is equipped with 60 wireless nodes with Bluetooth, Ethernet and WiFi interfaces. There are as well 16 moving access points installed on top of hacked Roomba Robots. More pictures available here.
 
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6 Arduino Yun boards and 4 SandS motherboards were placed (our white-labelled motherboard for connected home appliances) for running stress tests on the wireless connection. We want to check how a connected kitchen would behave in the presence of many other WiFi enabled devices.
 
The team spent two days configuring an experimental set up to run tests remotely from our office in Malmö, Sweden. Once the firsts tests are completed, we will introduce as many interference sources as possible by means of virtual nodes (that can be simulated at the lab), an induction cooking plate and radio signals to test the system’s limitations.
 
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Hackfest, London Festival of Education, 2015

Posted by on March 4, 2015

Our  interaction designer Clara Leivas just came back from representing Arduino Verkstad at the Hackfest London 2015 last Friday and Saturday. The event was held by the Institute of Education at the University of London and consisted of exploring the use and purpose of sensor-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) applications for the Internet of Things. Young students from Greg City Academy were invited on Friday to develop solutions to real problems using Arduino physical computing devices in 48 hours.


Some of the projects included the following prototypes: a robotic guide for people with visual impairments, a remote control glove for switching the lights and a physical coin sorter. They also got to present their projects to the audience of the London Festival of Education.

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This event was part of the PELARS research project.


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

 

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!

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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.

Activities:

  • 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!

https://day.arduino.cc/

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.


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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.
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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

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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!

 

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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!

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

CTC Technology Fair Barcelona 2014-2015

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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

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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.