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1141  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: wiki please on: March 16, 2006, 06:42:24 am
btw we never had any problems letting people add content to the main wiki.
anybody who wants to do that (and has a clue on what to write smiley ) is welcome.

in our "editorial" plan there is the introduction of a wiki called "playground" where people can create their homegrown documentation

articles that are particularly good will be moved to the main site.

what's holding me back at the moment is that I want to integrate the wiki with the forum so that people who are already registered with the forum don't have to re-register for the wiki

if there is a php wizard who wants to do the it would be good.

BTW in the meantime the playground is open... no somebody has to design a template for it...
beltran is the admin (and username).la password e' il nome della strada dove vivi (solo i cognome)
in italian we say "hai voluto la bici? adesso pedala" smiley


1142  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Weird serial values on: March 14, 2006, 02:25:09 pm
The problem with your code is that printing on the serial port is a slow process while the signals coming from the sensor move fast.

try something like this

val = analogRead(1);

if (val > 100) {

this will read very fast the input and will print only the values that are more than 100... (this is a random number , you need to find the right value for you) this will make your app more responsive.

hope this helps

1143  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Buying a I/O Board on: February 01, 2006, 11:40:38 pm

it should be very quick... 3 days is strange...maybe the email got caught in some spam filter

try also g [dot] martino [at] smartprojects [dot] it

please in the future don't write full email addresses on the forum.. they get harvested by spammers smiley-sad(

1144  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Buying a I/O Board on: August 08, 2005, 05:36:09 pm
Just a little update. we are now in the construction phase of 200 Boards that will start to be ready from the 5th of september (in time for david's class at malmo).
We have an agreement with the company that is manufacturing the boards that they will setup a website (which they are building now) where anybody will be able to buy boards and get them shipped with minimal effort.
The projected cost is still 20EUR quantity one with a bit of discount for larger quantities. New on the agenda is the production of an extra 1000...
1145  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Quick questions about Arduino developments on: January 27, 2006, 03:07:54 am
Altough we havent really written any code on it yet smiley

I think it shouldn't be too difficult to send OSC commands on the network.

1146  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: Quick questions about Arduino developments on: January 24, 2006, 03:07:23 pm
hey chris

The reality of facts is that we are overwhelmed by the success of arduino at the moment smiley

We're all super busy running workshop and working on our regular jobs. We are recruiting new members for the team which will improve the documentation soon.

A lot of the so called "shields" are used in our commercial projects and are working. we simply don't have the time to document them properly.

The bluetooth board uses a simple bluetooth to serial module sold by elfa. it's working but we never released it because we were not happy about the lack of flexibility on the bluetooth side.

We have now an arduino ethernet board at prototype stage. we are testing it.  You'll see pictures of it on the website tonight.

I'll have a chat with david and we'll update the roadmap

thanks for the feedback


1147  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: arduino en español on: September 28, 2005, 08:54:35 pm
Generally we tend to use english because whatever we write in the forum can be of use to other people later on.

but as a gesture of love for my fellow EU citizens I've opened a forum called Español.

( I hope tomorrow I won't have to open others for catalan, gallego and the other 15 official languages of spain smiley)))


1148  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Tinkerkit modules on: September 26, 2010, 03:01:58 am
we are officially introducing the modules at maker faire and they go on sale on the 18 of october

1149  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: October 01, 2010, 04:41:25 pm
about the VID and PID issue..

We are required to purchase a VID from the USB IF in order to sell usb devices. The contract that we signed with the USB IF specifically FORBIDS us from giving away PIDs
for your reading pleasure :
""The company set forth above hereby applies for a USB Vendor ID
Number and agrees to the following: The USB Implementers Forum is the
authority which assigns and maintains all USB Vendor ID Numbers. Each
Vendor ID Number is assigned to one company for its sole and exclusive
use, along with associated Product ID Numbers. They may not be sold,
transferred, or used by others, directly or indirectly, except in
special circumstances and then only upon prior written approval by
USB-IF. Unauthorized use of assigned or unassigned USB Vendor ID
Numbers and associated Product ID Numbers are strictly prohibited."

Having said this i'm negotiating to them so that we can release a PID to whoever wants to build a board for non-commercial purposes. (if they want to sell they have to buy a VID or use a chip from a vendor that releases a PID )

We have been incredibly open as usual and released everything the day after we announced the products. Anybody can build an exact replica of the Arduino UNO with no restrictions.

1150  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: October 01, 2010, 04:35:21 pm

It's the same time as always and it was made in italy as always.we don't manufacture in china. full stop.
If you make a lot of boards a very small number can, by mistake, end up being sold when they shouldn't have.

the full response is here

BTW it is much better to contact us directly with your questions instead of spending days speculating without any information.

1151  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: September 27, 2010, 08:35:13 pm
I'm glad that you all realised it was a storm in a teacup. I just wished some people who were stirring up the community would have just checked the facts before writing.

Arduino believes in open source and wants to lower the barrier to entry to microcontroller programming. We have been working on this stuff when nobody gave a damn and we have created a whole market around it.

If you were at Maker Faire you would have seen the number of small businesses that have grown around Arduino and how 16 year old kids are setting up companies that make robots (and dozens of other stories)

I'm very proud of the work we have done and the contribution we have given to the community.

I also understand that some people will simply complain no matter what because that's just easy... It's like the fat bloke in the armchair complaining about how his football team is playing... From the armchair it all looks easy but when you're the one running around on the field is a different story. smiley)

now go get a beer people smiley


1152  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: September 27, 2010, 11:16:19 am
The blog post that announces the Arduino 20 Release mentions that the source is now in github.

We moved to github to make it easier for the community to contribute to the project.

1153  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: September 27, 2010, 11:09:32 am

I'm still in NYC and it will take a bit of time for me to write a long and articulated reply to this thread but I would like to write two small personal observations (as massimo and not as Arduino):

* These is a lot of FUD in this discussion. I would like to thank jon oxer for his support and understanding what we are doing.

* cloners are ONLY the ones who take the reference file , delete "reference design" and manufacture it and sell it as "Arduino" i.e. they don't add anything to the community or the platform. they just make money by conning people into thinking they are buying an official board.
We caught an official distributor who was selling (defective) clones at the same price of the original claiming they were original. We terminated their relationship to us.

All the other people who are building upon the Arduino platform to make their own board, provide their own innovation and sell putting their name on it are a VERY VERY welcome part of the community. The follow the spirit of the Open Source Hardware movement that we have contributed to create.

now can you all chill out for a second?


1154  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: September 26, 2010, 09:15:58 pm
hello all

thanks for the feedback

about the PID VID "we will not be issuing PID numbers outside of the official Arduino boards"

each usb processor has an internal serial number that is used to recognise which board is which, no problem having multiple boards plugged in.

The Arduino 20 released today has support fron the new naming of ports on linux.

1155  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Closed (ouch) or Open Hardware new Uno's ? on: September 26, 2010, 08:40:50 am

there is no intention to lock anybody and anything out of Arduino.
The IDE will always work with anything that shows up as a serial port.

the only difference is that when you plug an Arduino made by Arduino it says "Arduino". It's a nice touch and better user experience.

The source code for what runs inside the 8u2 will be released in the next few days and anybody can build one if they like.

We worked with the amazing dean camera (creator of lufa) so that we could provide more possibilities for Arduino users to create while staying compatible with previous boards.

On the other hand I do feel that Arduino has to provide customers of its own boards some nice extras and this is one of those

The FTDI chip is just a microcontroller running a closed source firmware, this one is 1000% more open source but nobody is bitching at FTDI for not releasing their code.

Personal note (not an official Arduino position) why on earth every time there is a change in Arduino a conspiracy theory has to come up?
What the hell do you think we are? Microsoft?
electronichobby1 if that's your way to keep an open mind I'm scared smiley

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