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1  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Female version Seeeduino on: December 18, 2012, 10:28:46 am
There is a part of me (my feminist side) that finds such targeting condescending...

Adults wishing that gender stereotypes don't exist won't make it so.

Little girls that play with toy cars and little boys that play with dolls are the exceptions.

I agree with crOsh. I find the title "female arduino" a bit problematic. (my first thought actually was "huh - they already have female pins".

cr0sh was not suggesting that the stereotypes dont exist - he was (I believe) commenting that there is no need to reinforce them. Calling this a "female" arduino somehow suggests that all the others (except maybe the lillypad, cause its purple :-S ) are a for men.

Dont get me wrong. I love the design, and I think many girls will like it. But just call it "Matryoshka-Duino" or whatnot.

Calling it a female arduino implicitly saying "Hello girls - electronics are a mans domain. So you cant relate to it. But hey. You can relate to dolls. So now we have made a doll shaped arduino, which you can relate to". Its also saying "Hello guys. Look we put a lot of effort into this design. Therefore its not for you. Electronics which are designed beautiful are not your domain".


I know you will probably say that I am interpreting too much into this, but if you give it some thought, the message is implicitly there. Also - Seedstudio - I am not trying to frame you as sexists or something. I do not think you intend to say what I believe the implicit message is. I applaud you for your creative design - I really like it. I just suggest you think about how you want to market this.


Hi Cr0sh and fkeel, thank you so much for sharing your opinions with us. This new version Seeeduino is called 'female version' is because the board has the shape of a cute little girl. It doesn't mean this board is designed only for lady makers.

Sorry that we did not define it clearly in the first place. This board should be taken as a combination of arts and technology. By designing this new version Seeeduino, Seeed wants to show that technology can be cute.

By combining arts and technology, we can create a bunch of cool and aesthetic stuff, which might surprise us! In the long run, we will have more cooperation with people from different fields, to have more versatile products.

Please don't be misled by the silly definition we gave to this board earlier. Thanks again for pointing it out and giving us the chance to clarify the misunderstanding.

Currently we are collecting ideas for giving this board a name, which will be used when we launch this new product to the market. Hope you guys could share your creative ideas with us^^

Thanks again for your invaluable ideas:)
2  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Female version Seeeduino on: December 17, 2012, 08:38:24 pm
I've always been a fan of your arduino compatible designs and glad to see you are still actively supporting open sourced designs. This product does have a nice 'cute factor'.  smiley-wink

One question about your posted pictures on this new product. In one picture you show a led stuck into the shield pins with no series current limiting resistor. Is such a resistor wired between the AVR output pin and the shield pin? If not I encourage you to fix that picture as it just perpetuates a problem for many beginners where the oldest original arduino board design did wire a series limiting resistor between the AVR output pin and the shield pin (only on arduino pin #13) but in later designs the built in resistor only limits the on-board led and does not protect the output pin from external connected leds.

How about calling it Godzillauino?


Thank you very much for pointing it out smiley-razz. It was technically incorrect. And we've changed the picture smiley-wink.Sorry that we weren't thinking carefully while posting the picture, which misled people. While plugging the LED there, we weren't thinking about the exact pins, it was just to show that the new version Seeeduino is not only beautiful but also fully functional. From technical point of view, this is really a silly mistake.  :smiley-sweat:Sorry again, and thank you so much for reminding us^^
3  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Female version Seeeduino on: December 17, 2012, 08:27:19 pm
Another silly name...
If the male device is a Seeeduino then a female one could be called an Eggduino.
4  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Female version Seeeduino on: December 17, 2012, 08:09:43 pm
That's cool!

5  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Female version Seeeduino on: December 17, 2012, 08:08:26 pm
I suggest Dollduino as a name for it.

It kinda resembles those Russian dolls, doesn't it?

Thank you so much for sharing^^
You are right:) It does resemble the Russian dolls^^
6  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Re: Female version Seeeduino on: December 17, 2012, 08:05:22 pm
Excellent! It's really cute and appealing (I'm a 50 year old blokey bloke by the way). Love the doll shape - similar to those ones that all fit inside each other. My wife is Polish and they play with those as kids - So that fits with shields going together.

Will be great for youngsters of both sexes. I'll ask my wife and her friends what they think too for a ladies perspective.

My suggestion for a name is not to go too nerdy and technical with it:

How about "Sheeduino" for a name?

I would buy it as a starter kit for youngsters in my family.

We are so glad to know that you like it:) Thank you so so much for asking for more perspectives to give it a suitable name:)
7  Community / Exhibition / Gallery / Female version Seeeduino on: December 17, 2012, 02:33:38 am

Hey dear friends, to make Open Hardware product more aesthetic and accessible to people of different backgrounds, we've tried to cooperate with artists, and the first step is: we've come up with a new version Seeeduino!

Later on, we will have more products based on this one, such as basic kit, wearable eletronics and so forth.  In the long run, we will have more cooprations with musicians, artists, and have more versatile products.

This cute board doesn't have a name yet. Do you have any idea about giving it a suitable name? Welcome to share your creactivity with us^^ Thanks a bunch!
8  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Seeeduino - an unofficial update of Diecimila on: September 04, 2008, 07:06:03 pm
Sorry for posting in wrong section, republished here:
9  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: LCD shield and/or LCD serial backpack on: September 18, 2008, 10:34:40 am
If there are enough people interested, we are glad to host for a new batch of PCBs. Check it out here:

10  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re:  Burning the Bootloader without ¬†AVR-Writer on: November 07, 2008, 10:29:53 am
How is the difficulty packing the scripts and command line into an universal graphic program? A lot of people got to be frustrating with the command line operations.

We made one with Bitbang and ICSP ping out, inspired by this very thread.

11  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: KS0108 LCD touch shield on: November 24, 2010, 06:33:19 am
Sure, why not? smiley
12  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: What do you prefer for an extreme small Arduino? on: April 27, 2010, 06:25:49 am
We might have only 10 0.1" pitch holes for easy prototyping, and keep the rest for FPC connection, like stacking shields but in a chain way.  
13  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / What do you prefer for an extreme small Arduino? on: April 27, 2010, 01:38:56 am
Some thoughts under experiment:
It could be based on 4mm*4mm MU series,
It could be stackable by FPC,
It could reuse current shield whenever necessary,
It could be as small as a stamp,
It could be as thin as a bookmark,
It could be scrolled around your wrist,
It could be attached in your belt,
And it could still be a full functional arduino...

14  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Custom PCB Ordering on: November 20, 2008, 03:21:11 am
If it's going to be open source, check here smiley
15  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Small RGB LED Matrix? on: April 26, 2009, 08:44:57 pm
Maybe some 1206 SMT RGB dotmatrix will be fun? smiley-wink
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