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Bend's First Mini-Maker Faire Style Event Focused on Arduino Technology, Celebrating the Arduino Technology 10th Anniversary

From: David R.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:03 PM

Bend's First Mini-Maker Faire Style Event Focused on Arduino Technology, Celebrating the Arduino Technology 10th Anniversary

Central Oregon Makers:

All Central Oregon Makers are invited to come to the Arduino Day Open House event, Saturday March 29 presented by the Bend Arduino Group. This celebration will be in the Mini-Maker Faire-Style tradition, focused on Arduino technology. We are participating as part of the worldwide event observing the 10th anniversary of Arduino technology

We are inviting anyone with an interest in Arduino to come down to the Open House at the downtown library to see some of the best Arduino projects in Central Oregon and find out about Arduino technology. In addition you will meet all the other local people who are working on Arduino.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Downtown Bend Library

If you want to attend, just come down to the library on Saturday afternoon.

If you want to display your favorite Arduino project, please contact David Robson, organizer [address removed] or through the Bend Arduino Group website

Arduino Day is a world-wide celebration of Arduino’s First 10 years

The Bend Arduino Group is in partnership with Tech Alliance and The Deschutes County Library to bring free electronics technology education to individuals of all ages in Central Oregon.  A schedule of Arduino Introductory Course events at all Deschutes County Library branches will be announced at the Arduino Day Open House.

March 10, 2014 (Bend, Oregon) — What exactly is Arduino? According to the official website “Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. "It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” If that still doesn’t clear things up, know that Arduino is cool, hip and is the powerful economic engine in the Maker movement. Arduino technology was created for the average person without advanced engineering knowledge to build amazing and interesting devices of their own creation. We will have information at the event of 1,000 creative devices that have been built using Arduino technology. We also will have "Getting Started" information for everyone to quickly and easily start building devices using Arduino.

Learn about Arduino and watch technology in action at the Downtown Bend Library on Saturday, March 29 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public and is part of the worldwide celebration of Arduino.

Arduino Day is 24 hours full of events, all over the world, both official and independent where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences and learn more. David Robson, organizer of the event and members of the Bend Arduino Group will be on hand to explain Arduino’s multi-purpose, real world, applications. We are asking everyone active in Arduino technology to come and meet others and bring their favorite project. “We’ll have Arduino projects on display, including the newly upgraded high school team's Solar Car that uses Arduino technology for the dashboard control system, an Arduino-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with live first person camera and GPS navigation, a diagnostic device invented by local equine entrepreneur, Kelly Barnett that aims to save lame horses from being euthanized thereby revolutionizing the equine field,  projects for the high school robotics team and many projects from members of the Bend Arduino Group.

"If you are wondering want you can do with Arduino, we will have information for 1,000 fully documented Arduino projects and we will have detailed information to totally get started with Arduino technology.”  People are welcome to drop by anytime from 1PM to 4 PM for demonstrations and information.

The Arduino Open House is a precursor to Arduino  "Getting Started" training workshops that will be included in the Library’s Summer Reading schedule. Thanks to the support of local organizations and businesses including, The Tech Alliance of Central Oregon, SmartWaiver, Strategic Realty and the Bend Arduino Group, 20 Arduino Starter Kits will be available for workshop participants to experience Arduino. If you are interested in the attending one of the free Arduino Introductory Courses coming up go to the Bend Arduino Group and join. Dates and locations will be introduced on March 29 at the Arduino Day event and announced on the Bend Arduino Group website.

David Robson


Bend Arduino Group

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