UDOO http://www.udoo.org UDOO Board Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:56:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 Mouser: a new worldwide distributor for UDOO NEO, DUAL, QUAD http://www.udoo.org/mouser-a-new-worldwide-distributor-for-udoo-neo-dual-quad/ http://www.udoo.org/mouser-a-new-worldwide-distributor-for-udoo-neo-dual-quad/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:48:50 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=7348 Dear UDOOers, we’re ready to announce that Mouser Electronics is officially, from now on, worldwide distributor of UDOO NEO. Mouser Electronics is already a distributor of UDOO DUAL and QUAD, so this new parternship qualifies the company as a distributor of the entire UDOO product line all over the world. “We are very happy to […]

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Dear UDOOers,
we’re ready to announce that Mouser Electronics is officially, from now on, worldwide distributor of UDOO NEO. Mouser Electronics is already a distributor of UDOO DUAL and QUAD, so this new parternship qualifies the company as a distributor of the entire UDOO product line all over the world.

“We are very happy to start this relationship with Mouser to cover markets worldwide,” says Alessandro Santini, Sales Manager for UDOO. “Mouser is known for its focus on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, ensuring that products will be readily available to customers around the world. This is a beneficial partnership for everyone involved as demand for embedded devices and IoT applications and products continues to grow.”

“UDOO’s single-board computers are helping drive the growth of the Internet of Things as design engineers need tools to quickly prototype solutions and speed-up their time-to-market,” said Russell Rasor, Vice President, Supplier Management, Advanced Technologies for Mouser Electronics. “With our focus on supporting the design cycle we now have a better way to fulfill demand for this technology across the globe with UDOO’s innovative products.”

To learn more visit http://www.mouser.com/udoo.

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Santa Claus comes earlier this year: up to 10% discount for Black Friday! http://www.udoo.org/santa-claus-comes-earlier-this-year-up-to-10-discount-for-black-friday-2/ http://www.udoo.org/santa-claus-comes-earlier-this-year-up-to-10-discount-for-black-friday-2/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:23:21 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=7327 Dear folks, have you happened to see Santa Claus passing through these days? We have! He told us it’s because of Black Friday, and guess what? He got lots of UDOO Boards in his bag! For those of you who don’t know what the hell it is, Black Friday is a special day of discounts […]

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Dear folks,
have you happened to see Santa Claus passing through these days? We have! He told us it’s because of Black Friday, and guess what? He got lots of UDOO Boards in his bag! For those of you who don’t know what the hell it is, Black Friday is a special day of discounts worldwide, and for this occasion we’ve decided to prepare a worthy offer for you: up to 10% discount on UDOO Neo, Dual and Quad – whatever model – and lots of UDOO Accessories!!!

So what are you waiting for? Seize this opportunity: Santa Claus comes earlier this year!
But hurry up: Friday is about to end!

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UDOObuntu 2 BETA 5 for NEO FULL/EXTENDED is here! http://www.udoo.org/udoobuntu-2-beta-5-for-neo-fullextended-is-here/ http://www.udoo.org/udoobuntu-2-beta-5-for-neo-fullextended-is-here/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:24:06 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=7272 Dear mates, here we are to announce some good Friday news. UDOObuntu 2 for NEO FULL & EXTENDED First of all: UDOObuntu 2 Beta 5 for UDOO NEO FULL & EXTENDED is out. You can obviously find it in the downloads – we tweaked this page a bit, you noticed? Anyway, what’s new? Bluetooth service […]

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Dear mates,
here we are to announce some good Friday news.

UDOObuntu 2 for NEO FULL & EXTENDED

First of all: UDOObuntu 2 Beta 5 for UDOO NEO FULL & EXTENDED is out.
You can obviously find it in the downloads – we tweaked this page a bit, you noticed?
Anyway, what’s new?

  • Bluetooth service starts earlier to avoid possible device attach timeouts. Still some stuff needs to be implemented or improved;
  • UDOObuntu 2 no longer makes you preinstall a lot of rarely used packages (e.g. printer and scanner support), leading to fewer background processes to save CPU and RAM. You can still reinstall such packages from Software Center if you like;
  • if there’s no Internet connection, default system date is 2015-01-01 instead of 1970-01-01. This allows to access captive portals requiring HTTPS;
  • Desktop files permissions fixed;
  • the first boot is faster since SSH keys are regenerated in background;
  • The Web Control Panel‘s been updated;
  • some core packages (e.g. X11, pcmanfm) has been rebuilt to optimize and reduce RAM usage.

Testing and Bug-Tracking

Are you experienced with Linux and GitHub? You love embedded projects and wanna give us some help? We want you. Come share the bugs you spotted on GitHub!

Get Started NEO

We’ve improved the Get-Started-Neo with more videotutorials and made a general cleanup. We hope it’s clearer this way, but we wait for your impressions. Drop us a line in the comments!

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UDOO NEO is now available on sale (and that’s not all) http://www.udoo.org/udoo-neo-is-now-available-on-sale-and-thats-not-all/ http://www.udoo.org/udoo-neo-is-now-available-on-sale-and-thats-not-all/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:18:26 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6973 Fellow UDOOers, we are here to announce the news you are all waiting for: UDOO NEO is now available on sale in our shop! But there’s some more news you’ll be happy to hear: 1) Three models We took you into accounts, fellow UDOOers. To allow the widest variety of options we went for 3 […]

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Fellow UDOOers,
we are here to announce the news you are all waiting for: UDOO NEO is now available on sale in our shop! But there’s some more news you’ll be happy to hear:

1) Three models

We took you into accounts, fellow UDOOers. To allow the widest variety of options we went for 3 models:

UDOO NEO BASIC

UDOO NEO BASIC features 512 MB of RAM, Ethernet, no Wi-Fi, no Bluetooth, no motion sensor.
Price: $49,90

UDOO NEO EXTENDED

UDOO NEO EXTENDED features 1GB of RAM, no Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and motion sensors.
Price: $59,90

UDOO NEO FULL

UDOO NEO FULL features 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and motion sensors.
Price: $64.90

2) Awesome news about the UDOO Shop

There are many news regarding the UDOO Shop:

Go get UDOO NEO guys!
Cheers!

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Armbian by Igor Pečovnik, i.e. Debian Jessie for UDOO Neo http://www.udoo.org/armbian-by-igor-pecovnik-i-e-debian-jessie-for-udoo-neo/ http://www.udoo.org/armbian-by-igor-pecovnik-i-e-debian-jessie-for-udoo-neo/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:43:47 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6961 Dear fellow UDOOers, another flash yet precious news you may have lost in the cracks of your busy life: the first non-official Linux distro for UDOO Neo is out. Based on Debian Jessie. Compiled from scratch, built on Kernel 3.14.55, suitable for strong Linux badasses. ‘Course there are some bugs, like the wireless driver not […]

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Dear fellow UDOOers,
another flash yet precious news you may have lost in the cracks of your busy life: the first non-official Linux distro for UDOO Neo is out. Based on Debian Jessie. Compiled from scratch, built on Kernel 3.14.55, suitable for strong Linux badasses.
‘Course there are some bugs, like the wireless driver not working yet, but mates, it’s a beta version of a newly released hardware! Impressive, isn’t it?
It’s a server version, a light one, with no graphical interface for real terminal-addicted folks.
Nice weekend guys with ARMBIAN by Igor Pečovnik, fellow UDOOer.

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OpenELEC 6.0. for UDOO Dual / Quad http://www.udoo.org/openelec-6-0-for-udoo-dual-quad/ http://www.udoo.org/openelec-6-0-for-udoo-dual-quad/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:18:10 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6946 Hey guys, flash news: OpenELEC 6.0.0. for UDOO Dual / Quad is finally available thanks to the relentless, creative vpeter! Please, leave a message on his page to give him your metaphorical high five. Consider that OpenELEC 6.0. has been released just 3 days ago, and vpeter has already ported it for UDOO!!! (╯✧∇✧)╯ Here’s […]

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Hey guys,
flash news: OpenELEC 6.0.0. for UDOO Dual / Quad is finally available thanks to the relentless, creative vpeter! Please, leave a message on his page to give him your metaphorical high five. Consider that OpenELEC 6.0. has been released just 3 days ago, and vpeter has already ported it for UDOO!!!

(╯✧∇✧)╯

Here’s where to download the latest version of OpenELEC 6.0. As always you can find the image among the other ones in the Downloads section of this website.
And here it is the release note about OpenELEC 6.0.0.. For reporting issues there’s this topic.

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Make/Florence: because true Makers never stop http://www.udoo.org/makeflorence-because-true-makers-never-stop/ http://www.udoo.org/makeflorence-because-true-makers-never-stop/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:36:35 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6810 If you’re not sated after this wonderful October, then we got something for you. Make/Florence is the natural continuation of Re/Active, a project about education of young people towards the innovation process that encompass all business in the textile, paper, lightning and shoe industries organized by the buddies of Fondazione Tema and MIT Mobile Experience […]

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If you’re not sated after this wonderful October, then we got something for you.
Make/Florence is the natural continuation of Re/Active, a project about education of young people towards the innovation process that encompass all business in the textile, paper, lightning and shoe industries organized by the buddies of Fondazione Tema and MIT Mobile Experience Lab.

Aim of the Make-a-thon is to create a prototype of “Souvenir from Florence“. The winner shall exploit trailblazers technologies in the digital fabrication domain. The event will be inaugurated by a conference with experts and protagonists of innovation in the craftsmanship field about the common horizon between craft, education, technology and work opportunities in Italy.

But you have to register within 1 November to take part in the competition! Five multi-disciplinary teams will be created and will get involved in a 4-days cutthroat challenge!

Awards

Each member of the winning team will get

  • one UDOO Board
  • one FabLab Florence card as a member of the FabLab
  • one course module at IED Florence

Whether the prototype would become a product it will be featured and put on sale on Maketank!

Speakers

Antonio Rizzo, UDOO co-founder and scientific coordinator, as well as Interaction Design guru and Cognitive Science expert, will be a speaker at the event. Other notable speakers are Federico Casalegno, Associate Professor of the Practice and founder and Director of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, Lucio Ferella, FabLab Florence Coordinator, Marco Bani, Head of the Technical Secratariat for the Agency for Digital Italy, and finally Alessandro Colombo, Director of IED Florence.

Sponsors and Partners

We’ve almost forgotten! We are a partner of the event, as well as IED, Stefano Bemer Firenze, Tosco, Il Papiro, Lenzi Egisto, FabLab Florence and Associazione Osservatorio Mestieri dell’Arte.
Sponsors of the events are 3D Italy, Kentstrapper, The FabLab, and Trotec.

For more information about Make/Florence visit the related website.

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The UDOO’s Odyssey in the Maker Universe – and this is just October http://www.udoo.org/the-udoos-odyssey-in-the-maker-universe-and-this-is-just-october/ http://www.udoo.org/the-udoos-odyssey-in-the-maker-universe-and-this-is-just-october/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:01:29 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6715 Turns out October is the month of innovation! On October 15 the World’s First India (Mini) Maker Faire (that we proudly sponsored) skyrocketed, and just the next day Maker Faire Rome officially started. A Woodstock for Makers We had the opportunity to talk with Alessandro Francescon, inventor of Geduino, autonomous open-source UDOO-based social robot. For […]

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Turns out October is the month of innovation! On October 15 the World’s First India (Mini) Maker Faire (that we proudly sponsored) skyrocketed,

Maker Faire Bangalore
Hackaday Prize
Arduino girl
Maker Faire Bangalore

and just the next day Maker Faire Rome officially started.

A Woodstock for Makers

We had the opportunity to talk with Alessandro Francescon, inventor of Geduino, autonomous open-source UDOO-based social robot.

For the moment it exploits real-time 3D mapping algorithms to move itself in the environment, but Alessandro has lots of ideas to make it an unforgettable friend, such as voice control and a screen already featured on the robot. Imagine to say: “Hey Geduino, come here and show me the schematics of UDOO Quad.” And then it comes, like a genie in a bottle, to help you out. Wouldn’t it be wonderful?

What else? Here’s a bunch of photos to give you a taste of the energy you feel at Maker Faire Rome.

At Maker Faire Rome we also met the guys of 3DBoss, a startup that won the Eni call for Big Hack and thus is going to fly to MIT with a UDOO-based 3D Printer! Hurrah!

And it’s not the end: on October 23 to 25 the UDOO Team took part in HackUMass, the largest hackathon in Pioneer Valley (more than 500 hackers for a 36 hours hacking marathon).

But we all know you’re on a nail-based diet and only robots can relieve your stress. So if you, as expected, will still be looking for a GPIO to plug yourself into in November, well, we are damned prepared to tackle your addiction-to-innovation!

Here it is Make/Florence, the Make-a-thon dedicated to innovation in craftsmanship that will be held at IED in Florence on 17 to 20 November in collaboration with Boston’s MIT Mobile Experience Lab.

Wanna know more?

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UDOO Bricks: LEGO®-like programmable modules to augment your board http://www.udoo.org/udoo-bricks-lego-like-programmable-modules-to-augment-your-board/ http://www.udoo.org/udoo-bricks-lego-like-programmable-modules-to-augment-your-board/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:31:23 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6624 Dear guys, LEGO® has been in our life since we were kids, and sometimes we surrender to nostalgia. Wouldn’t it be nice to build and dismantle real buildings on the fly, brick after brick? What we aim to capture with UDOO Bricks is exactly this spirit: take it easy, take it modular. So you remember […]

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Dear guys,
LEGO® has been in our life since we were kids, and sometimes we surrender to nostalgia. Wouldn’t it be nice to build and dismantle real buildings on the fly, brick after brick? What we aim to capture with UDOO Bricks is exactly this spirit: take it easy, take it modular.

So you remember the Snap-in Connector we told you about during UDOO Neo’s Kickstarter campaign, do you? As declared, we’re going to reward Kickstarter backers that picked a reward including UDOO with an extra (barometer/altimeter + temperature) sensor and an extra temperature sensor.

Well, these sensors are our first UDOO Bricks.

UDOO Bricks – because the world is built one brick at a time

UDOO Bricks

UDOO Bricks are programmable modules you can use to augment a UDOO Board and make it more versatile.
On UDOO Neo you attach them to the Snap-in Connector into the I2C and they work pretty out-of-the-box. On UDOO Dual and Quad you will need to make a bit of soldering instead to plug them.

In the video you can appreciate the Temperature Sensor measuring temperature and the Barometer Sensor measuring pressure and temperature. As you can see the temperature raises the more you hold the sensor in your hand.

But the coolest aspect of these UDOO Bricks is that they work along a cascade configuration. This way you can attach multiple sensors on the same board without wasting space in a truly intuitive way. This moment we are testing long cables too, and we are also brainstorming on the sensors we could focus on. So we came out with Another Brick in the Board, to let you express and tell us exactly which Brick would you prefer to be in our store, and eventually, create them!

Some ideas

  • Temperature Brick
  • Barometric Brick
  • Bistatic Brick
  • Light Brick (that doesn’t measure Midi-chlorians)
  • Humidity Brick
  • Your Brick —-> EXACTLY!

To give you some ideas we picked a few projects to give you a taste of what you could build by yourself if you have will.



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UDOO & Maker Faire Rome: 2 Talks, 1 Workshop for Kids and 1 UDOO Board to be won http://www.udoo.org/udoo-maker-faire-rome-2-talks-1-workshop-for-kids-and-1-udoo-board-to-be-won/ http://www.udoo.org/udoo-maker-faire-rome-2-talks-1-workshop-for-kids-and-1-udoo-board-to-be-won/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:13:11 +0000 http://www.udoo.org/?p=6686 Dear folks, today is Monday and Maker Faire Rome is going to happen on Friday! Can you deal with it? On our part we are hyper-excited and we’ll relieve this robot-addiction by preparing an immersive videogame for you and a surprise from a galaxy far, far away(!). But since we are not telling you what […]

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Dear folks,
today is Monday and Maker Faire Rome is going to happen on Friday! Can you deal with it? On our part we are hyper-excited and we’ll relieve this robot-addiction by preparing an immersive videogame for you and a surprise from a galaxy far, far away(!).

But since we are not telling you what is about – come check by yourself, we’re at Pavillon G Booth 12 – let’s take a look at our talks and workshops. Finally we got listed on the Workshop Schedule of Maker Faire Rome so you can share the good news.

We want to stress the point that no prior knowledge of computer science or electronics is required to attend the talks/workshops.

The Map of Maker Faire Rome

Map of Maker Faire Rome 2015
We are more or less at the entrance of the faire.
You can also download the map to get a sense of the hugeness of the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth and mark our location on the map.

UDOO Neo, the IoT board: Linux, Arduino, Wireless and Embedded Sensors to make your home smart

UDOO Neo, the IoT Platform
This is a talk for beginners and budding Makers to help you make your first steps in the IoT domain with UDOO Neo and its enabling features such as the Arduino-compatible microcontroller, the embedded motion sensors, the wireless module and the lean computing capabilities.
We will introduce to the UDOO universe with a fancy smart home application.

The talk will be held on Saturday 17 October at ROOM 6, from 1.45 PM to 2.45 PM.

Developing physical computing solution with UDOO and Android App Inventor in few minutes

UDOO and App Inventor
With this talk we want to guide you through the development of an Android App to interact with the physical world by exploiting the power of App Inventor.

You will be guided in building a lottery-like application with App Inventor and UDOO, and the winner of the raffle will be awarded with a UDOO Board!

To get an idea of what this is all about, here’s an explanative video.

The talk will be held on Saturday 17 October at ROOM 7, from 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM

UDOO – Developing an App for IoT with App Inventor and UDOO

Together with Codemotion we’re happy to host a workshop about App Inventor and UDOO, this time for a younger audience, so it will take place in the Kids Area, 3000 square metres dedicated to children and teenagers from 5 to 16 years old!

The workshop will be held at ROOM 20 on Friday 16 October from 3.45 PM to 5.15 PM.

See you there!

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