On March 27th, from 10 to 11:30 am, we held our annual Arduino Day event. The theme for this year’s event was “Undistancing: Open makes us closer”. More than ever, we need to leverage open-source technologies to unite humanity, because we have the power to shorten physical distance by creating opportunities to collaborate, to innovate and to bring people together online so we can explore new ideas and find solutions to real problems using technologies.
This virtual and global celebration introduces the public to the exciting world of Arduino: an open-source hardware and software project and user community that designs and manufactures single-board kits for building digital devices. The full recording of the event is available on the 4th Space YouTube channel.
Twelve participants from all strands of life presented a variety of projects, ranging from embedded wearables, robotic arms, automated gardens or rovers. They came from various neighbourhoods in Montreal, Québec City, Florida and Mozambique.
Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson is an Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Program Director for the MA in Educational Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Instructional Technology at Concordia University, and holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture. She is Associate Director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and Director of the Milieux makerspace initiative.