Preview: Maker Faire Rome

Just days after taking center stage at World Maker Faire in New York, Atmel is getting ready to kick off Maker Faire Rome 2014 at Renzo Piano’s Auditorium Parco della Musica, a Makers village of nearly 70,000-square meters. Once again a Silver Sponsor of the event, we will be shining the spotlight on the latest Arduino and Arduino-related projects.


As they say, “When in Rome, do as the Makers do.” That means, be sure to stop by our booth (FSP107), where we’ll be showcasing the latest in Atmel powered tech including:

Bob Martin, also known as Atmel’s Wizard of Make and Warp Drive Propulsion Engineer, will be demonstrating uToT Robots and hacking Hexbugs.


Maker Mel Li, Ph.D. will be wearing her latest Atmel powered wings. 

Monique Martin will be on hand to showcase an interactive display around the beehive colony collapse. 


Quin Etnyre, 13-year-old CEO of QTechknow, will be hosting his robotics challenge, “The Qtechknow Olympics.”

SparkFun will be joining us in our booth to run a number of soldering workshops, where participants will have the chance to solder new PTH SparkFun interactive badges!


And after his incredibly popular debut, AVR Man will return to the Atmel booth in Rome. Capture the moment by taking a snapshot with the Maker community’s favorite superhero…

Maker Faire Rome is set for October 3-5, 2014. Can’t make it to the Faire? You can always follow @Atmel live on Twitter for the latest updates, trends and happenings from the show. Tweet #AtmelMakes!

A braille printer, a retro robot, a marshmallow canon, or perhaps even a prototype of the next big IoT device? If you’re feeling inspired this weekend go and make something, don’t forget to submit your 8-bit idea for a chance to win $1,500 in cash, social stardom and of course, some Atmel swag.

While we wait for the weekend, let’s take a look back at last year’s event.


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