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Atmel powers these Maker Faire projects

Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) were under the hood of hundreds of projects at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014.

Some of them could be found in the official Atmel (#205) and Arduino (#204) booths, although the majority were spread out in various locations across the expansive San Mateo Maker Faire grounds.

We’ve done our best to track down a number of projects that are powered by Atmel components, but this is by no means a definitive list. If you’d like your Atmel-based project added to the list, please ping us at @Atmel on Twitter and join the conversation by tweeting #AtmelMakes. We will do our best to accommodate your response ASAP. In the meantime, check out our list below:


Open Garden Hardware

Bare Condcutive

3D printing and micro-manufacturing with Robox

RoboTech Super Car

Wildfire dev board

Arduino controlled train

Bughouse chess clock and a DIY pingpong serving machine

Arduino flex sensor glove

Bionico Hand

Can cells learn?



Crowdsourced Gaming – Balloon Pop!

Dancing water fountain

EDWARD the Robot

Home automation with Arduino

Internet of farming Arduino-based aquaponics

iPhone Controlled Entertainment Center

iQuad Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter

Isopmorphic midi controller keyboard

Kindle Fire VR

Kovacich Overengineering – Custom Lighting Expo

Lil ‘Bot

Makelangelo Art Robot

MakeSmith CNC

ManyLabs: Sensors for Science Education

Mobile 3D scanner

MOJO FPGA dev board



Project Gauntl33t

Smart Aquaponics – an IoT application

Smart Phone Injector Keyboard

The Cluck Bucket: A Solar Egg Incubator


Atmel @ Maker Faire Day 1

Bay Area Maker Faire 2014 kicked off today, with hackers, modders, makers and veteran DIYs showcasing their creations, many of which are powered by Atmel microcontrollers.

Atmel’s booth – #205 – is drawing large crowds, with entire families clustering around to see a wide range of Atmel-based products, including the MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer, Mel Li’s wearable electronics, various Arduino boards, Red Boards, ProtoSnap Pro-Mini, MicroView, FuzzBots, the Phoenar, Touch Board, Hexabugs and uToT Robots.

There are literally thousands of cool creations here at the show so stay tuned for more. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures below! The gallery for Day 2 is available here.












Atmel announces Maker Faire lineup

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning. Over 1,000 Makers will be represented at the upcoming Maker Faire Bay Area, with more than 200 registering as first-time exhibitors.


We at Atmel are once again proud to be a Silversmith Sponsor of Maker Faire Bay Area. We’re also hosting the following star-studded lineup of Makers and presenters at the Atmel booth (#205) who will:

Mel Li, PHD – Demonstrate wearable electronics and DIY laboratory automation, both powered by Atmel MCUs and Arduino boards.

Trevor Zylstra, SparkFun COO – Showcase Red Boards, the ProtoSnap Pro-Mini and wildly popular MicroView.

Quin Etnyre, CEO of Qtechknow – Host the “QTechKnow Olympics” robotic challenge with Arduino, XBee and FuzzBots.

Pamungkas Prawisuda Sumasta, AVR Hero contest winner – Discuss “Phoenar,” a new way of learning to program AVR uC and prototyping electronics on a Mobile phone. The demonstration will include an Atmel-based board equipped with a number of add-ons to highlight several applications including breadboard on-the-go, monitoring heart rates, pedometer and controlling a robot.

Super Awesome Sylvia – Demonstrate various Atmel-powered devices and projects. 

Matt Johnson, Founder of Bare Conductive – Highlight the Touch Board, a capacitive touch prototyping platform powered by an Arduino Leonardo (Atmel ATmega32u4 MCU).

Bob Martin, Atmel’s Wizard of Make and Warp Drive Propulsion Engineer – Hack Hexabugs and demonstrate uToT Robots.


Dan Ujvari, Atmel Sr. Field Applications Engineer – Showcase 3D printing using an Atmel-powered MakerBot Replicator.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 will kick off at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Saturday, May 17, from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, May 18, from 10am to 6pm. 

Tickets are on sale now at http://makerfairebayarea2014.eventbrite.com at advance pricing. Advance ticket sales ($17.50 – $32.50 for a full day pass) take place between March 17 and May 16. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 on May 17 and 18, 2014 ($25.00 – $40.00 for a full day pass). All Makers can be found on the Maker Faire web site at http://makerfaire.com/meet-the-makers.

Can’t make it to the Faire? You can follow @Atmel live on Twitter for event updates, or join the conversation by tweeting #AtmelMakes.