Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Arduino, open source hardware and bottom up innovation

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Massimo Banzi

DATE: Thursday, May 5th, 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-006, Black building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 16.00

Arduino is an open source electronics prototyping platform designed for beginners and people without a technical background in general.
Over the years it has enjoyed a quite rapid growth becoming the tool of choice
for designers, artists, inventors and makers in general.
In this talk we'll discuss the guiding principles of Arduino and show several examples of projects that people have done with it.

Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.
He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions like: Architectural Association - London, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, FH Potsdam, Domus Academy, Medialab Madrid, Escola Superior de Disseny Barcelona, ARS Electronica Linz, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Doors of Perception Amsterdam.
Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and
Contact massimo (at)

High Res photos available here

HOST: Mauro Prevostini


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