Our Head of Sales Tiziano Galizia visited Maker Faire Rome 2016. Here’s what he saw.

Maker Faire Captain America

This year’s Maker Faire Rome was much bigger than the previous. The venue was switched from Sapienza to the Fiera di Roma exhibition center in Rome.

We did not have a booth like we did last year, but our presence was felt.

Maker Faire Rome 2016

click boards were everywhere at the joint Microchip and Atmel booth (how cool it is to see both together). Microchip has adopted mikroBUS™ for their development boards awhile ago, so you can always count on seeing click board demos under a Microchip banner.

Perhaps Atmel will also start putting mikroBUS™ sockets on their boards as well?

Flip & click, the board that debuted at last year’s Maker Faire Rome, was also to be seen. This time powered by Python, thanks to our friends from Zerynth.

Maker Faire Rome 2016

Over at Mouser’s booth, they were giving away Hexiwear units for free to people who were willing to subscribe to their newsletter. The crowd was so dense that they had to assign three people to handle the applications.

Maker Faire Rome 2016

Digi-Key, also our partner, used the event to launch a new community platform called maker.io. You can see our logo on the banner, so you can expect to see MikroE content on the site as well (currently in Beta)

Maker Faire Rome 2016

As for some non-MikroE related highlights, perhaps the most appropriate thing to share from an Italian Maker Faire is this 3D printed pasta from Barilla.

Maker Faire Rome 2016

And here’s a 3D-printed jaw to chew it with.

Maker Faire Rome 2016

(Actually, it’s an award-winning toothbrush with three heads.)

Maker Faire is a celebration of Makers. For three days all makers can feel like heroes, with no superhero gadgets. But, if you insist, there was a Captain America shield drone, created by one of the Myth Busters hosts.

Maker Faire Captain America

Yours sincerely,
MikroElektronika

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