MEDIA ALERT: Atmel to Showcase the Best of Innovation, Creativity and DIY at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

MEDIA ALERT: Atmel to Showcase the Best of Innovation, Creativity and DIY at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 Company to Sponsor Premiere Event and Host Exciting Lineup of Makers and Presenters

San Mateo, Calif. May 13 2014Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, will be sponsoring and exhibiting at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 in San Mateo, Calif. At the heart of the global maker movement, Atmel AVR 8-bit MCUs and Atmel 32-bit ARM®-based MCUs power Arduino boards, 3D printers and more. Powering connected devices and IoT applications, Atmel’s technologies will be demonstrated at various locations during the show.

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What: May 17-18, 2014
Saturday, May 17: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. PDT
Sunday, May 18: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PDT
Where: Atmel Booth #205
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, Calif. 94403
Who: Join the best of the Maker community at Atmel’s booth:

  • Bob Martin, manager, MCU Central Applications Group at Atmel, will be demonstrating his uToT Robots and how to hack Hexabugs™.
  • Dan Ujvari, senior field applications engineer at Atmel, will be showcasing 3D printing using a MakerBot Printer.
  • Pamungkas Prawisuda Sumasta will demonstrate his project called "Phoenard". Pamungkas' demo will show a new way of learning to program AVR uC and prototyping electronics on a Mobile phone and will show an alternative to Arduino™ board with its uniqueness and several add-ons.
  • Quin Etnyre, CEO of Qtechknow, will be demonstrating his robotics challenges called "Qtechknow Olympics".
  • Mel Li, PhD, will be demonstrating her wearable electronics and DIY laboratory automation who will demonstrate the use of the Atmel processor and an Arduino microcontroller board for DIY, low-cost multi-channel optics control and fluorescence visualization.
  • SparkFun’s Trevor Zylstra will be on hand to show SparkFun Red Boards, the ProtoSnap Pro-Mini and the new MicroView. The first chip-sized Arduino compatible board, using a built-in OLED display.
  • Create super-simple Arduino projects with Sylvia from Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker show.
  • Matt Johnson, founder of Bare Conductive will highlight The Touch Board -- a capacitive touch prototyping platform based off of an Arduino Leonardo using an Atmel ATMEGA32u4.

Atmel partners including ARM and Arduino will showcase the latest in Atmel technology at booths #405 and #204, respectively.

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