a big event here: the ads are on the walls, trams, buses and metro
turnstiles. Looks really cool, and everybody knows about it, our
apartment landlord included.
So with this exposure, we thought, Rome must have lots of makers, and tools and Arduinos sold at every corner. Imagine our surprise when google searches haven't found almost anything about saldatores (italian for soldering iron) when we really needed one (can't take it on a plane) and we only managed to find it after two days of search at some general tools store on the street. Maybe italians are so cool they just stack arduinos when they need to make a device?
Thing is, in our last few days before the travel, we were really busy finishing the commercial projects to send to clients and trying to fit our own projects in any minute left. Managed to assemble three v4 uECGs and USB bases for them, but successfully forgot two uECGs at home and only realized that in Naples. Were really sad about it, but the third uECG v4 still flew with us, so there's that. We also packed:
- a couple older working uECGs
- a new uEMG board and electrodes for it (unsoldered)
- a pair of new DWM1001-based localization modules, and a pair of the older ones
- a working uGlass AR module (attached to glasses)
- a nice round BLE base board with plenty of LEDs, which we've written about in the previous post
- some soldering supplies, wires
- tindie cards, business cards and a poster with the devices and catchy inspirational text about open hardware
- and one kilogram of sweets from Kyiv to give away!
So I guess we still have chances at assembling a nice table. Now we are going to Fiera di Roma by a suburban train – cause the Makerfaire is just outside the city area - to get our Makerfaire badges and prepare the booth for tomorrow, but not before we add some evening Colosseum pictures to this update!
We only got to see it in the evening, and it's so huge. Weird thing is how Italians just go around their business, and it just stands there. Love it here!