LARGEST GENUINO DAY HELD IN MANILA

*Photos courtesy of Diego Ramos, Elaine Cedillo, and Angelo Javier.

Genuino Day 2016 Manila: Guidelines for Participants and FAQs

Guidelines for Participants

I. Entrance and Registration

IMPORTANT: Please note that participants are required to confirm your slot by getting eventbrite tickets on or before March 15.

On April 2, you are required to bring a proof of identification AND a copy of the eventbrite ticket. It can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. For those who will avail the student rates, please bring your school ID and/or registration form. Ticket will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.

  • Walk-ins may be allowed to enter but charged a Php700.00 walk-in fee, so make sure to register prior to the event to get the discounted rates.
  • Registration starts at 9:00 am, followed by a short welcome and briefing. Participants are requested to come on time. If you only want to attend specific talks/activities, you can do so.

II. Schedule of activities

Please refer to the official event website: thinklab.ph/genuinoday
The actual topics and/or activities may change without prior notice

III. During the event

  1. The goal of the event is to bring the Philippine Arduino community together to learn and share experience about Arduino while having a fun celebration of Arduino’s birthday. We would like this event to be interactive as possible so feel free to ask questions and/or share your knowledge, opinions and personal experience regarding the topic. Let us learn from each other! It does not matter if you are a newbie or a pro, there’s always something new to discover as well as ideas to contribute. 🙂
  2. Only selected projects will be given a slot for Project Showcase sessions. You are still welcome to bring your Arduino projects, just let us know beforehand. There will be a freetalk and open session to give a chance to those who also want to share their projects or learnings about Arduino.
  3. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner towards the community and their fellow participants during the event.
  4. Participants are responsible for the safety of their belongings & Arduino projects, the organizers will not be held liable for any loss or damage during the event.

IV. Please note the following are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

  1. Unauthorized selling of any product or service inside the event venue. Only sponsors, official Arduino distributors, and sellers of Arduino compatible devices that have been authorized by the organizers are allowed to have a booth to sell Arduino related products/service. If you would like to be a sponsor please let us know.
  2. Networking activities that are not related to Arduino Day.
  3. Any activity that disrupts the flow of the program or cause inconvenience to the organizers/other participants. Any activity that cause damage to equipment, property, and/or project exhibits within the event premises.

 

Frequently asked questions

1. How do I know if I have a slot for Arduino Day Manila?
2. Is the event for free?
3. I already signed up on WordPress but I did not receive an invitation via email. Can I still attend?
4. I received an invitation from Thinklab but something came up and I’m not sure if I can attend / I can no longer attend. What should I do?
5. Are walk-ins allowed on Arduino Day?
6. Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
7. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
8. What can/can’t I bring to the event?
9. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
10. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
11. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
12. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

1. How do I know if I have a slot for Arduino Day Manila?
You should receive Eventbrite tickets for the event whether you are a free pass holder, all access pass holder, volunteer, or exhibitor .  Tickets are limited and will serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc. If ticket ran out and you don’t get one, you will need to pay the walk-in fee of Php700.
On April 2, you are required bring a proof of identification and a copy of the eventbrite ticket. It can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name and email that appears on the ticket is the same as your ID. This will serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc. Please note that it is strictly one person per ticket.
2. Is the event for free?
The event is 100% free for those who signed up  for and have FREE PASSES tickets as well as to project exhibitors and volunteers. The Early bird fee for ALL-ACCESS PASS is Php 300 for Students and Php500 for Professionals. Students need to bring their School ID / registration form to avail of Student rates.
If you are not on the guestlist (no tickets and not registered) you are considered a walk-in participant, walk-in fee is Php700.
3. I already signed up on WordPress but I did not receive an invitation via email. Can I still attend?
Please follow up with secretariat@thinklab.com so we can send you invites. Or get your tickets directly at: EVENTBRITE If you have further clarifications regarding this, kindly contact us to confirm regarding attendance slots.
4. I received an invitation from Thinklab but something came up and I’m not sure if I can attend / I can no longer attend. What should I do?
Free passes are non-transferable. ALL-ACCESS pass can be transferred, but you are required to notify ThinkLab via email. Please send a message with Subject: Genuino Day Ticket Transfer Notification to secretariat@thinklab.ph
If you no longer want to attend, unclaimed tickets will be given to others. If you were able to get a ticket but you can’t make it, please still notify us asap so others can go instead.
5. Are walk-ins allowed on Arduino Day?
If there’s an available space inside the venue and you are willing to pay the Php700.00 walk-in fee, you are more than willing to join us, however, Genuino day shirts are not guaranteed.
6. Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
Yes, you are required to present an ID at the building lobby and for registration purposes. Students are required to bring their valid school ID and/orregistration form.
7. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
TBD
8. What can/can’t I bring to the event?
You are welcome to bring your Arduino projects, just let us know beforehand. There will be a freetalk and open session to give a chance to those who also want to share their projects or learnings about Arduino. For safety purposes, projects with fire hazards, and hazardous parts and materials are not allowed inside the premises.
Due to the limited space on the venue, projects that will be brought for live demo/showcase should be limited to the following dimensions:2x2ft. If your project exceeds that, we suggest that you show pictures/videos as demo instead.
Lunch will be provided but you can opt to bring your own food. Restaurants are also available in the building and nearby establishments.
9. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us here
10. Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Free passes are non-transferable. ALL-ACCESS pass can be transferred, but you are required to notify ThinkLab via email. Please send a message with Subject: Genuino Day Ticket Transfer Notification to secretariat@thinklab.ph
Please ensure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
11. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a proof of identification AND a copy of the eventbrite ticket or confirmation email. Ticket can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
12. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
THINKLAB Raspberry Pi 2 Workshop 2016

THINKLAB Raspberry Pi 2 Workshop 2016

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Good News Thinkers! Another new way to Create, Invent and Innovate!

Have you heard about the Raspberry Pi 2? Thinklab will have another Raspberry Pi 2 Programming and Interfacing Workshop this 2016! There will be hands-on activities throughout the workshop, each participant gets to use and take-home your very own Raspberry Pi 2.

Early Bird PROMO!!!

Reserve a slot this February 2016 and get  up to Php 1500 off! Or Register to both Rpi and Gizduino workshop for only Php11,000!

Raspberry Pi 2 Programming and Applications Workshop

March 5 , 2016 (Saturday) – Day 1: Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Basic Applications

March 12, 2016 (Saturday) – Day 2: Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi VIA SERIAL UART

March 19 , 2016 (Saturday) – Day 3: Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi VIA THE INTERNET / INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

TIME: 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
PROMO Rate:  All three sessions  for only 6,000 each for groups of 3 or more (Inclusive of take- home Raspberry Pi 2) 

Fees (Regular) Workshop only *with Raspberry Pi 2
Per session fee (1 day) Php 3,000 Php 4,000
Student Price (for undergrad only, 1 day) Php 2,500 Php 3,500
All three sessions Php 6,500 Php 7,500
Student Price (3 sessions) Php 5,500 Php 6,500
 
 Contact us to know how to secure slots for the workshop and avail of our special promo.
Tentative venue: UP Diliman, Quezon City
Lecture discussion and hands-on exercises
1 Lecturer and Assisting Facilitator/s (as needed)
REQUIREMENTS :

  •  Recommended background in Linux & Python Programming (preferred, but first-timers are welcome)
  •  For those who are not attending Day 1, a background in basic Raspberry Pi Programming is required.
  •  1A micro USB cellphone/gadget charger , laptop

**Venue and date are final unless participants are notified otherwise. In case of changes, registered participants will be notified via SMS AND email. 

Want to know more? Check these out:

RASPBERRY PI 2

*Raspberry Pi logo and trademark owned by Raspberry Pi Foundation

THINKLAB Raspberry Pi Workshop June 6, 13 and 20 , 2015

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Good News Thinkers! Another new way to Create, Invent and Innovate!

Have you heard about the Raspberry Pi? Thinklab is excited to offer another Raspberry Pi Programming and Interfacing Workshop this June 2015!

Sign up to receive latest updates regarding this and Register on or before May 15 to avail 500 pesos off!

Raspberry Pi Programming and Applications Workshop

June 6, 2015 (Saturday) – Day 1: Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Basic Applications

June 13 , 2015 (Saturday) – Day 2: Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi VIA SERIAL UART

June 20, 2015 (Saturday) – Day 3: Interfacing with the Raspberry Pi VIA THE INTERNET / INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

TIME: 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register on or before May 15 to avail 500 pesos off!

Fees (Regular) Workshop only *with Raspberry Pi
Per session fee Php 3,000 Php 4,000
Student Price (for undergrad only) Php 2,000 Php 3,000
All three sessions Php 6,500 Php 7,500
Student Price (3 sessions) Php 5,500 Php 6,500
 
 Contact us to know how to secure slots for the workshop and avail of our special promo.
Tentative venue: UP Diliman, Quezon City
Lecture discussion and hands-on exercises
1 Lecturer and Assisting Facilitator/s (as needed)
REQUIREMENTS :

  •  Recommended background in Linux & Python Programming (preferred, but first-timers are welcome)
  •  For those who are not attending Day 1, a background in basic Raspberry Pi Programming is required.
  •  1A micro USB cellphone/gadget charger , laptop (optional)

**Venue and date are final unless participants are notified otherwise. In case of changes, registered participants will be notified via SMS AND email. 

Want to know more? Check these out:

RASPBERRY PI 2

*Raspberry Pi logo and trademark owned by Raspberry Pi Foundation

Thinklab Robotics Competition 2015 Survey

Something awesome is brewing at Thinklab! Please answer the survey below to help us come up with the best robotics competition for everyone. Everyone interested can answer and submit the form below. In case you are not familiar about the Tagisang Robotics competition, here is a short background:

The Tagisang Robotics: Design, Build and Play (TRC) is a varsity type robotics competition for private and public high students developed by the  Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). Thinklab is pround to be the official training partner for the competition since it started in 2011 until 2014. You can read more about TRC here.

Thinklab Gizduino EX Workshop May 16, 23 and 30, 2015

Thinklab Gizduino EX Workshop May 16, 23 and 30, 2015

 UPDATE: PROMO EXTENDED!!! 

Avail of our 2+1 PROMO — Reserve and attend as a pair, bring a friend for free!

New Schedule Summary:
May 16, 23 and 30, 2015 (Saturdays) Gizduino EX – Arduino Microcontroller Programming and Applications Workshop (Three-Day Comprehensive Workshop)

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Our Gizduino EX workshops are back this summer, join us for another AWESOME Learning Experience at THINKLAB. Avail of our 2+1 PROMO — Reserve and attend as a pair, bring a friend for free! That is 3 slots for the price of 2.

Learn how to program your very own GIZDUINO Microcontroller (Arduino-based) and use it together with different components to create your very own ARDUINO project!

Here at ThinkLab we always emphasize having FUN while LEARNING! So, come and join us in this 3-day Weekend Workshops and have some FUN FUN FUN while you LEARN LEARN LEARN!

Pre-register here:

For more info contact us at our numbers >> https://thinklabph.wordpress.com/contact-us/

** Gizduino Blink Challenge for Participants (Application: Running Lights, Traffic Lights, LED Indicators)

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Do you need someone who has expertise to help you with your project?

Worry no more! Visit us at THINKCAFE now!

FREE CONSULTATION (on your first visit) **

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Title: Gizduino EX – Arduino Microcontroller Programming and Applications Workshop (Three-Day Comprehensive Workshop)

 
Date: May 16, 23 and 30, 2015  (Saturdays)
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Registration starts at 9:45am
 PROMOS  Reserve on or before April 30, 2015 and get Php 500 Early Bird discount!*2+1 PROMO! — Reserve and attend as a pair, bring a friend for free! That is 3 slots for the price of 2.
Venue: Taft Avenue, Manila (exact venue to be announced)
Description: A hands-on workshop on microcontroller programming, its fundamental routines, and popular microcontroller applications
Format: Lecture discussion and hands-on exercises
Equipment: Participants are advised to bring their own laptops to be able to perform the hands-on activities. In case you are not able to do so, please advise us at least 2 days prior to the workshop. Materials will be provided by ThinkLab.
Personnel: 1 Lecturer and 1 Assisting Facilitator
Platform: Arduino Microcontroller
Language: C Programming Language
 SCHEDULE:
9:45AM to 10:00AM Registration
10:00AM to 12:00NN Part 1 of the lecture, discussion and hands-on activities
12:00NN to 1:00PM Break
1:00PM to 4:00PM Part 2 of the lecture discussion and hands-on activities
4:00PM to 5:00PM Open Forum / Consultation / additional activities
Topics Covered:
•     Introduction to the Arduino Microcontroller platform•     The Gizduino Microcontroller•     Interfacing Fundamentals•     Arduino C language•     Serial Communication•     Digital Input/Output•     Advanced Digital Input/Output•     Interfacing with LCD Display•     Analog Input/Output•     Analog to Digital Conversion (Analog Input)•     Digital to Analog Conversion (Analog Output)•     Interfacing with Motors

•     Using Wireless Communication devices

•     Using the Bluetooth Shield

•     Demonstration of Arduino Based Projects of ThinkLab

FREEBIES AND GIVEAWAYS :•           GIZDUINO Microcontroller and USB Cable•           CERTIFICATE of course completion•           SOFT COPY of lecture slides, software and sample codes used in the exercises
Payment Details:
1. Down payment will be required upon reservation. The remaining balance will be paid on the workshop date.

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For inquiries and other concerns you may contact us at:

email: secretariat@thinklab.ph

Add us up on FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/thinklab.secretariat
Like our FACEBOOK PAGE : http://www.facebook.com/thinklab.ph
Or message us thru SMS : 0917.643.1161
Or give us a call at : (02) 861.1531
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*only one promo can be availed per participant

Arduino Day 2015 Manila: Guidelines for Participants and FAQs

Guidelines for Participants

I. Entrance and Registration

IMPORTANT: Please note that participants are required to confirm your slot by getting eventbrite tickets on or before March 25.

On March 28, please bring a proof of identification AND a copy of the eventbrite ticket or confirmation email. It can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. Ticket will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.

  • Everyone who registered via http://wp.me/p3LnBI-9S are now welcome to attend (even without the tickets) just no guaranteed food stubs.
  • Walk-ins may not be allowed to enter due to the limited capacity of the event area or be charged a Php100.00 walk-in fee, so make sure to register prior to the event to get FREE entrance.
  • Registration starts at 10:00 am, followed by a short welcome and briefing. Participants are requested to come on time. If you only want to attend specific talks/activities, you can do so.

II. Schedule of activities

Please refer to the official event website: https://thinklabph.wordpress.com/arduinod15manila/
The actual topics and/or activities may change without prior notice

III. During the event

  1. The goal of the event is to bring the Philippine Arduino community together to learn and share experience about Arduino while having a fun celebration of Arduino’s birthday. We would like this event to be interactive as possible so feel free to ask questions and/or share your knowledge, opinions and personal experience regarding the topic. Let us learn from each other! It does not matter if you are a newbie or a pro, there’s always something new to discover as well as ideas to contribute. 🙂
  2. Only selected projects will be given a slot for Project Showcase sessions. You are still welcome to bring your Arduino projects, just let us know beforehand. There will be a freetalk and open session to give a chance to those who also want to share their projects or learnings about Arduino.
  3. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner towards the community and their fellow participants during the event.
  4. Participants are responsible for the safety of their belongings & Arduino projects, the organizers will not be held liable for any loss or damage during the event.

IV. Please note the following are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

  1. Unauthorized selling of any product or service inside the event venue. Only sponsors, official Arduino distributors, and sellers of Arduino compatible devices that have been authorized by the organizers are allowed to have a booth to sell Arduino related products/service. If you would like to be a sponsor please let us know.
  2. Networking activities that are not related to Arduino Day.
  3. Any activity that disrupts the flow of the program or cause inconvenience to the organizers/other participants. Any activity that cause damage to equipment, property, and/or project exhibits within the event premises.

 

Frequently asked questions

1. How do I know if I have a slot for Arduino Day Manila?
2. Is the event for free?
3. I already signed up on WordPress but I did not receive an invitation via email. Can I still attend?
4. I received an invitation from Thinklab but something came up and I’m not sure if I can attend / I can no longer attend. What should I do?
5. Are walk-ins allowed on Arduino Day?
6. Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
7. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
8. What can/can’t I bring to the event?
9. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
10. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
11. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
12. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

1. How do I know if I have a slot for Arduino Day Manila?
Everyone who registered via http://wp.me/p3LnBI-9S are welcome to attend. You should receive an email invitation from ThinkLab which  contains a link to a eventbrite page where you can get free online tickets for the event.  Tickets are limited and will serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc. If ticket ran out and you don’t get one, you can still attend, just no guaranteed seat or food stubs.
On March 28, please bring a proof of identification and a copy of the eventbrite ticket or confirmation email. It can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name and email that appears on the ticket is the same as your ID. This will serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc. Please note that it is strictly one person per ticket. Only invited participants can get a ticket for the event.
2. Is the event for free?
The event is 100% free for those who signed up and have tickets. If you don’t have tickets but registered we’ll also let you in for free.
If you are not on the guestlist (no tickets and not registered) you are considered a walk-in participant.
3. I already signed up on WordPress but I did not receive an invitation via email. Can I still attend?
Yes! However we cannot guarantee you a seat or stub for snacks. We would like to welcome everyone as much as possible however the venue can only hold a certain number of people. As long as you signed up via the WordPress form you are eligible to attend. If you have further clarifications regarding this, kindly contact us to confirm regarding attendance slots.
4. I received an invitation from Thinklab but something came up and I’m not sure if I can attend / I can no longer attend. What should I do?
Please only get a ticket if you are already sure that you will attend. If you’re still unsure, kindly let us know and we will reserve your slot until March 26. If you do not confirm by then, we will give a chance to others who wish to attend.
If you no longer want to attend, unclaimed tickets will be given to others. If you were able to get a ticket but you can’t make it, please still notify us asap so others can go instead.
5. Are walk-ins allowed on Arduino Day?
If there’s an available space inside the venue and you are willing to pay the Php100.00 walk-in fee then why not?, otherwise no, sorry 😦 If you are not on the guestlist (no tickets and not registered), you are considered as a walk-in participant.
6. Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
Yes, you are required to present an ID at the building lobby and for registration purposes.
7. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Event venue is walking distance from MRT Ayala Ave. Station. There are also various public transport (bus, fx, etc.) available along Ayala Ave and Makati Ave.
6750 Office tower is beside Makati Shangri La Hotel and near Glorietta 3
Pay Parking is available on the building. There are also various pay parking space available nearby such as Glorietta, The Link, Greenbelt, etc.
8. What can/can’t I bring to the event?
You are welcome to bring your Arduino projects, just let us know beforehand. There will be a freetalk and open session to give a chance to those who also want to share their projects or learnings about Arduino.
Due to the limited space on the venue, projects that will be brought for live demo/showcase should be limited to the following dimensions:__________. If your project exceeds that, we suggest that you show pictures/videos as demo instead.
Light snacks will be provided but you can opt to bring your own food. Restaurants are also available in the building and nearby malls/establishments.
9. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us here
10. Is my registration/ticket transferable?
No. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
11. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a proof of identification AND a copy of the eventbrite ticket or confirmation email. Ticket can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
12. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.