FreeIMU Restart

Submitted by freeimu on Thu, 2013-04-04 17:41.

Dear friends, it's been three months since the death of Fabio, and until now we had to make sure on the way in which we want to keep his work alive.

We're his friends at FabLab Torino and Officine Arduino, with us are his girlfriend, his family, and the guys who flew with FreeIMU.

Before setting out the news about Fabio’s website and the continuation of his work, the family would like you to know that most of the organs donated by Fabio at the time of death have given a second chance to many people. And this is already good news.

As for the rest, here's the news:

- Hosting of the site has been paid up to February 2014, the domain will be renewed on expiry, the forum and the site will remain online for the next few years. However we would like to publish a new one to gather and coordinate, in the future, the development of Fabio’s libraries in a collaborative way and adhering to the Open model, of which we are ourselves promoters. We accept suggestions.

- The FreeIMU v0.4r3 will be produced in a new batch of 200, funded by Jussi of Viacopter, with the only difference to mount the most recent version of the altimeter MS5611-01BA03.

We would like to remember that High-Tech Elettronica, the PCB factory, has given us the free production of these two hundred cards, in memory of Fabio.

- A Foundation is being set up to collect the funds that will contribute to a scholarship named Fabio Varesano established by the Department of Informatics of the University of Turin, in collaboration with Officine Arduino. This will continue the research and allow the FreeIMU to evolve.

The Foundation will donate the funds to the University, where, together with those for Fabio’s PhD research, they will constitute the scholarship in his memory.

Officine Arduino, thanks to the direct interest of Massimo Banzi and Davide Gomba, will participate in the first year with a donation consistent with the financial resources, and promote and support the scholarship in future years.

Moreover, our whole share attributable to each FreeIMU marketed will be entirely donated to the Foundation. We will post as soon as possible more information on how to contribute to the scholarship or to make a donation.

Fabio has left us a mountain of ideas, electronic components, soldering irons, but, above all, ideas. Many remain in his head, but for all of us who knew him as a "Maker", remains his most intriguing lesson: the ability to empathize with his interlocutor, and the attention given to everyone, even for beginners.

To deal worthy of his legacy we should act in the same way and, above all, in the same spirit.

Help us too.

Enrico Bassi, Davide Bertola, Katia De Coi, Davide Gomba, Laura Falco, Claudio Indellicati, Pietro Leoni, Matteo Loglio, Franco Magni, Roberto Guido, Arianna Ioli, Stefano Paradiso, Giuseppe Treccarichi, Federico Vanzati, Marco Varesano, Luigi Varesano

Contacts

For tips: freeimu [at] varesano [dot] net

To contact FabLabTorino: info [at] fablabtorino [dot] org

To contact the family of Fabio: varesanoluigi [at] yahoo [dot] it

To contact Arianna, his girlfriend, www.ariannaioli.it

To contact the Department of Computer Science, University of Turin: www.di.unito.it

Anyone wishing to bring a flower to Fabio can go to the cemetery Park area of Turin group 2, zone 108.

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Cari amici, sono passati tre mesi dalla scomparsa di Fabio, e finora non avevamo ancora potuto assicurarvi sulle modalità con le quali vogliamo mantenere viva la sua opera.

Siamo i suoi amici del FabLab di Torino e di Officine Arduino, insieme a noi ci sono la sua ragazza, la sua famiglia, e i ragazzi che volavano con la FreeIMU.

Prima di illustrarvi le novità riguardo il sito di Fabio e la prosecuzione del suo lavoro, la famiglia vorrebbe farvi sapere che buona parte degli organi di Fabio donati al momento della morte hanno dato una seconda possibilità a diverse persone. E questa è già una buona notizia.

Per quanto riguarda il resto ecco le novità:

- L’hosting del sito è stato pagato fino a Febbraio 2014, e il dominio sarà rinnovato alla scadenza, il forum e il sito resteranno online per i prossimi anni. Tuttavia ne vorremmo pubblicare uno nuovo per raccogliere e coordinare, in futuro, lo sviluppo delle librerie di Fabio, in modo collaborativo ed aderente alle modalità Open di cui siamo noi stessi promotori. Accettiamo suggerimenti.

- La FreeIMU v0.4r3 sarà prodotta in un nuovo batch di 200 esemplari finanziati da Jussi di Viacopter, con l'unica differenza di montare la più recente versione dell'altimetro MS5611-01BA03.

Ci fa piacere ricordare che la High-Tech Elettronica, lo stabilimento di produzione delle PCB, ci ha offerto la produzione gratuita di queste duecento schede, in memoria di Fabio.

- E’ in fase di costituzione una Fondazione che raccoglierà i fondi che andranno a contribuire ad una borsa di studio intitolata a Fabio Varesano, istituita dal Dipartimento di Informatica dell’Università di Torino con la collaborazione di Officine Arduino. Questo consentirà di proseguire il lavoro di ricerca e alla FreeIMU di evolvere.

La Fondazione donerà i fondi raccolti all’Università. Questi insieme a quelli destinati alla borsa di studio di Dottorando di Fabio costituiranno, a loro volta, una borsa di studio in suo ricordo.

Anche Officine Arduino, grazie all’interessamento diretto di Massimo Banzi e Davide Gomba, parteciperà al primo anno con una donazione e, compatibilmente con le disponibilità economiche, promuoverà e finanzierà la borsa di studio negli anni futuri.

Inoltre, la quota di nostra spettanza di ogni FreeIMU commercializzata sarà interamente devoluta alla Fondazione. Appena possibile pubblicheremo ulteriori informazioni su come concorrere alla borsa di studio o effettuare una donazione.

Fabio ci ha lasciato una montagna di idee, componenti elettronici, saldatori, ma , soprattutto, idee. Molte rimarranno nella sua testa, ma a noi tutti che lo abbiamo conosciuto come “Maker”, rimane la sua lezione più intrigante: la capacità di empatia con il suo interlocutore, e l’attenzione dedicata a tutti, anche ai principianti.

Per occuparci degnamente della sua eredità dovremo agire nello stesso modo e, soprattutto, nello stesso spirito.

Aiutateci anche voi.

Enrico Bassi, Davide Bertola, Katia De Coi, Davide Gomba, Laura Falco, Claudio Indellicati, Pietro Leoni, Matteo Loglio, Franco Magni, Roberto Guido, Arianna Ioli, Stefano Paradiso, Giuseppe Treccarichi, Federico Vanzati, Marco Varesano, Luigi Varesano

Contatti

Per suggerimenti: freeimu [at] varesano [dot] net

Per contattare il FabLab: info [at] fablabtorino [dot] org

Per contattare la famiglia di Fabio: varesanoluigi [at] yahoo [dot] it

Per contattare Arianna, la sua ragazza, www.ariannaioli.it

Per contattare il Dipartimento di Informatica dell’Università di Torino: www.di.unito.it

Chi volesse portare un fiore a Fabio può recarsi al cimitero Parco di Torino zona gruppo 2 scomparto 108.

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Launchpad Project

Submitted by Teng Yifei (not verified) on Wed, 2013-07-10 10:59.

I've created a new project in launchpad called "freeimu_ex", incorporating all of Fabio Varesano's release history and some of mine improvements to it as well. The address is https://launchpad.net/freeimuex/. It is maintained by an open team where anyone can join. Maybe this could mark a new start of the development of FreeIMU?

Supporting development of FreeIMU

Submitted by Teng Yifei (not verified) on Thu, 2013-06-13 06:56.

I'm a high school student in Singapore. I would also like to support future development of FreeIMU software.

But how to submit patches to the FreeIMU library... There is no apparent link for me to do it. Pardon me for the lack of experience in dealing with open source projects.

I saw a "TODO List" on the FreeIMU development forum and found some ideas there. I actually already implemented one of them, "Sensor Fusion Algorithm Cold Start", but cannot reply to that thread anymore, since there is no one to verify my account.

Thanks you so much for

Submitted by Julio Saunders (not verified) on Fri, 2013-06-07 04:56.

Thanks you so much for sharing the email addresses with the public. I had been looking for it and found it here. Thanks man. Nice content

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Making FreeIMU work with GY-85 on arduino nano.

Submitted by Peter (not verified) on Sat, 2013-05-04 10:10.

When using FreeIMU v0.4 with a GY-85 on an arduino nano(using the quaternion-sample for the arduino and the cube one for processing) I get very slow movement of the cube that does not seem to be related to the movement I apply to the device.

My current connections are

Arduino <-> GY-85

A1 - G_INT
A2 - A_INT
A3 - M_DRDY
A4 - SDA
A5 - SCL
A6(also connected to arduino's ground) - GND
A7 - 3.3V
5V - VCC_IN

What do I have to change in the source code for it to work with freeimu?

nice to see that his friends

Submitted by Nuno Estanqueiro (not verified) on Tue, 2013-04-30 16:59.

nice to see that his friends and family share his way of thinking... Wonderfull project. I'll try to contribute as much as I can.

Good luck for this new beggining

Nuno Estanqueiro

Accept my deepest condolences.

Submitted by Himanshu (not verified) on Mon, 2013-04-29 22:01.

He was a great innovator and a source of inspiration for my Final Year Project. I learned a lot from your tips at this website, cannot thank you enough.

May your soul rest in peace.

This is great! i would like

Submitted by Carlos (not verified) on Wed, 2013-04-17 11:51.

This is great! i would like to support the work started by fabio, it has been of great help for me, actually now i have Freeimus integrated in my project, i'll try to post a picture. I'll be happy to help, thanks to all of you for keeping alive this wonderful work.

Sad news, good news

Submitted by Carlos (not verified) on Fri, 2013-04-05 11:05.

I was astonished yesterday when I knew about the death of Fabio reaching this blog. To his family, girlfriend and friends my deepest sympaties. It was a wonderfull human being which cared about sharing his vast amount of knowledge with others. I learned a lot with him. It is very good news to preserve his legacy and memory and continue to foster his work.

Carlos

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