Comment Below with Your Build a Present Project Proposal to Celebrate the 16th Anniversary of the Arduino Uno!
It's 2021, about to turn to 2022 and the health food craze that swept the world as soon as Generation X turned into the Millennial, then morphed into Generation X, Y, and Z has devastated the Ooompa Loompa community. Charlie Bucket, who took over control of the Chocolate Factory from Willy Wonka, and by all accounts was a benevolent owner; introducing pensions, profit sharing (Oompa Loompas included), never laying off an employee no matter how incompetent the performance, and also (by the way) offering free college tuition to any factory worker and their extended (ridiculously extended, actually) family "as long as they asked"; has long bankrupted the original company and control has been divested to a series of multinational conglomerates. Secrecy of all things in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory was displaced by radical transparency during the Charlie Bucket era and it was not long before factory secret recipes spread like wild fire over YouTube, and later Reddit, and it was not long before the demands of innovation resulted in a fair amount of burnout among Oompa Loompa factory workers. Once the corporate world took over the factory, Oompa Loompas who could no longer perform to optimal standards, such as those who became tired or had any personal issues, became expendable. This led to a lot of Oompa Loompas losing their jobs at the factory.
It was against this backdrop that small group of technically minded Oompa Loompas, who were recently let go, began getting interested in fun electronics projects. They began fooling around on Arduino Unos and discovered the element14 community where they could do as many Arduino Uno projects as they wanted to, due to lack of required components necessary to enter into Project14 contests. Needing something to do, and also realizing that there were more things to life than being paid in cocoa beans, they agreed to work for element14 for the sole purpose of a shopping cart to go along with more cocoa beans then they had before. Under terms of the agreement, they only have to work for element14 for the duration of the 2021 holiday season.
One of their first projects, probably a case of shameless nostalgia, was to go on an epic quest to find exactly five Golden Mini Arduinos. When asked whether this was a case of Oompa Loompas simply trying to relive their Willy Wonka glory days, an e14 Oompa Loompa who insisted on remaining anonymous became immediately defensive:
"I don't know how you can equate Five Golden Tickets with Five Golden Mini Arduino Unos. The two things are totally different." - annonymous e14 Oompa Loompa
As luck had it, Arduino was secretly producing Arduino Mini Gold at which point it was decided during a recent board meeting that it was probably beneficial to listen to what the e14 Oompa Loompas had to say. They were right about the existence of Golden Mini Arduinos, long before that information became public.
Arduino is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Arduino Uno by releasing a limited edition version of the iconic Arduino Uno. with a board called the Arduino Uno Mini Gold. This post will be updated as more details become available.
Build a Present to Give to Arduino
If you are interested in giving Arduino a present that uses an Arduino Uno board then join the Build a Present group and comment below with your present for Arduino. Having problems deciding what gift to build for Arduino's present? Scroll down through gift giving guide below to check out awesome projects made by our element Community members using the Arduino. When you're finished with your present then post a blog in Build a Present to show off your project.
e14 Oompa Loompa's are Trying to Find Them!
The e14 Oompa Loompa Arduino Uno Gift Giving Guide:
Build an Uno Present for Camera Lovers:
The Arduino Uno is perfect for doing cool things that involve cameras!
Build an Uno Present for Sensor Lovers:
For those that can't get enough Sensors! Build a Present using the Arduino Uno that explores or experiments with Sensors!
Build an Uno Present for Outdoor Lovers:
Looking for a present for someone that loves there garden or working on things outside? Build a Present using the Uno for something that goes outside!
Build an Uno Present for Toy Lovers:
Build an Uno Present for RF Lovers:
An Arduino Uno RF present is the perfect gift for someone that's addicted to radio waves!!
Build an Uno Present for Lovers:
Give a present to someone that only believes in love. Now with faster reset switch!