David Cuartielles


David Cuartielles



Arduino co-founder and teacher at Malmö University (Sweden)

David Cuartielles holds an MsC in telecommunications engineering. Currently, he teaches interactive technologies at Malmö University’s School of Arts and Communication, where he also leads the Prototyping Laboratory. He is also a researcher at the Internet of Things and People group (IoTaP), and he is writing his PhD in prototyping tools for education.

David is also one of the co-founders of Arduino, an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It is globally used by anyone interested in developing interactive projects. Among other duties, he supervises Arduino’s web structure.

How did you end up joining the #maker movement?

What do you most value in the innovation/maker environment?

What’s the maker movement outlook in your country?

In your opinion, what features in your city/destination/country is more appealing to an innovation-oriented crowd?

You seem to have been able to create such a nurturing environment around your FabLab/makerspace/hackerspace in (your country). What does your audience look like? Who do you mainly target – students, inventors, or… ?

What do you consider your greatest goal as EMW’s Ambassador?

What kind of events are you planning to organize during the EMW?