Member Since: September 2, 2009

Country: Argentina



I make robots.


RobotGroup / Multiplo LLC / minibloq.org

Spoken Languages

Spanish, English

Programming Languages

C/C++, QT, wxWidgets, Python (a bit), Delphi/Pascal, AVR assembler, 8051 assembler



IEEE member

Atmel AVR Consultant for South America


UTN, UBA, SEPA Diegep 4667


Working since 1994 (soft developer, hardware designer, teaching, and mainly: making robots!). Here are the details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliandasilvagillig


Robots, programming, microcontrollers, FPGAs, Arduino, epistemology, dogs, books… I don’t know, a lot of things.






Some papers here and there.

  • News - Hacker-in-Residence: Prog… | about 2 months ago

    Thanks mexchip! Michael: thanks too! I will stay in Colorado for the next 15 days, and then will go to California to visit family. Perhaps we can meet each other next time! Thanks again!

  • Custom Page - hackerinresidence | about 6 months ago

    Thanks! I sent it again and no error message by now.

  • Custom Page - hackerinresidence | about 6 months ago

    Hi Toni, thanks! However, I have sent 2 emails to that email address, and got the following message from Google groups:

    “We’re writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (hackers) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren’t able to post:

    • You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly.
    • The owner of the group may have removed this group.
    • You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post.
    • This group may not be open to posting.

    If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at http://support.google.com/a/sparkfun.com/bin/topic.py?topic=25838."

  • Custom Page - hackerinresidence | about 6 months ago

    I have 2 questions: 1. Is it aimed to people who lives outside the USA also? 2. Is there a preferred range of dates to participate? Something like “before the end of 2013”, or “until March / 2014”… Thanks!

  • News - Multiplo and the Future o… | about a year ago

    Thanks! But it is a real product. After the rewards has been delivered, kits, spare parts and sensors will be available for purchasing. Also, the blueprints, schs, soft and documentation will be soon released with sources for free.

  • News - Modkit Micro | about 2 years ago

    Thanks guys for for the mention of Minibloq!

  • News - Meet the Minibloq | about 2 years ago

    Hi, finally Minibloq v0.8.Beta has been released today. You can download it from the project’s page:
    It’s still a Beta, may have some issues, and there is still a long roadmap, but I will continue improving the project every week…
    My advice is to read also the prelimnary documentaiton page:

  • News - Meet the Minibloq | about 3 years ago

    Thanks for your answer too. I’m doing my best, I don’t have experience getting funding, and I don’t have experience building up an open source project that really works either. I published a port of FreeRTOS for Arduino in 2009 (called DuinOS), and some people really helped with it, but it was a very small project compared with Minibloq. I think with time, will need to setup a code repository (Mercurial?) too.

  • News - Meet the Minibloq | about 3 years ago

    Hi, I would like to say something, because what you are saying is a valid question. Please take this into account: I’ll do my best effort to short that “unspecified time” as much as possible. In fact, I hope to have the Beta published about a month after the kick project ends, and the sources about half a month after that (well that’s my hope, I’ll do my best). As I didn’t do something like a Kikcstarter project before, I had to look at other projects to see what they do to reward backers. Some of them were offering “beta testing invites” before the releases. Others were not even open source nor free. But as Minibloq will be free and the sources will be available, I just thought that offering a snapshoot of the code some time before the release, were an interesting reward. I understand what you are saying anyway, Why will I delay the sources after the Beta? Simple: I just want to publish nice code. I will also add some tools to compile it easy. Then I’ll work to finish the v1.0 too.

  • News - Meet the Minibloq | about 3 years ago

    Well,I’m Julián. I don’t understand well (sorry for my English also). I didn’t even know that Kickstarter was controversial. Sorry, I live in Argentina, work a lot of hours in a robotics company, and I’m a teacher at public university too (Universidad de Buenos Aires). I started this a lot of time ago, as a side project, but worked most on the design, from the needs I saw in classroom. Also, a lot of people helped with the project, because we saw a specific problem: Chidlren in classrooms has some specific problems (with syntax errors for example), and sometimes there is no much class time either. With this kind of tool we can focus on the problem. Minibloq shows the generated code as well (this is a difference with other existing graphical tools). And as this is a side project, I saw in Kickstarter a way to accelerate the implementation, because I’m working Sundays, nights, and other non-working days. That’s all. The soft will be free and the sources will be available as well.

No public wish lists :(