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History of the Arduino Project

The Arduino project began in 2005 as an educational tool for a design class at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, in Ivrea, Italy. The goal was to lure nontechnical people into the realm of electronic design. If an artist seeks to build an interactive sculpture, for example, he or she doesn’t necessarily want to learn advanced electrical engineering concepts along the way. Similarly, non-EE students were often shut out of the realm of microcontr...



This lesson will give you a brief history of the Arduino project, Open Source Hardware and the various boards & accessories available.