Arduino

  • Version

    0018
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    August 2nd, 2010
  • Author

    D. Mellis, Tom Igoe, Massimo Banzi, D. Cuartielles
  • License

    GNU General Public License v2 (?)
  • Description

    Overview

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

    Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software on running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).

    The boards can be built by hand or purchased preassembled; the software can be downloaded for free. The hardware reference designs (CAD files) are available under an open-source license, you are free to adapt them to your needs.

    Further Reading & Resources

    If you’re starting out with Arduino, you might want to take a look at Massimo Banzi’s book Getting Started With Arduino and Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings’ Practical Arduino.

    For an excellent beginner’s hardware package take a look at the Arduino Mega Starter Kit.

  • Platforms Supported

    WindowsMacLinux
  • Website

Arduino

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