Arduino . Arduino is a small circuit board with an Atmel MicroController chip and other parts. See examples. Arduino is intended for use by both non-technical people with no previous programming experience and seasoned pros who love to tinker. Arduino was developed in Italy by Massimo Banzi and a group of people who believed Hardware and Software should be "Open Source" and available to everyone. If you wish to get more of the flavor of Arduino and the people behind it, watch this 15-minute TED Talk by Massimo.
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