Meet the Arduino

Physical computing, open hardware and all that buzz.

1. What is the Arduino

By now, you probably have asked yourself what Arduino is, or seen a cool project online. After all, it is on the course title!


Arduino today is not just a single piece of technology, but an open platform that helps creative minds, makers, hobbyists, students and teachers, absolute beginners and professional researchers build interactive electronics projects. It is a paradigm that brought programming and physical computing, fields normally associated with electrical engineering and computer science, closer to everyone.


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Arduino is a great way to learn coding and circuits and to build your first smart, interactive projects. The name Arduino refers to several aspects of the platform: