Arduino Offers Creative Solutions for DIY Makers Around the World
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on a flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software development platform. Arduino boards are intended for students, designers, artists and hobbyists interested in creating interactive objects for the world around them.
Arduino products engage students while motivating them to design and experiment creating interactive objects. Students will learn to create simple circuits and engineer solutions for the environment around them. Arduino boards 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 Arduino 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 running on a computer.