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Arduino is the world’s leading open-source hardware and software ecosystem. The company offers a range of software tools, hardware platforms, and documentation enabling anyone to be creative with technology. An Arduino board is a popular tool for IoT product development as well as one of the most successful tools in STEM/STEAM education. Thousands of designers, engineers, teachers, students, developers, and Makers around the world are using Arduino to innovate circuit and software projects in music, games, toys, smart homes, farming, autonomous vehicles, and more.

Hernando Barragan, a master’s student at the Interaction Design Institute of Ivrea in 2003, created the Wiring board for this thesis. His open-source microcontroller platform for artists paved the way for the first Arduino board. Originally started as a research project by Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, Tom Igoe, Gianluca Martino, and David Mellis at IDII, the Arduino project is also parallel with the Processing project. Casey Reas and Ben Fry developed this software for learning how to code within the context of visual arts.

The first Arduino board, which was introduced in 2005, was designed to help students — who had no previous experience in electronics or microcontroller programming — to create working prototypes, connecting the physical world to the digital world. These primary creators and their talents are the reason Arduino is embraced around the world today.

Within a few years, Arduino became the most popular electronics prototyping tool used by artists, engineers, and even large corporations. Arduino is the first widespread Open Source Hardware project and has lead to an international cooperation of users who contribute tutorials, example projects, libraries, and helpful responses to other users in the online forum. Hundreds of people who help debug the code make the Arduino software better each day. We are eternally grateful for this support by such an amazing community.

Since the founding of the Arduino project, many new development boards and software libraries have been introduced, expanding the range of possibilities available for Makers.

Today, more than a decade later, Arduino continues to provide open-source hardware and software to bring new ideas to life. This unconventional way of being open-source has lead to a maker movement of microcontroller-based electronics projects from all varieties of people. Because it is a flexible platform, easy-to-use, and affordable, Arduino has become the number one choice for educators to bring hands-on learning into the classroom. The IoT marketplace is predicted to be a a $6 trillion market by 2021 and Arduino’s new hardware brings the technology of tomorrow into Maker’ hands today.

Want to get started? Let us know how we can help. In addition to our own experts, Arduino has an ecosystem of millions of Makers – and we’re growing fast.

Thank you to our collaborators who make this all possible and who are reshaping the future of Arduino with their support and shared enthusiasm.


Thank you to all our collaborators who made this all possible and who are reshaping the future of Arduino with their support and mutual engagement.




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