The Arduino Ecosystem
The Arduino is not just one simple thing making it a little hard to define. It is a microcontroller platform, an open-source design that encourages modification and reuse, a community that has embraced and grown up around the Arduino, and a new crop of projects and devices that can trace their lineage to the Arduino and have in return contributed back to the development of various aspects of the entire Arduino ecosystem.
The Arduino Platform
The Arduino ecosystem begins with the Arduino platform, itself several layers of hardware and software working together to create a cohesive whole. We can start with the hardware interface board—that little, blue circuit board that you build into your projects. It has a fairly standard ...