Chapter 1 What Is Arduino?

Arduino is an open source platform that enables creatives, artists, makers, and engineers to prototype interactive physical computing projects. The Arduino ecosystem can be broadly divided into two parts: Arduino boards and the Arduino software, or the integrated development environment (IDE).

Arduino closely incorporates the open source philosophy, which, broadly speaking, is all about making the source and the design documents of products free to use, share, and distribute under open licenses. The idea is to make knowledge more accessible and therefore encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas among people. ...

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