‘Arduino’, Sharing Innovation through Open-source Hardware

Staff Writer | Scaleogy | July 3, 2012

Trade secrets are overrated. Well, it is if you look at Arduino – the open-source microcontroller and physical computing platform that anyone can use to develop their own electronics projects without the fuss of microcontroller programming and licensing permissions.

Considered the ‘poster child’ for the open-source hardware movement, Arduino’s microcontrollers has inspired thousands of cool, imaginative projects around the world from satellites, to toys and even the Makey Makey kit we featured a while ago.

In this exciting TED Talk by one of Arduino’s makers, Massimo Banzi, discover how Arduino and open-source hardware is fast-tracking technology and innovation with its talented and invested community all pitching-in to help each other “build something great”...