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Arduino News (archive)
2008.04.14 Plughouse becomes the first Arduino distributor in South Korea
2007.12.07 Make Magazine features us as one of the most popular prototyping/education platforms 2007
2007.11.19 Arduino distributor in France: AlyaSoft.
2007.10.22 Arduino 0010 for Linux now available: arduino-0010-linux.tgz.
26 May 2008, Intro to Arduino for artists and makers: by the Hacktory, at NTR in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
7, 14, 21, 28 May 2008, Robotics for Artists at Willoughby & Baltic in Somerville, MA, USA.
29 April - 1 May 2008, Pimp My Toy (Robotics for Artists II) at Willoughby & Baltic in Somerville, MA, USA.
16-18 April 2008, Arduino + 8bit SID Emulator Workshop Zurich, organised by the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society
Submit a workshop: to the workshops forum and we'll add it to this list.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Arduino 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 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 on running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).
The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the software can be downloaded for free. The hardware reference designs (CAD files) are available under an open-source license, you are free to adapt them to your needs.
Arduino received an Honory Mention in the Digital Communities section of the 2006 Ars Electronica Prix. Credits
To get started, follow the instructions for your operating system: Windows, Mac OS X or Linux; or for your board: Arduino Mini, Arduino BT, LilyPad Arduino, XBee shield. If you're having trouble, check out the troubleshooting suggestions.
Examples of how to work with the Arduino language and common electronic components; further reading on important concepts; external resources.
Reference for the Arduino language (see also the extended version); a collection of libraries for working with various types of hardware; a comparison with other prototyping platforms, and information about the components of the Arduino board.
Information about the Arduino hardware, including reference designs (EAGLE files).
Information on extending and modifying the Arduino hardware and software.
General announcements and thoughts from the Arduino team can be found in our blog.
The multi-lingual forum is the place to go with questions of all kinds.
We're collecting Arduino knowledge, tutorials, and instructions in the playground wiki.
If you prefer e-mail, there are some Arduino mailing lists: one for Arduino developers, one for the Arduino community, and a bunch of individual city lists. To request a mailing list for your city, email team [at]arduino [dot] cc.