Open Source Hardware & The Maker Movement

If you are not yet familiar with Arduino, you’ve been missing out on arguably the biggest trend in DIY electronics. In fact, the Open Source hardware movement wouldn’t be complete without Massimo Banzi, co-inventor of the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine. The Arduino platform is made with kids and non-engineers in mind. It is a mash-up of useful, connectable ┬ácomponents that can be connected to other items easily. From sensor-based cat feeders to augmented reality applications, anything you can imagine can be made using the Arduino platform. Massimo is so passionate about this ideas, he describes the Arduino like this:

“The Hardware becomes a piece of culture, something you share” – Massimo Banzi co-founded Arduino, speaking at TEDGlobal 2012

Check out the Ardusat, a DIY satellite on Kickstarter right now. Imagine, you can upload your own space experiments to it!

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