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The History of the Arduino Project

This prezi I am creating for school contains the history of the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform. But it's not too seriuus, and very dizzying! Buckle your seatbelts!

Matthew Williamson

on 15 November 2011

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now where did the picture go... The History of Arduino What is Arduino? The Arduino is an inexpensive open-source
electronics prototyping platform. That means Arduino makes it easy to make cool electronics projects! Whuzzat? Think... ...code... ...upload... ...and use it! So you can make stuff
like this project! And how exactly do you do this? How did it start? BLINK
BLINK Arduino started in 2005 at a bar named after the king Arduin. The team's main design goals were:
it needed to be cheap (about $30),
and it needed to be quirky.

Word spread about the project pretty quickly, and soon, 300 design students were tasked with finding documentation, building a board, and making something with the board.

When demand grew for this circuit board, they needed to call it something. So they called it Arduino, after the bar and the king.
"Okay, okay, just get to the timeline!" I know what you're thinking: Go that way! The moment you've been waiting for: The Timeline The First Arduino (sold under "Arduino") (Disclamer: you WILL shrink a lot. ;) ) The first Arduino sold under the newly-formed "Arduino" name was the Arduino Serial. It connected to a serial port instead of a USB port. The URL had the older URL "potemkin.org". The Serial also did not have a light connected to digital pin 13. Look! Right here! The timeline! Picture! It's USB time!!! The Arduino USB connected to the infinetly-more common USB port. The first version did not connect to the USB cable properly. The next version did, and updated the url to "arduino.berlios.de". v1 (sold unassembeled) v2 (pictured assembled) Pictures!!!!! The Diecimila and ! The new versions allowed the computer or other AVR programmer to reset the board. In older versions, you would need to press the Reset button on the board right before (or after (or while)) you pressed Upload on the computer, but now the computer can end that signal for you.

This version also featured the current "arduino.cc" URL, and pin 13 had a preinsalled light on it. Arduino Diecimila picture new URL built-in light Arduino Today The current version of the Arduino is the Arduino Uno. It has a resistor and light on pin 13, 6 analog inputs, 14 other pins 6 work as analog outputs and digital outputs, all work as digital inputs, TX-RX lights to see activity on the USB port, TX-RX pins to communicate with other serial devices besides USB, 2 ways to power it (USB and wall power), and it even auto-selects the power source! That's quite a lot for a palm-sized circuit board! Unlike other circuit boards, the board is blue instead of the typical green, has plenty of I/O pins instead of few on other boards, and, as a final touch, a little map of Italy on the back. Arduinos are produced in Italy. Picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino

(and I know you guys hate the wiki, so: )

http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Boards Teh Sources: The end! Sorry. There are no dates availiable on teh interwebz. So, there are no years with the timeline entries.
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