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The making of Arduino, an open source electronics prototyping platform

“The Arduino is a fantastic example of multiple things–a
platform for rapid prototyping (a crucial component of the open
source way), a hacker ‘scratching his own itch’ (I need a platform
for my students) in public where other people could adapt his
creation for their own wildly different uses, a way to lower the
barriers to access of technology creation.

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