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MAKE Magazine Leads the "Arduino Revolution" in New Issue

Jan 25, 2011, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Give your gadget a brain! MAKE Magazine Volume 25 ("Arduino Revolution"), hitting newsstands Jan. 26, shows readers how to get started using such popular microcontrollers as Arduino, now changing the face of do-it-yourself technology. Tiny computers, microcontrollers are suddenly cheap and can easily make your stuff smart. With Arduino, your gadget can sense the environment, talk to the internet, and make things happen in the real world by controlling motors, lights, or any electronic device. MAKE's new Arduino site is the place to go for Arduino news and community, buyer's guides, cool projects, and tutorials.

"Named for a bar in Italy, Arduino is a simple controller board originally developed for artists but embraced by engineers and do-it-yourselfers. We show you how to make one and how to use it to create amazing projects like:

* The Yobot—an automatic yogurt maker
* A vintage 1930s telephone wired for Skype
* A gumball machine that recognizes your secret knock"

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