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Teaching the world to program with the help of Arduino


Malmö University lecturer David Cuartielles is co-founder of Arduino, an open source platform. Arduino circuit boards are used by millions of people worldwide to build digital devices using everyday objects.

“At some point in the early 2000s we realised that technology was going to be embedded into everything — into all of our devices and tools in everyday life. So we needed a way to prototype these new inventions, which is how Arduino was created,” Cuartielles explains.

You don’t have to be an expert programmer to start using Arduino. Using simple software and a free code editor, the popular boards allow anyone to start programming, even kids.

“All the essential information about the technology is available online. What makes Arduino unique is that all its hardware, software and documentation are open source. This means that users can use, modify and share with others.”

Watch the video below to learn more about Arduino and how it is democratising access to technology.

Last updated by Adrian Grist