• open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board, and
  • a development environment for writing Arduino software.
  • Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring(http://wiring.org.co/), itself built on Processing.
  • The Arduino board is a cheap (roughly 30euros/board, fully assembled), robust i/o board based on the AMTEL ATmega8
  • It has
    • 13 digital pins (3 of which allow PWM output)
    • 6 analog inputs
  • USB and serial versions boards / pcb schematics available.
  • Can be interfaced from osx, windows and linux