(control of home appliances - lighting, heating, etc.), steering a robot, etc. It's a platform based on a simple input/exit interface.
It was originally intended primarily but not exclusively for interactive multimedia programming for show or artistic entertainment. This is part of the explanation of the progeny of its Programming interface of Processing, itself inspired by the programming environment Wiring.
Arduino can be used to build independent interactive objects (fast prototyping), or can be connected to a computer to communicate with its software (example : Macromedia Flash, Processing, Max/MSP, Usine Hollyhock, Pure Data, SuperCollider).
The versions sold are pre-assembled. Information is provided for those who wish to assemble theArduino Themselves.
The project Arduino received an honorary title at theArts Electronica 2006, in the category Digital Communities.
TheArduino imprinted his name on the Bar di Re , a pub in the city ofIvrée, located in northern Italy. The proper name Arduino has just Ardennes.