Arduino: the Adventure Continues.
It was 2005 when the first Arduino came into existence as a school project at the Interaction Design Institute of Ivrea. The inspiration came from the electronic board called Wiring, a thesis project created by Hernando Barragan, an IDII student at the time. The integrated development environment was a simplified version of Processing, an open source language just developed by professors Casey Reas and Ben Fry.
Since those early moments, Arduino Srl (AKA Smart Projects Srl), was the place where ideas could take shape, based only on solid human and professional resources. Here the first Arduino models were made and initially distributed to other schools of interactive design all over the world. Arduino was offered to the first DIY enthusiasts, contributing concretely to found and promote the Makers Movement.
An extraordinary adventure which has gone on for 10 years and is new everyday when someone uses Arduino products for the first time.
This momentum really has never stopped thanks to new Makers and new Arduino module choices with WiFi. Open Source is the environment we want for millions of designers, engineers, makers and Arduino lovers around the world.