what means arduino (the name)?

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cpc737
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what means arduino (the name)?

Post by cpc737 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:47 pm

Hello,
where does the name Arduino comes from?

Wikipedia says http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino 'Arduino'
is an Italian surname).

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Re: what means arduino (the name)?

Post by ulao » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:08 pm

"Arduino is a single-board microcontroller to make using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible. "
it was originally manufactured by the Italian company Smart Projects. This is where is got the name from.

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Re: what means arduino (the name)?

Post by cpc737 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm

Google articles :
https://www.google.com/search?q=arduino+martino+%22nearby+pub%22

Photo (flickr.com):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alive-and-kikin/616030

Photo (panoramio.com):
https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/12068237

Google Street View :
Bar di Re Arduino, Piazza Gioberti 13, Ivrea, Google Street View

Arduinos are made in Scarmagno, 42km away from Torino (north-west Italy). The name "Arduino" comes from a "nearby pub" in Ivrea
(13km from Scarmagno). The name of the pub is "Bar di Re Arduino" (english: Bar of King Arduino).
- Arduino Notebook (archive.org) -

Developer team:
Massimo Banzi: Milano (teacher at a school in Ivrea)
Gianluca Martino: Torino
David Cuartielles: Sweden (spanish microchip engineer)
Tom Igoe: New York
David Mellis: Boston (wrote the programming language)

Quotation1: "The Arduino platform has been designed, developed and manufactured in the Italian town of Ivrea. It
derives its name from an 11th century Italian monarch - King Arduin. It was in the pub named in his honour, the
"Bar di Re Arduino" that project team met and developed a lot of their early ideas."

Quotation2: "They called it the Arduino, after a nearby pub. It was an instant hit with the students."

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