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Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Arduino Documentary

Arduino The Documentary (2010) English HD from gnd on Vimeo.

Embedded controllers may seem a bit far afield for SolderSmoke. After all, I kind of gave up on surface mount, and have pretty much resigned myself to "hardware defined radios." (Someone sent me a picture of a T-shirt that kind of captured the sentiment: "I PROGRAM IN SOLDER!") But still, for a number of reasons I find Arduino intriguing. Aside from the amazing things you can do with this device, I like the homebrew, hands-on aspect of it. As you will see in the documentary, there is a real spirit of international collaboration in Arduinoland -- Italians, Spaniards, Colombians, Americans all working together on the project (the documentary itself is also available in Spanish). I also like it because it has its roots in Italy. So, even if you are not into embedded controllers, check out the documentary. I think you will like it.


  1. Spanish HS teacher Juan Carlos de Mena:

    "Es una herramienta fantástica...aprendan que 'hay otro lado', aparte del consumidor...sirve para ayudar a pensar...y trabajar en equipo, para participar en una comunidad... ." These aspects in and of themselves make the project highly interesting. Very good post!

  2. Great Post Bill, I use these boards myself and its neat to see how it all began... Thanks again!

  3. Hi Bill,
    Yes, I just recently bought an Arduino Starter Kit from Sparkfun (Arduino UNO processor) and have had quite a blast doing some homebrewing and learning a bit of C coding as well..well worth the price of admission!
    N5ITU -- Dallas, TX.


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