Who Invented Arduino?
Back in 2003, students at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy used something called a BASIC Stamp microcontroller as part of their electronics studies. Unfortunately, it was a pricey bit of equipment (about $100 at the time), which led one Hernando Barragan to pursue creating a low-cost alternative as part of his Master’s thesis. It was called Wiring. Later that year, Barragan’s project supervisor Massimo Banzi forked the Wiring platform in a separate direction and called it Arduino. Both Wiring and Arduino are open source projects and both exist to this day, although Wiring hasn’t been updated since 2014.