Arduino & Open-source Imagination

“You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great.”

At the 5th annual World Maker Faire in New York City last weekend, Massimo Banzi presented on Arduinos–affordable micro-controllers that help make projects interactive. Banzi, a co-founder of the Arduino Project and founder of the first FabLab in Italy, sees Arduino as open-sourcing imagination for all ages.

“This idea that you can manufacture objects digitally by using these machines is something that The Economist magazine defined as the Third Industrial Revolution,” he says, “Actually, I argue that there is another revolution going on, and it’s the one that has to do with open-source hardware and the maker’s movement, because [these machines] are open-source.”

See the rest by watching his TED talk.

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