Arduino - The open source physical computing platform for artists and engineersChrissie Lamond12/08/08 2:00pmFiled to: AdvertisementMake Magazine0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink The Arduino open-source microcontroller platform can be programmed and equipped to perform a nearly endless list of functions. It's likely the best all-around centerpiece to a modern electronics project. But one of the tasks Arduino is best used for is straight-up fun - the open design means there's an Arduino board suitable for almost any project, and a wealth of add-on "shields" extends its abilities with ease. View the complete Arduino Gift Guide. Advertisement Select an image or link to view more: Arduino Starter Kit, everything you need to learn electronics and more with Arduino! Arduino Duemilanove - Open source physical computing. Getting Started with Arduino, the handy pocket guide to Arduino! Making Things Talk, learn how to make advanced Arduino projects.