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Arduino – at the Heart of the Maker Movement
Arduino™ is a hardware and software environment for making interactive objects that can sense and control the physical world. Since 2005, a worldwide community of “makers” has gathered around this open source platform. And Microchip MCUs were there from the outset, providing first the AVR MCUs, and later the SAM MCUS, as the hardware side of the equation. Artists, designers, inventors, engineers, musicians and even school children use Arduino with boards designed around AVR® or ARM®-based MCUs to turn brainstorms into real working things.
By delivering a unique combination of good performance, ease of use and a free GNU GCC compiler, Microchip MCUs perfectly complement Arduino and the needs of makers. Microchip MCUs and Arduino—the original duo at the heart of the global maker movement.
Microchip's Get Launched Initiative
Support - resources to help you succeed
Mentoring - expertise in design and manufacturing
Network - introductions to a network of helpful people and companies
Product Portfolio - a wide porftolio including IoT, software and design tools
The chipKIT™ Development History
On May 23, 2011, Microchip Technology and Digilent Inc. announced the release of two new development boards, the chipKIT UNO32™ and the chipKIT MAX32™. Both boards featured Microchip Technology’s PIC32 microcontrollers that utilize the MIPS® M4K 32-bit Core.
Resources for Makers
The Arduino ecosystem provides a large array of development boards and tools. Our featured development boards should help to get you started. More information on Arduino can be found at: www.arduino.cc