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The AVR is a a popular microcontroller in maker-land, here’s a video on where it came from… –

What on earth is AVR? How did it become one of the biggest successes in the industry? And what does AVR really stand for? Watch this special to become enlightened, meet the AVR inventors and Atmel Norway founders, and get a peek inside the AVR design centre in Norway.

AVR Television » The Story of AVR – Link.