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Microprocessors and prototyping boards are nothing new. What is new is the proliferation of low-cost, maker friendly boards. And Arduino is arguably the one that started it all.

Since it was conceived by a group of students in Italy’s Interaction Design Institute Irvea in 2005, Arduinos have been embraced by artists and makers and gone on spur an exploding ecosystem of easy-to-use, open-source boards.

MAKE’s just-released Vol. 36 delves into the world of boards and includes a detailed photo illustration of the evolution of Arduino. Pick up a copy of the magazine to see if for yourself or download the poster here.

Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

Contact Stett with tips and story ideas on:

*Sustainable/green design
*Young Makers
*Action sports



  1. miroslava von schlockbaum says:

    shouldn’t we warn folks at this earlier point that it costs an information harvest in payment for this poster? …otherwise it comes off as a sort of rickroll.

    1. Hi Miroslava von Schlockbaum. If you don’t want to sign up for the poster you don’t have to. You can just pick up a copy of the magazine. And it’s not a rickroll. You sign up and give us your email (which we don’t share or sell) and you get a poster, not a Rick Astley song.

      1. miroslava von schlockbaum says:

        we all presume that the rick-astley song will be emailed to us in a spam at increasing frequency in the near future. (rick-rolling is now taken to be any misrepresentation to get a click)

  2. And if one is already a subscriber, can the poster be found on the MAKE Digital Edition?

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