RS Components has developed an Arduino Resource Centre designed to provide what engineers and students need to start designing straight away, including selector guides, customer reviews, videos and free Arduino software to download.
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Since it emerged from the Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea, Italy, Arduino has acquired a strong following as a simple, powerful very cost effective control interface. It is a platform supporting the design and development of embedded computer systems and consists of a simple open hardware design for a single-board microcontroller, with embedded I/O support and a standard programming language. This language is based on Wiring and is essentially C/C++.
Arduino MCU boards, Shield boards, workshop kits, books and other accessories are profiled in the Centre. There are also direct links to the Arduino wiki for support and inspiration and to RS’ range of sensors, motors and support components.
Arduino Resource Centre
Arduino home page