Bob Martin, Atmel MCU Applications Manager, discusses Atmel's unique relationship with Arduino, Maker Faire and the Maker Movement.
Atmel® has been inspiring the Maker Movement, also known as the maker culture, since 2005. Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) have been powering almost every Arduino board on the market today. Our easy-to-use 8- and 32-bit MCUs are powering the worldwide Maker communities.
Atmel attributes the success of Arduino to its easy-to-use, free cross-platform toolchain, and its simple do-it-yourself packages with Atmel's MCUs. These factors helped initially steer the Arduino team to choose our AVR microcontrollers—and today, both our AVR® and ARM®-based MCUs.
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