I was at the MakerFaire today and I heard people talking about this thing called Arduino. Apparently it’s a religion or something. Anyway, I wanted to learn what all the fuss was about, so I went to a talk about it. The talk was given by a guy named Massimo Banzi. Apparently people tell him all the time that he looks like me. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Anyway, I recorded the talk so I could share it with you. Enjoy!
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