Introduces First Intel-Based Arduino-Compatible Development Board;
Announces Donation to 1,000 Universities Worldwide
MAKER FAIRE ROME - Intel Corporation CEO Brian
Krzanich today announced a collaboration agreement with Arduino
LLC, the leading open-source hardware platform in the maker
and education community. Krzanich also unveiled the Intel® Galileo
board, the first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible
development boards featuring Intel® architecture.
Intel(R) Galileo - Intel(R) Galileo is the first in a line of Arduino-compatible development boards based on Intel architecture. (Photo: Business Wire)
Arduino development kits and software programming interface make it
easier for artists, designers and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts – who
often don’t have technical backgrounds – to create interactive objects
Building on the Galileo development board, Intel and the Arduino
community will work closely together on future products that bring the
performance, scalability and possibilities of Intel technology to this
growing community of makers.
Also as part of this effort, Krzanich announced a large-scale donation
of 50,000 Intel® Galileo boards to 1,000 universities worldwide over the
next 18 months.
“Through our ongoing efforts in education, we know that hands-on
learning inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and
math,” said Krzanich. “I’ve been a ‘maker’ for many years and am
passionate about the exciting possibilities of technology and what can
be created with it. We look forward to a productive collaboration with
Arduino and to providing this community with some incredible Intel
products that will help push the boundaries of our imaginations.”
Today, Intel is working with 17
universities across six continents to develop curriculum based on
the new Intel Galileo board. The goal of the education effort is to put
the power of Intel technology into the hands of as many educators and
students as possible. The company expects to name additional
universities in the coming months.