Arduino opens ‘first-of-its-kind’ retail store
Arduino, a leading open-source ecosystem for education, maker and IoT markets, announced the grand opening of the first Arduino retail store in partnership with ALLNET, developer and manufacturer of advanced networking and communications technology.
This past weekend, Arduino opened its doors to waiting customers in the heart of Berlin, Germany at Prenzlauer Berg, where artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, and makers gathered to build their latest projects.
Opening just in time for Christmas, the idea behind Arduino’s store is to provide an exciting space where people can play, code, learn and make using Arduino’s popular open-source hardware and software, including access to the tools, training, workshops, and experts they need to build new and exciting products.
Makers need space, freedom and collaboration to invent
“Not everyone has a personal workshop in their home or at work – makers need space, freedom and collaboration to invent using a variety of tools, machinery and creativity,” says Federico Musto, Arduino CEO. “As our maker ecosystem continues to grow and become much more sophisticated, we are thrilled to be opening our first retail store, and the first of its kind in the maker community.”
Arduino will be offering products from Brick’R’knowledge, the extendable electronic system to learn, experiment and develop for younger Makers. It is suitable for building prototypes and products in homes and in schools. Customers will also find all robots by Makeblock at the Arduino store, helping people build and program robots, easily controlled via Bluetooth.