The lovely people at Arduino.cc have officially taken the wraps off two new websites aimed at making Arduino-related projects easier and more accessible: the Arduino Project Hub and Arduino Internet of Things (IoT), both off-shoots of the in-progress create.arduino.cc site.
Unveiled during Arduino Day 2016 this weekend, the Arduino Project Hub is designed to make it easy to share your Arduino-powered projects and browse others' creations. Powered by the Hackster.io platform, the site provides an official source of inspiration and community contribution and despite having only just launched is already going strong: projects listed on the site include a smart thermostat, motion-following camera base, and even a simple games console.
The main Arduino Project Hub is joined by a variant specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) projects, the new name for what was previously known as machine-to-machine (M2M). Based on the new Genuino MKR1000 - known as the Arduino MKR1000 in the US, due to an ongoing trademark dispute - the projects are hand-picked to follow the Arduino.cc IoT Manifesto's three driving principles: that all IoT devices and platforms should be open, sustainable, and fair.
Sadly, while the new project hubs are live now the biggest feature of create.arduino.cc has yet to be rolled out: a browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) to allow for programming Arduino devices without having to download and install any software locally is still being refined, based on feedback from the ongoing beta test.
We are finally ready to release create.arduino.cc, the Arduino platform that will provide the community with a more modern and flexible tool to write code, a more integrated way of accessing content and learning while doing.