To further spur innovation across the entire computing spectrum, Intel is providing 50,000 Intel® Architecture (IA) Arduino boards featuring the new Intel® Quark technology to universities worldwide. The new microcontroller boards, in the Arduino form factor favored by the maker community, will enable university students to innovate at the lower end of the spectrum with inventions that will be compatible with other IA devices in the Internet of Things.
The program includes the following available to a university at no cost:
We've already shipped thousands of boards to over four hundred universities (we are aiming for 1000) who are integrating them into their 2014 curriculum.
Many schools are using the boards in introductory embedded computing or microcontroller courses. Others plan to use the boards for senior level classes or to provide increased compute power for existing projects. See a summary of the breadth of proposed applications or check out the university maker community where universities will be posting their projects.
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"As a maker myself, I’m passionate about the exciting possibilities of technology and what can be created through self-made invention. 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 all our imaginations."
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich