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A Long List of Microcontroller Names Derived from the name of the 11th Century King Arduino

Freeduino was one of the first four or five microcontrollers in the world to honour the 11th century italian King Arduin by using the 'duino suffix! [see footnote] Nowadays, "a thousand 'duinos bloom", as Mao would say, with companies, hobbyists and Italian History buffs all rushing to put part of King Arduin's name on their circuits. It seems like we add something to this list every day!

In honour of all those derivative names based on King Arduin, we present the following etymological lists, in alphabetical and chronological form.

Alphabetical:

  • Arduelo LIbera: wow, Czech this out! Circa September 2008.
  • Arduarium: Arduino aquarium controller.
  • Arduclema: from Spain, circa 2008.
  • Ardustation: for unattended flights. Circa 2008.
  • Arduin of Italy: the name of an acient Italian king. Circa 1100 AD.
  • Arduinix: nixie driver shield, circa Dec 2009.
  • Arduino: the name of the bar where the Arduino team cooked up their original plan for the Arduino microcontroller, circa summer 2005.
  • Arduinome: Arduino + Monome. Circa September 2009.
  • Ardupilot: for piloting something. Circa January 2009.
  • Ardweeny: susper small, super teeny. Circa Dec 2009.
  • Amanduino- sounds like an almond Arduino. Coined May 2009.
  • Artduino: the blog of an art student Arduino user.
  • Ardumoto: Spar*fun's motor shield. Circa November 2009.
  • Babuino: a robotics platform. Circa Sept 2009.
  • Barduino: the Ruby-powered bar monkey, circa October 2008.
  • Batduino: we're not really sure what this is! Circa July 2008/
  • Beerduino: coined May 2008 to denote the beer-brewing Arduino folks.
  • Blimpduino: like the name says, circa June 2008.
  • Boarduino: ladyada's standalone Arduino-compatible, circa early 2007.
  • Botduino: something robotic, date unknown.
  • Breaduino: this will be very good when tomateduino, baconduino and laitueduino get developed.
  • Brushduino: we can't really sink our teeth into this one. Circa February 2010.
  • Carduino: discussed in the forums around May 2008.
  • Cardboarduino: and you thought Carduino was the end of it. Circa January 2010.
  • Core2Duino: the duino club sandwich. Circa December 2009.
  • Cortino: looks a lot like an Arduino. Date unknown.
  • Craftduino: from Russia with love. Circa 2009.
  • Daily Duino: a web site of Arduino projects started August 2008.
  • DFRoduino: we're not sure what DFRO means... Circa 2009.
  • Diavolino: A devilsihly good variant. Circa 2010
  • Duino: a town in the part of the coastal region of the municipaility of Duino-Aurisina.
  • DuinOS: a real-time operating system for Arduino/Freeduino. Circa October 2009.
  • DuinoStamp: really small Arduino/Freeduino variant. Circa June 2008.
  • Duino Tagger: a laser tag game from November 2009.
  • Eduino: a serial arduino from July 2009.
  • Enerduino: the energy-monitoring Arduino/Freeduino. Circa Dec 2009.
  • Freeduino: our contribution, born September 2007.
  • Freeduino SB by our friends at Solarbotics, circa 2008.
  • Freeduino Epic: a very nice Mega Clone. Circa November 2009.
  • Flashduino: a photographic duino. Circa 2009.
  • Garduino: something to do ith gardening. Circa 2009.
  • HACEduino: a nice clone of the Diecimila. Circa 2009.
  • Howduino: a festival on how to duino! Circa 2009.
  • Iduino: breadboardable Arduino compatible, circa 2008.
  • [im]duino: the I am duino. Circa February 2009.
  • Intervaluino: these things come up periodically. Circa June 2008.
  • Japanuino: the Japanese Arduino, circa November 2009 .
  • Leduino by Silicon railway- something to do with model trains. I wonder if Neil Young has one. Circa July 2009.
  • Madhuino: Arduino + accelerometer + RTC. Circa May 2009.
  • Minimalduino: something minimal. Circa January 2010.
  • Miduino: the MIDI Freeduino/Arduino compatible. Date unknown.
  • Motoruino: a really terrific motor-based Arduino! Circa May 2010.
  • Netduino: prototype network shield for Arduino/Freeduino. Circa January 2008.
  • OBDuino32K: something to do with cars. Circa September 2009.
  • Ourduino: smartest name hack yet. Circa October 2009.
  • Paperduino: Arduino built on a piece of paper! Circa June 2009.
  • PDuino: has been around forever- since late 2007? For hooking up to PD.
  • PHduino: for measuiring your acidity... circa September 2009.
  • Photoduino: the ultimate camera/flash photo controller with a duino. Circa September 2010.
  • Pinguino: Arduino-like board based on the PIC microcontroller. Around 2008.
  • Pow-Rduino: Arduino used as high voltage testing tool. Circa 2009.
  • Propelleruino: Like a propeller board, but a shield. Circa April 2009.
  • Quaduino: something to do with quadracopter control. Circa June 2008.
  • Rallyduino: something to do with car rallies. Circa August 2008.
  • Relayduino: pass this information on... circa 2008.
  • RFIDuino: get your tags out. Circa May 2009.
  • RIduino: Robotics India honors King Arduin! Circa 2009.
  • Roboduino: for robots and stuff. circa December 2008.
  • Seeeduino: a very nice clone from Seeed Studios in Shenzhen China. Circa 2008.
  • Sanguino: predecessor of the Arduino Mega, circa 2008.
  • Sanguino Pro: More pro. Circa 2009.
  • Severino: the single-sided Arduino/Freeduino compatible. Circa 2008.
  • Sexduino: no one has done this yet, but we predict it is only a matter of time.
  • Shield-Duino: Arduino/Freeduino on a shield. Circa March 2009.
  • Sketchduino: something to do with that trademarked drawing machine. Circa 2009.
  • Snowduino: add withe paint to Arduino/Freeduino, and voila... Circa Dec 2009.
  • Stickduino: on a USB stick! We think this is in 2008.
  • Uduino: an early one from back in 2007.
  • Volksduino: the people's duino. No relation to German car maker. Files available!
  • Webduino: web server code for *duinos. Circa April 2009.
  • Winduino: a wind-activated duino. Circa Jan 2010.
  • Wiseduino: it knows what time it is. Circa October 2009.
  • Wooduino: a wooden Arduino holder, circa 2009.
  • Xduino: Arm compiler with Arduino-like support.
  • ZifDuino: who would have thought we would make it to "Z"? Circa January 2008.
  • Zoomduino: loks like there is lots of space under "Z" for more duino's. Circa December 2008.

 

Chronological:

1100A.D.

1100A.D.- 2004A.D.

  • No microcontrollers named after King Arduin for about 900 years. It took a while for this to catch on.

2005- 2007

  • Arduino: the name of the bar where the Arduino team cooked up their original plan for the Arduino microcontroller, circa summer 2005.
  • Boarduino: ladyada's standalone Arduino-compatible, circa early 2007.
  • Freeduino: our contribution, born September 2007.
  • Uduino: an early one from back in 2007.

    2008
  • Netduino: prototype network shield for Arduino/Freeduino. Circa January 2008.
  • ZifDuino: who would have thought we would make it to "Z"? Circa January 2008.
  • Carduino: discussed in the forums around May 2008.
  • Beerduino: coined May 2008 to denote the beer-brewing Arduino folks.
  • Blimpduino: like the name says, circa June 2008.
  • Quaduino: something to do with quadracopter control. Circa June 2008.
  • DuinoStamp: really small Arduino/Freeduino variant. Circa June 2008.
  • Intervaluino: these things come up periodically. Circa June 2008.
  • Batduino: we're not really sure what this is! Circa July 2008.
  • Daily Duino: a web site of Arduino projects started August 2008.
  • Rallyduino: something to do with car rallies. Circa August 2008.
  • Arduelo LIbera: wow, Czech this out! Circa Spetember 2008.
  • Barduino: the Ruby-powered bar monkey, circa October 2008.
  • Roboduino: for robots and stuff. circa December 2008.
  • Zoomduino: loks like there is lots of space under "Z" for more duino's. Circa December 2008.
  • Snowduino: add withe paint to Arduino/Freeduino, and voila... Circa Dec 2009.
  • Seeeduino: a very nice clone from Seeed Studios in Shenzhen China. Circa 2008.
  • Stickduino: on a USB stick! We think this is in 2008.
  • Arduarium: Arduino aquarium controller. Circa 2008.
  • Relayduino: pass this information on... circa 2008.
  • Ardustation: for unattended flights. Circa 2008.
  • Arduclema: from Spain, circa 2008.
  • Freeduino SB by our friends at Solarbotics, circa 2008.
  • Iduino: breadboardable Arduino compatible, circa 2008.
  • Sanguino: predecessor of the Arduino Mega, circa 2008.
  • Severino: the single-sided Arduino/Freeduino compatible. Circa 2008.
  • Sexduino: no one has done this yet, but we predict it is only a matter of time.
  • Pinguino: Arduino-like board based on the PIC microcontroller. Around 2008.


    2009
  • Ardupilot: for piloting something. Circa January 2009.
  • [im]duino: the I am duino. Circa February 2009.
  • Shield-Duino: Arduino/Freeduino on a shield. Circa March 2009.
  • Propelleruino: Like a propeller board, but a shield. Circa April 2009.
  • Webduino: web server code for *duinos. Circa April 2009.
  • Amanduino- sounds like an almond Arduino. Coined May 2009.
  • Madhuino: Arduino + accelerometer + RTC. Circa May 2009.
  • RFIDuino: get your tags out. Circa May 2009.
  • Paperduino: Arduino built on a piece of paper! Circa June 2009.
  • Eduino: a serial arduino from July 2009.
  • Leduino by Silicon railway- something to do with model trains. I wonder if Neil Young has one. Circa July 2009.
  • Arduinome: Arduino + Monome. Circa September 2009.
  • Babuino: a robotics platform. Circa Sept 2009.
  • OBDuino32K: something to do with cars. Circa September 2009.
  • PHduino: for measuiring your acidity... circa September 2009.
  • DuinOS: a real-time operating system for Arduino/Freeduino. Circa October 2009.
  • Ourduino: smartest name hack yet. Circa October 2009.
  • Wiseduino: it knows what time it is. Circa October 2009.
  • Ardumoto: Spar*fun's motor shield. Circa November 2009.
  • Duino Tagger: a laser tag game from November 2009.
  • Freeduino Epic: a very nice Mega Clone. Circa November 2009.
  • Japanuino: the Japanese Arduino, circa November 2009 .
  • Sanguino Pro: More pro. Circa 2009.
  • Enerduino: the energy-monitoring Arduino/Freeduino. Circa Dec 2009.
  • Ardweeny: susper small, super teeny. Circa Dec 2009.
  • Core2Duino: the duino club sandwich. Circa December 2009.
  • Arduinix: nixie driver shield, circa Dec 2009.
  • Craftduino: from Russia with love. Circa 2009.
  • DFRoduino: we're not sure what DFRO means... Circa 2009.
  • Flashduino: a photographic duino. Circa 2009.
  • Garduino: something to do ith gardening. Circa 2009.
  • HACEduino: a nice clone of the Diecimila. Circa 2009.
  • Howduino: a festival on how to duino! Circa 2009.
  • Pow-Rduino: Arduino used as high voltage testing tool. Circa 2009.
  • RIduino: Robotics India honors King Arduin! Circa 2009.
  • Wooduino: a wooden Arduino holder, circa 2009.
  • Sketchduino: something to do with that trademarked drawing machine. Circa 2009.
  • Miduino: the MIDI Freeduino/Arduino compatible. Date unknown.
  • PDuino: has been around forever- since late 2007? For hooking up to PD.
  • Artduino: the blog of an art student Arduino user. Date unknown.
  • Botduino: something robotic, date unknown.
  • Cortino: looks a lot like an Arduino. Date unknown.
  • Xduino: Arm compiler with Arduino-like support. Date unknown.

2010

  • Minimalduino: something minimal. Circa January 2010.
  • Winduino: a wind-activated duino. Circa Jan 2010.
  • Cardboarduino: and you thought Carduino was the end of it. Circa January 2010.
  • Brushduino: we can't really sink our teeth into this one. Circa February 2010.
  • Motoruino: a really terrific motor-based Arduino! Circa May 2010.
  • Photoduino: the ultimate camera/flash photo controller with a duino. Circa September 2010.
  • Diavolino: A devilsihly good variant. Circa 2010
  • Volksduino: circa July 2010.
  • Breaduino: circa 2010.

Got a King Arduino inspired name to add to our list?

Footnote: [*] The exact chronological order of those honoring King Arduino by naming their microcontroller after him has not yet been carefully researched, but it would appear to be as follows:
1. King Arduin's time: 1100AD
2. Between 1100AD and 2005AD: no microcontrollers are named after King Arduin.
3. Arduino, the first microcontroller to honour King Arduin! 2005
4. Boarduino, 2007. It is no big surprise that ladyada is in the vanguard.
5. Freeduino, September 2007
6. Arduclema September 28, 2007