Where did Arduino get its name?

In April 1928 The Italia landed at Stolp en route to the pole.
In April 1928 The Italia landed at Stolp en route to the pole.

I wasn’t looking for this, but when I saw the name in the Wikipedia article, I looked up a guy named Ettore Arduino. It turns out this guy was an Italian airship engineer, but I don’t want to ruin it – the story is too cool to summarize.

You’ll just have to go read it yourself on Wikipedia.

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Sorry to ruin it, but the naming coincidence turns out to be just that. I like the romanticized version better, but it turns out the kit is named for a nearby bar.

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Tom Cornyn

I'm just a regular guy. I eat tires.

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