Being open, the Arduino is also highly clonable – you’ll see all sorts of cheap knock-off versions on the market. This clone, by developer, maker, and artist Jiří Praus, is anything but a simple clone. He’s recreated the Arduino’s PCB in free-form wiring, connecting all the real components to create a skeleton version of the board that’s functionally identical to the real thing. Why, you may ask? Well, we say, why not?
Since its creation in 2003, the Arduino Uno has breathed life into the world of open-source electronics. There are more powerful boards, but the openness of the hardware means that it’s gained a community, which is worth more than a little bit more processing power or faster ins and outs.