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Arduino is an open source computer hardware and software company, project, and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world. The project’s products are distributed as open-source hardware and software, which are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) or the GNU General Public License (GPL), permitting the manufacture of Arduino boards and software distribution by anyone. Arduino boards are available commercially in preassembled form, or as do-it-yourself (DIY) kits.
For a long time I've wanted to create an interface to automate gameplay on consoles, but my electrical know-how was next to non-existent (I want to blame a bad experience with attempting to repair an Amiga 500 PSU to my hesitation to play with anything that had an electrical current). To do this, I needed a way to interface each of the controllers input circuits and complete the connection to fire off the request, which is easy enough in theory, but when you pull apart a controller these days, the circuitry is a little more compact than the controllers back in the day.