Co-founder - Arduino
David Cuartielles’ work spans the fields of programming, education, research and product development. In 2005 David co-created the Open Hardware platform Arduino, which has become a leading platform for DIY electronics and which earned the team an Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Digital Community Prix 2006. Since the late nineties he has developed robotic, mobile and net based interactive art installations and open source tools for live performance and education. A passionate speaker on the how we can reform education through practically enabling children and young people to play and test, engineering ideas in partnership with peers and experts others. He works to enable such learning to take place through various initiatives including the CTC 101 education programme, the Ardunio community and his academic research at Malmö University. In 2016 he was awarded an Ashoka Foundation fellowship for his work in the field social entrepreneurship by means of open source technologies.