Im new to this, and was wondering what it is and what it does?
The arduino is a development platform for microcontroller-based applications. Basically, a particular family single-chip computers, combined with a "boot loader" to make it easier to install programs into, software to develop those programs and to load them into the chip, and a bit of support circuitry to make connecting the chip to other things easier.(See also the answer to your "what is a microcontroller" question.)
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so, its a special software for programmng microchips?
He's talking about the micro controller related Word, not a parrot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino Arduino is an open-source single-board microcontroller !!
It's a type of parrot native to North-Eastern Russia. Why? Do you have one? I've heard they're rare.Can has?
+1I always thought they were native to Tanzania, but some googling has proven you right.
No, this parrot is dead.