Long time ago, back in 2009 or 2010, we was accross the beinning of our project with AVR32,

Arduino was a new project at that time, we was one team like many other developing

a 32 bit board with a more powerful MCU for general use and to be programmed

with FreeRTOS / .NET (micro). On the middle we selected Baremetal / Lua

But we went out with Baremetal / Lisp.

Then at that time as was done for Sim.One we was searching a name for this board,

and i asked myself "what are the most beautiful things that we know?"

The answer was easy to me... The Stars.

I was across the names of the stars and i spotted out that many of this names

was given from Arabs. Arabs was great Astronomers an Mathematicians...

Among all those names i found two names where the meaning was Horse,

and there was a Mate star where the meaning was Knight.

It was a binary and one of the most Acient discovered easy to see also at nude eye,

the most popular.

So We called Mizar the board (Horse) and Alcor the Software (Knight).

It was purely incidental that new names that i liked was still binary or multiple stars systems.

The idea of Sagittarius and the full Spiral City (smart city) project was not in our mind yet.

Was one of our contacts requesting a system for Street LED lighting controlled with Arduino in mesh

that drived our interest to that direction since we didn't knew anything of IoT and smart cities.

I don't know why exactly when the Sagittarius project evolved thru this spin of service,

maybe because composing Free Specification Hardware and Free Software

need the respect of re-use, so we have try to reach the maximum of flexibility

of any part while mantaining integration of all in a wholeness.


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