Given that the site's focus area is Arduino, creating tags such does not seem to me, as ideal. I think that just the board name without Arduino prefixed to it is sufficient, as the Arduino in the name is implicit.

So, should tags be of the form or simply ? Eg, vs

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I disagree removing the before the name of the board.

Exist a lot of Arduinos that could make some troubles in tags, if we put just the name of the Arduino like:

  1. Arduino Ethernet
  2. Arduino Mini
  3. Arduini Micro
  4. Arduino Robot
  5. Arduino Nano
  6. Arduino Pro

Exist many possibilities to have a tag or that don't have anything to do with the Arduino Ethernet or with the Arduino Robot.

Even the Tags , and would be confusing just with this.

I think that putting the word arduino before the name of the board will be more organized.

  • Hmmm. This is a very good point that I hadn't thought of... +1
    – apnorton
    Feb 12, 2014 at 13:12
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    Since this was the highest-voted answer, I've implemented tag synonyms on this basis. Everything is now of the format like: arduino-uno and arduino-mini etc. Mar 5, 2014 at 15:19

The tags should be named , , etc., so long as the board in question is an "official" board. Using would be like a tag called on Math.SE.

The tags should be made synonyms, too, for the , in any event.


I agree with Butzke that there can be confusion about whether or not the tag means the board. There are even three questions already. However, it is unlikely that will be mistaken for anything other than the Uno board. I propose that some boards, such as the Uno, Yún, Duemilanove, and Esplora should have not have arduino in the tag name ( can't even exist; it's five chars over the limit), but others, such as Ethernet, Micro, and Robot should.

  • arduino-due seems good enough, considering it's the way most people refer to it anyway.
    – Scott M.
    Feb 12, 2014 at 20:07
  • @ScottM. There are still other names longer than 7 letters. Feb 12, 2014 at 21:06

Based on the answers given (Thanks @Butzke!), I felt it prudent to create a tag list of sorts for all the official boards. Feel free to add any missing board with the desirable tag name. If you disagree with any of the tag names, please mention so in a comment.

All variations of the board name will be synonimized eg. will map to . This list is for the tags that will be visible to users eg. , once the synonym is established.

  • Have all the Lilypads too.
    – Butzke
    Feb 13, 2014 at 22:30
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    Its missing the mini, nano, pro-mini, pro and fio
    – Butzke
    Feb 13, 2014 at 22:32
  • @Butzke Feel free to update it.
    – asheeshr
    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:01
  • Readers should note that this is nothing more than AsheeshR's personal opinion - the fact that they accepted their own answer to their own question is not in any way a "decision" by the community of this site, and carries absolutely no weight. Jan 17, 2018 at 5:57

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