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arduino or raspberry pi ?

Discussion in 'Hobby Room' started by bigted1977, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. bigted1977

    bigted1977 New Member

    Looking for a project for a mess about on these dark nights. Was going to try and learn a programming language to aid the modding of either of these units, I've not got anything in mind but something unusual and pointless like the led cube.

    so I'm thinking Arduino for a start.

    Anybody got any input in what to use as a new mess about toy.

  2. bigted1977

    bigted1977 New Member

    Thinking about some led strips on the stairs, so arduino would be better.


    this was sent from tapatalk if it makes no sense...
  3. Spectre

    Spectre Well-Known Member Staff Member

    From what I've seen of Arduino a lot of the software comes as libraries so the lower level stuff is already done. I've not had much to do with them but someone at work had a work experience student doing something on one.

    I always liked Microchip PICs and the PIC Kit3 (in-circuit programmer and debugger) is cheap and the MPLAB software comes with a C compiler nowadays :). Configuring the PIC is probably the trickiest bit.
  4. bigted1977

    bigted1977 New Member

    Going to try something like this, auto on via pir not sure about the colour just white probably. Going to start saving.

    this was sent from tapatalk if it makes no sense...
  5. nara

    nara VIP Member

    goodpost.gif (from a similar thread you posted on.)
  6. rkid7

    rkid7 New Member

    I've got a pi 3 and i love it but i find it can be a bit slow. If i had a chance to choose again I'd look at spending a bit more with a better spec. It is good for general coding and experimenting though.
  7. cbriggs

    cbriggs New Member

    I've been playing around with a pi for some digital signage stuff at work, it works pretty well as a low budget thing to mess with, not sure how many other applications it suits though.
  8. nara

    nara VIP Member

    Thousands as far as I can see atm.

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