Tag: arduino

Arduino Vs. Raspberry Pi

"You do understand the circuits cannot be cut locally?" Die Hard (1988) Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: a battle as old as... a few years. Though it isn't really much of a battle since both interfaces provide vastly different experiences. We're going to take a look at some of the similarities and differences between the two and hopefully help you decide which one (or both) is the right fit for your project. What Are the Big Differences? First, let's look at the key differences between the two systems. Arduino is a microCONTROLLER, while Raspberry Pi is a microPROCESSOR. Microcontrollers require hardware to control. Microprocessors are essentially…

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Build Your Own Life-size BB-8 Droid For Just $120 in Parts

We all seek different things in our friends - companionship, encouragement ...or a "bleep-blop" talking robot and intergalactic partner in the fight against the Dark Side of the Force. To have the kind of relationship that Luke Skywalker had with R2-D2 was my ultimate bestie goal so when I saw the first videos for "The Force Awakens" featuring a new droid whose body rolled effortlessly across any terrain while its head remained upright, I was immediately asking "what sorcery is this?" Like many other curious tech enthusiasts, I found myself on the waiting list for one of Sphero's BB-8 toys. But 17-year-old engineering hobbyist, Angelo…

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