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What is the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi?

JULY 15 DESIGN final

What is Arduino & Raspberry Pi?

Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects. It consists of a physical programmed circuit board and a piece of software, or IDE that runs on the computer, i.e.; used to write and upload computer code to the physical board. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card size computer that plugs into a computer monitor, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It enables people of all ages to explore computing, and learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

What is the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi?

  • Arduino and Raspberry Pi are quite different boards. While Arduino is aimed at quick programming and circuit prototyping, and Raspberry Pi acts as a learning tool for Computer Programming.
  • Arduino is microcontroller board, while Raspberry Pi is a microprocessor-based minicomputer (SBC).
  • The Microcontroller on the Arduino board contains i.e.; CPU, RAM and ROM. All the additional hardware of Arduino Board is for power supply, programming and Connectivity. Raspberry Pi has all features of a computer i.e.; with a processor, memory, storage, graphics driver, connectors on the board.
  • Raspberry Pi needs an Operating System to run. Arduino doesn’t need any operating system. All it need is a binary of the compiled source code.
  • Raspberry Pi comes i.e.; with a functional operating system called Raspberry Pi OS. It can use different operating systems; Linux is preferred by Raspberry Pi Foundation. Arduino does not have any operating system. It just needs a firmware instructing the Microcontroller what task to do.
  • Raspberry Pi is good to develop software applications i.e.; using Python, while Arduino is good for interfacing Sensors and controlling LEDs and Motors.
  • As Raspberry Pi is essentially a computer, i.e.; needs to properly shutdown after using it or before powering it down, and Arduino is a Microcontroller board, it can plug and unplug the power as you want.

What are the Advantages of Arduino and Raspberry Pi?

Arduino:

  • Arduino is easier to get started with
  • Best use for real-time applications of i.e.; hardware, software and IDE is an open source
  • It doesn’t need a lot of programming knowledge for basic applications
  • It is easy to extend and has a lot of contributed shields and libraries.

Raspberry:

  • Raspberry Pi easily connects to the internet
  • The Raspberry Pi has entire Linux software stack available
  • The Raspberry Pi can be programmed i.e.; using variety of languages

What Arduino and Raspberry Pi used for?

Arduino: It is used to create elements, connecting to devices, and interacting with both hardware and software. It helps both to control an element, i.e.; to read the information from a source, and convert the information into an action such as writing what to type on a display.

Raspberry: It is used to gives all the basic abilities of a normal computer. The SD card inserted into the slot and the board acts as the hard drive for the Raspberry Pi.

How Pantech overview the difference between Arduino & Raspberry Pi?

Pantech eLearning help to overview the difference between Arduino & Raspberry Pi. Pantech eLearning offers i.e.; internships, courses, workshops and projects on Arduino & Raspberry Pi.

It helps to understand what an Arduino and Raspberry Pi is and for what it is used. It helps to learns how to use an Arduino safely to build own innovative project with Arduino and also help to learn how to line up the Raspberry Pi environment, i.e.; get a Linux OS running, and execute some basic code.

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