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Raspberry pi vs arduino

So I am doing a project for school, and I need to make device that can do a repetitive task. So which is better to use for this type of thing: raspberry pi or arduino? Or even better which programming language is best for something like this?

2/4/2018 6:57:46 PM

Shaun

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An Arduino is a microcontroller motherboard. A microcontroller is a simple computer that can run one program at a time, over and over again. ... A Raspberry Pi is a general-purpose computer, usually with a Linux operating system, and the ability to run multiple programs. It is more complicated to use than an Arduino https://makezine.com/2015/12/04/admittedly-simplistic-guide-raspberry-pi-vs-arduino/

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That would depend on the task. The Arduino and Rasberry pi are two totally different devices. Arduino Uno ATMega328 8-bit AVR microcontroller @16MHz 32KB Flash, 2KB RAM, 1KB EEPROM Raspberry Pi 3 Model B quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 @1.2 GHz. 1GB SDRAM The Arduino is a microcontroller, the Raspberry Pi is a full blown computer capable of running Linux. The Arduino is normally programmed using the IDE and libraries from the Arduino project. The Raspberry Pi is capable of hosting its own toolchains.

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I am a big fan of the raspberry pi because of the huge amount of possibilities but for simple tasks an arduino probably is the better choice. It's also cheaper. if you want to reuse it and try out building other stuff like a birdhouse monitor, a robot or a webserver maybe, you should deffinately go for the rpi. Have a look at https://www.raspberrypi.org for info.

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Thanks for the replies you guys!!

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Arduino is the best choice for simple tasks and is cheaper. Rasberry Pi is able to run Linux but is a biy complicated to use. It's a great choice for sofiscated programs. All depends on which repetitive task you need to do ! Hope that helps :)