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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?

4th Feb 2018, 6:57 PM
Shaun - avatar
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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/
4th Feb 2018, 7:10 PM
Scooby - avatar
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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.
4th Feb 2018, 7:19 PM
davy hermans
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Thanks for the replies you guys!!
4th Feb 2018, 8:13 PM
Shaun - avatar