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Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi is a so called Single Board Computer. It is a complete computer at the size of a deck of cards. It has USB, HDMI, Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth and you can hook up a camera and all kinds of sensors and actuators (like LED’s and motors). There are multiple versions available, Pi Zero … Read more

micro:bit, Arduino and Raspberry Pi (and more). A break down.

Microprocessors and SBCs

This article gives a short overview of the similarities and differences between the micro:bit, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Based on this overview you can hopefully make a more educated guess what device you should pick for your project. The similarities All three are relatively small devices that you can use to build interactivity with. Input … Read more

Introduction to the micro:bit

People say the micro:bit is easy to use and that may be true as it is used often in education to teach the basics of programming and working with sensors etc. It however still needs an introduction to get you started and this is one. Overview The micro:bit is the most accessible of the three … Read more

Introduction to Arduino

Overview Arduino is almost sort of a brand name, but straight from the horse’s mouth: “Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output … Read more