A microcontroller is a “simple computer” that runs one program in a loop. They are designed to perform a single, specific task.
A Raspberry Pi is a fully functioning computer, consisting of both Microcontrollers AND Microprocessors. They provide similar options to microcontrollers, but are additionally equipped with an Operating System, a user interface, hardware Input/Outputs, USB storage and more.
The microcontroller is programmed using a coding language like Make:code, Arduino IDE, or Micro-python. Microcontrollers are used in our everyday life from garage door openers to air conditioning units.
*Pairs well with aluminum foil, paper clips, some keys, anything conductive.
*Make games, send messages, make instruments, and use motors in your projects.
*Built-in touch sensors, send messages, make instruments, and use motors for projects.
*Comes with headers for quick wire connection for prototyping.