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.
An interactive introductory microcontroller great for young kids and folks new to electronics and coding, especially for those who want to play with technology without having to build circuits and code.
*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.
An open-source microcontroller and programming environment for beginners with some knowledge of circuits. Arduino boards come in many flavors, The Arduino UNO is best for first time users.
*Comes with headers for quick wire connection for prototyping.