Raspberry Pi, Pico, Arduino: Single-board Computers and Microcontrollers Explained – MakeUseOf


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Confused between SBCs like the Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi Pico? Here's what you need to know.

Single-board computers like Raspberry Pi and Arduino

You've probably heard of a Raspberry Pi, but how does this single-board computer (SBC) differ from a microcontroller?

In this Really Useful Podcast, we discuss the Raspberry Pi and its clones, the Raspberry Pi Pico and other microcontrollers, and the Arduino. How do they differ? What projects suit each type of board? Click play to find out.

Some resources for this week's show:

  • Raspberry Pi Pico Review
  • Arduino IDE 2 Beta Drops
  • DeskPi Pro Raspberry Pi Case Review
  • Raspberry Pi 400 Review
  • Great Raspberry Pi Projects
  • BBC Micro:bit Gets Upgrade

Christian Cawley and Ian Buckley host this week's show. Contact them on Twitter as @thegadgetmonkey and @ianmbuckley with your suggestions for future topics.

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About The Author

Christian Cawley
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Deputy Editor for Security, Linux, DIY, Programming, and Tech Explained. He also produces The Really Useful Podcast and has extensive experience in desktop and software support.

A contributor to Linux Format magazine, Christian is a Raspberry Pi tinkerer, Lego lover and retro gaming fan.

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