Sketching In Hardware

Toolkits ยป Arduino

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Field Data
Price (sek)200-800
Sizesmall to medium
Backgroundstarted at Ivrea as a teaching platform, now the de facto toolkit in use nowadays
Ease of usemedium, some programming/code and electronics connectivity required
Documentationlarge community, multiple vendors provide wide range of boards, libraries and additional tools, open source hardware
Purposesphysical computing, learning about embedded electronics, design projects, simplified uC platform
Flexibilityhigh, large family of boards, variations, and extensions/shields
Input vs Outputmicrocontroller package, input ~= output
Hardware vs Softwaremore software than hardware
Strengthslarge community of users, affordable, flexible
Weaknessesno official support, IDE is limited