Proposal: *Arduino *

The Raspberry Pi and the Arduino are very similar machines. They are both small, lightweight, very customizable computers. Not to mention they even look alike. I think it would be better served to open up the RPi site to the Arduino, and any other similar computers. It would require the RPi site name to change though.

  • This has already been proposed elsewhere - and discounted.
    – Chenmunka
    Nov 17, 2013 at 8:01
  • They are similar machines in the same way that osx and windows are just a GUI for people to use their computers. Or maybe osx and windows are just a GUI for people to use their computers :)
    – Madivad
    Feb 28, 2014 at 2:35

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The Arduino is not similar to the RPi at all. For starters, the RPi runs Linux and other operating systems which the Arduino doesn't.

Beside, Arduino questions are already on-topic at EE.SE.


The Raspbery Pie is a horse of another color. Arduino is an 8bit micro-controller using an AVR chip that runs at 8 to 16mhz. Raspbery Pi is a single board PC using an ARM processor that runs orders of magnitude faster, and even runs the Linux operating system.

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    Arduino isn't limited to one microcontroller, although most boards appear to include one that is 8 bit. Some boards even include an ARM processor (Arduino Due) or a Wifi System on a Chip (SoC) (Arduino Yùn). Then there are the Arduino compatible things like Netduino which run various different chips.
    – JayC
    Jan 29, 2014 at 18:32

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