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A comparison: Arduino vs. .NET MF vs. .NET Gadgeteer + others

June 27th, 2012 2 comments

Arduino Pro Mini, Arduino Fio, FEZ Panda II (similar size as Arduino Uno) and Raspberry Pi (model B). Because I had no hardware at hand, a Gadgeteer device is not shown here.

In the past couple of years, with the development of the Arduino platform, electronic prototyping kits have gained a lot of popularity world-wide amongst hobbyists and professionals. Today, a large number of ‘electronic bricks’ such as sensors, Wi-Fi, LED modules or motors is available, for example for building robots or for home automation purposes. While planning a project for students who had never worked with electronic circuits before, I came across a number of different systems which I want to discuss briefly in this article, by presenting some major advantages and disadvantages of these systems. Read more…