So, what’s the difference between the two?
BBC Microbit vs Arduino vs Raspberry Pi
With the BBC distributing a million free micro: bits to children in year seven across the United Kingdom, now is the ideal time to learn more about what it is and how it differs from other pocket-sized boards.
What’s the difference between a microcomputer and a microcontroller, for starters?
A microcomputer has an interface that you can use by connecting it to a display, such as a television. Since there is no GUI on a microcontroller, you must write a program on a machine and then upload the code to the board. It can only hold and run one program at a time, but it can be reprogrammed as many times as required.
But now that we’ve cleared that up let’s take a look at our top three favourites so you can tell your pis from your micros.
Arduino mega has been so popular, It’s the brains behind the Gamer Kit, as well as one of my favorite fast projects, the DIY Water Bomb Plant Watering System. Since it is a microcontroller with a dedicated and supportive community, editing existing code that is shared online allows prototyping new projects fast and straightforwardly.
The BBC micro: bit is a palm-sized microcontroller with enough features to get any adolescent interested in coding and making. Compass, accelerometer, and Bluetooth are all included in the 25 LED matrix screen. It also has three PINs for connecting external inputs and outputs such as thermometers, lights, and buzzers. Also, a light sensor can be programmed into the LED matrix. This is a “My First Micro: controller” that bridges the difference between screen-based block coding, such as Scratch, and physical project programming. With the most voluminous Sugru fur, we’ve made it into a pocket cat.