Best alternatives for Arduino

Arduino is the open-source platform for Electronic hardware interactive devices. Here, we going to give you the details of more enhanced platforms that alternates Arduino.

  Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry pi is a small sized computer mainly designed for education with the features of processor and dedicated memory.

Features:

  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • Graphics card
  • Processor

The latest version is Raspberry pi 3 that uses ARM cortex A-53 Processor. And it has 1 GB of RAM.

  Beaglebone

Beagle Bone

   Beagle Bone is a ARM cortex – A8 bas processor . It’s a low cost open source platform produced by Texas Instruments.

Processor ARM Cortex-A8
Frequency 600 MHz to 1 GHz
Memory 128 MB to 512 MB
Connection USB On-The-Go
Ports USB On-The-Go/DVI-D/PC audio/SDHC/JTAG/HDMI
Power consumption 2 W

Sharks cove

Sharks cove

  Minnowboard Max

Minnowboard Max

 Minnowboard is an open source platform for hardware, software and UEFI firmware development.

Available products

  •    Turbot Quad core
  •    Turbot Dual Ethernet Dual-core
  •     Turbot Dual Ethernet Quad core.

Nanode

  Nanode

Nanode is an open source microcontroller for IoT things. It’s a low cost board that has on-boato internet connectivity. The board was developed by the London hackerspace. The on board internet connectivity allows user to control I/O by remote connections.

Features

  • Processor : Atmega 328 Microcontroller
  • Frequency : 16 MHz
  • Unique Mac address generator
  • 14 Digital I/O ports
  • 32KB ISP flash memory.
  • 1KB EEPROM.
  • 2KB SRAM.
  • 5V 250mA – USB or external Power

  Wapsmote

Wapsmote

  MSP 430 LaunchPad

MSP 430 LaunchPad

  Pinguino PIC32

Pinguino PIC32

  Trendy 2.0

Teensy

Teensy is a USB based microcontroller board. It offers more I/O capabilities and featured add-ons libraries that supports with Arduino.

Features

Library : Compatible with Arduino libraries

Operating platform : Windows, Mac OS, Linux

The board are differ with different power consumption and hardware peripherals and operating frequency. The board is varying with operating frequency of  16MHz, 48MHz, and 72MHz