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Alternatives to Arduino

Raspberry Pi, Python, and ESP32 are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Arduino.
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What is Arduino and what are its top alternatives?

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
Arduino is a tool in the Internet of Things Hardware category of a tech stack.
Arduino is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Arduino's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Arduino

  • Raspberry Pi

    Raspberry Pi

    A low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. ...

  • Python

    Python

    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best. ...

  • ESP32

    ESP32

    It is a feature-rich MCU with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for a wide-range of applications. ...

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Raspberry Pi

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It is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects
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      Python

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      A clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
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        Great libraries
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        Readable code
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        Beautiful code
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        Rapid development
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        Large community
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        Open source
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        Elegant
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        Great community
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        Object oriented
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        Dynamic typing
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        Great standard library
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        Very fast
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        Functional programming
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        Scientific computing
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        Easy to learn
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        Great documentation
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        Matlab alternative
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        Productivity
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        Easy to read
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        Simple is better than complex
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        It's the way I think
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        Imperative
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        Very programmer and non-programmer friendly
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        Free
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        Powerfull language
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        Powerful
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        Fast and simple
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        Scripting
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        Machine learning support
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        Explicit is better than implicit
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        Unlimited power
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        Ease of development
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        Clear and easy and powerfull
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        Import antigravity
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        It's lean and fun to code
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        Print "life is short, use python"
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        Great for tooling
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        Fast coding and good for competitions
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        There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious
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        Python has great libraries for data processing
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        High Documented language
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        I love snakes
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        Although practicality beats purity
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        Flat is better than nested
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        Readability counts
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        Rapid Prototyping
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        Socially engaged community
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        Beautiful is better than ugly
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        CG industry needs
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        Great for analytics
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        Multiple Inheritence
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        Complex is better than complicated
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        Plotting
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        Now is better than never
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        Lists, tuples, dictionaries
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        List comprehensions
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        Web scraping
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        Many types of collections
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        Ys
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        Easy to setup and run smooth
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        Generators
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        Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules
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        Simple and easy to learn
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        Import this
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        No cruft
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        Easy to learn and use
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        Better outcome
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        It is Very easy , simple and will you be love programmi
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        Powerful language for AI
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        Should START with this but not STICK with This
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        Flexible and easy
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        Batteries included
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        Good
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        A-to-Z
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        Only one way to do it
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        Because of Netflix
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        Pip install everything
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        Still divided between python 2 and python 3
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        Performance impact
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        Poor syntax for anonymous functions
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        GIL
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        Package management is a mess
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        Too imperative-oriented
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        Dynamic typing
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        Hard to understand
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        Very slow
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        Not everything is expression
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        Indentations matter a lot
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        Explicit self parameter in methods
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        No anonymous functions
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        Poor DSL capabilities
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        Incredibly slow
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        Requires C functions for dynamic modules
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        The "lisp style" whitespaces
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        Fake object-oriented programming
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        Hard to obfuscate
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        Threading
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        Circular import
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        The benevolent-dictator-for-life quit
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        Official documentation is unclear.
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        Lack of Syntax Sugar leads to "the pyramid of doom"
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        Not suitable for autocomplete
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        Meta classes
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        Training wheels (forced indentation)

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      ESP32

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      A feature-rich MCU with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for a wide-range of applications
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