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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 13.4K GitHub stars and 7.1K 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
      • 278
        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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        Machine learning support
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        Powerful
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        Powerfull language
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        Fast and simple
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        Scripting
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        Explicit is better than implicit
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        Unlimited power
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        Clear and easy and powerfull
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        Ease of development
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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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        I love snakes
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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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        Although practicality beats purity
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        Flat is better than nested
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        Great for tooling
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        Readability counts
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        Rapid Prototyping
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        Lists, tuples, dictionaries
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        Socially engaged community
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        Now is better than never
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        Web scraping
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        Complex is better than complicated
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        Multiple Inheritence
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        Plotting
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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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        Easy to setup and run smooth
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        Generators
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        If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a g
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        Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules
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        If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad id
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        Simple and easy to learn
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        Import this
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        Many types of collections
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        No cruft
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        Easy to learn and use
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        List comprehensions
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        Can understand easily who are new to programming
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        Because of Netflix
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        A-to-Z
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        Only one way to do it
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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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        Flexible and easy
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        Better outcome
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        Batteries included
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        Pip install everything
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        Should START with this but not STICK with This
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        Good for hacking
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        Powerful
      CONS OF PYTHON
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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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        Hard to understand
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        Dynamic typing
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        Very slow
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        Not everything is expression
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        Explicit self parameter in methods
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        Indentations matter a lot
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        Poor DSL capabilities
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        Incredibly slow
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        No anonymous functions
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        Requires C functions for dynamic modules
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        Hard to obfuscate
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        Threading
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        Fake object-oriented programming
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        The "lisp style" whitespaces
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        Official documentation is unclear.
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        Circular import
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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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        The benevolent-dictator-for-life quit
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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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