If you want your next project to break beyond the limits of code and screens, you might want to consider adding an Arduino board to your Raspberry Pi. These simple, cheap controllers come in all shapes and sizes and allow you to easily measure, monitor, and manipulate the physical world.
Arduinos are microcontrollers that make physical computing projects quick and easy to build. Whether you’re flashing LEDs, activating motors, or sensing changes in the real world, an Arduino is worth considering as part of your project.
In issue 61 of The MagPi, we take you through the first steps of using an Arduino, and provide examples of fun and useful projects to make. Whether you’re building a weather station, constructing a robot, making an alarm for your bedroom, or planning an automatic watering system for the greenhouse, Arduino and Raspberry Pi make a powerful tag team.
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