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Make: Action by Simon Monk

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Chapter 1. Introduction

The Arduino and Raspberry Pi make it easier than ever for a hobbyist to get into the world of electronics. Perhaps you want to set up a DIY home automation system so that you can control your lights and heating over your WiFi network, or simply control some motors. 

This book will show you how to use the popular Raspberry Pi and Arduino platforms so that your Pi or Arduino can make and control movement, light, and sound.

Arduino and Pi

Although the Arduino and Raspberry Pi are both small, credit card–sized circuit boards, they are actually quite different devices. The Arduino is a very simple microcontroller board that does not run an operating system of any sort, whereas the Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that runs ...

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