Saturday, 15 December 2012

Maker Shed : New Product: AlaMode Arduino-Compatible Shield for Raspberry Pi

A few montsh ago I compared the features of the Arduino and Raspberry PI, but nowhere did I consider that one day there would be a board that would directly join the two.
This new product is an Arduino clone that plugs directly onto a Raspberry Pi and commumicates it through the serial link.
This gives the processing and display power of the Pi AND the hardware flexibilty of the little Italian.
Its $45 in the Maker Shed whch is going to work out around £35 including P&P.
There doesn't see to be any software support for this yet, so yo are on you own with that one, so in practcie you coulod do exactly the same thing with a cheaper Arduino clone, but then you will have the hassle of mounting them together.
If you try one let me know how you get on.

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