Arduino Uno vs BeagleBone vs Raspberry Pi

April 16, 2013 Tyler Cooper

Over on the Make Blog, they have a nice post on the differences between the Arduino Uno, BeagleBone, and the Raspberry Pi.  Check it out and learn which is right for your next project.

There are so many great platforms for creating digitally enabled devices that its gotten hard to figure out which one to use. For example, we are currently building a hydroponic garden project and had to choose a controller to run the pumps, read the sensors etc. We were surprised at the number of choices that were available to us. It can be a little confusing for the beginner. To help, we’ve taken three of the popular models and compared them so that you can choose the right tool for your next project. Spoiler: we recommend all three.

The three models (all of which we use here at Digital Diner) are the Arduino,Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone. We chose these three because they are all readily available, affordable, about the same size (just larger than 2″ x 3″) and can all be used for creating wonderful digital gadgets. Before we get to the comparison, here is a brief introduction to each one.

Pick up an Arduino UNO, BeagleBone, and a Raspberry Pi right here at Adafruit!