Updated May 23, 2018 11:30:33 If you’re one of the thousands of people who has yet to install the Arduino Mini or get to grips with the microcontroller-based programming environment, the first step is getting your feet wet.
The Arduino is a supercharged version of the Arduino, but unlike the original, it is designed to run on the Raspberry Pi, not the similarly named Pi Zero, making it much cheaper and less powerful.
And like all Arduino-powered devices, it’s also quite versatile.
The Raspberry Pi has a board, a processor, and a USB-C connector.
However, it can only run one application at a time, which is why you need a microcontroller, microSD card, and microSD slot.
The Pi Zero comes with an ARM Cortex A53 CPU, which can be programmed with Python, and an Nvidia Shield TV with a single HDMI port.
So to get started with the RaspberryPi, you’ll need to buy one of its four main boards.
You can also find a microSD-compatible model, which will run an Arduino board as well as an ARM microcontroller.
The Mini is a bit more limited in terms of functionality, but if you need something with more power, you can grab an Arduino Mini Mini with two of the boards, which has more cores, more RAM, and more GPIO pins.
We’ll cover each of the mini’s components in greater detail in the following guide.
We’ll start with the hardware first, as it’s the easiest way to start using the Mini and to see how it compares to its main competitors.
Breadboard and power supply