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Old 06-12-2013, 07:23 AM   #11
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I use atmel studio 6 which is powered by visual studio. Same layout and stuff. Only problem is you can't program in Arduino version of C, and you need an ICSP to usb interface from the computer to the board. Also I bought a knock off arduino nano from hong kong and so far the only difference is the white lettering on the board (you can literally use them with the arduino platform) I used it to make a temp controlled device and its awesome. But there is no ground faulting so if you ground the wrong thing its bye bye uPC

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
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I'll join in the above recommendations. Start with the Arduino to get yourself brewing, add the RPi for a fancy interface later.

Also, I backed the "UDOO" Kickstarter program. It's a merger of the two: a dual or qaud core RPi with an imbedded Arduino Due. They are due to ship in September.
I also backed the UDOO, as well as the Spark Core
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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Arduino might be the easiest as there is only one language (A subset of "C") to learn. With the RPi you have to learn Linux OS and Python.

But in my opinion.... if I was going to build a super duper automated monster home-brewery, I'd go straight for a PLC and temperature controllers just like the big boys. Small PLC's are around $100 or less on Ebay and they are industrial hardened - one thing that neither the Pi or the Arduino are without extra circuitry.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IDEC-Smart-R...item1c307df2a4

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It's a common misconception that the rPi is tied exclusively to programming in Python. In fact, pretty much any language can be used. Python is pushed a bit by the Foundation, as the Pi is intended to be a learning tool, but you can just as well use C, C++, Fortran, Perl, PHP, Processing, or no doubt dozens of other languages. You just need to have a compiler for the Pi's architecture, and those are plentiful.

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It's a common misconception that the rPi is tied exclusively to programming in Python. In fact, pretty much any language can be used. Python is pushed a bit by the Foundation, as the Pi is intended to be a learning tool, but you can just as well use C, C++, Fortran, Perl, PHP, Processing, or no doubt dozens of other languages. You just need to have a compiler for the Pi's architecture, and those are plentiful.
I use C, along with the WiringPi library, and PHP on the RPi in the TeensyPi
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Also consider the BeagleBone Black. It's much more powerful than the RPi, has more IO, but less video capability.

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Also consider the BeagleBone Black. It's much more powerful than the RPi, has more IO, but less video capability.
I've got one of those, slick little board
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I have been messing with my UNO and i really like it. I also got a RPi for fathers day so I can mess around with that as well. I have a lot of work to do on the Arduino though.. the system I want to build is actually very similiar to the HABS... so I just downloaded that source code and ive been going through it piece by piece to try and understand / change it to match what I need.

Once I get all that figured out ill try to put the Pi in it.. till then im going to use it as a media streamer and a pocket emulator to take to work and hide out in the IS computer lab

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