- Oct 3, 2019
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What do you mean by “C” code? Is it like ladder logic format? I’m pretty familiar with ladder logic and PLCs.My point was, Raspberry Pi and all the stuff to write your own ReefPi (from scratch) is a bit complicated. I mean doing it all yourself.
Doing a ReefPi by instructions is simple, since someone did all the figuring out, coding for you. Then you plug and play with modules, features, and customization.
Ardino is actually more complicated (in some ways) since you have to know the bits and bytes for complex coding. But to turn on a relay, or write to a display, it also simple. (You install libraries)
Ardinos boot in 1/100 of a second. Pi's take about 1 minute.
The difference between the two is Raspberry PI is an operating system (Linux), and software installed like a Windows computer, with a bunch of Ports for controlling stuff. Python and C are the best way to control things. I prefer C.
Ardiuno is Machine code, low level programming (only). Just like a Raspberry PI using "C" code.