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#1 Dr Who

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 04:05 AM

Hello!

Inside the Parallax Forum one user posted an interesting and wrongly phrased post regarding the Netduino, which is here:

http://forums.parall...no?Sort=popular

 

Eventually he gets set right, and naturally people discuss a couple of points regarding a comparison between the N1 and the Mini, and then N2 and finally the N2P, but the N3 wasn't mentioned.

 

The interesting issue is that the people eventually realize that the comparison between the Propeller and the Netduino is an Apple and a big crate of Oranges issue.

 

I strongly suggest reading it before responding. I leave for the reader a guess who this Buck Rogers is.



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#2 jinzai

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 01:17 AM

I think you might be conflating two very different types of microcontroller implementations, here. The Propeller is a microcontroller, not a microprocessor like the Netduino series is. As a microcontroller, the Propeller itself is far more powerful than most of Atmel's equivalents -- because it is designed to be.

 

Arduino is an open source microcontroller platform -- if you were to compare a Propeller with say, an Arduino Uno -- well the :Propeller is running at 80Mhz versus what -- 8, maybe 16? Plus, it has 8 times the cores. It is mature enough to have most of the important components of a system written already -- it is pretty amazing, actually. Plus, they still cost less than $10 in single quantities.

 

Netduino is a fine implementation of .NET -- that is not part of the basic Arduino platform but, rather an extension of it. I think that there is room to use both, actually -- and I am doing that now.

 

In my opinion -- right now -- the Intel Galileo and Edison are the best systems available to the hobbyist, but -- I have not used Raspberry Pi much -- although I do own one. The rest -- I have not messed with, but -- Linux based systems are probably where this will all settle down to, eventually.



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:42 PM

(Late reply time.)

I'm not. The individual back there was.

 

And I'm fully aware of the differences. But there are still people who are not.



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