Materials: electronic components
- Raspberry Pi - very common small form factor Linux computer
- Huge ecosystem of existing software libraries and hardware add-ons (called "HATs"
- Tends to be a bit pricier than some newer options, but still on the low end ($5 for the Pi Zero without WiFi up to about $40 for the top-of-the-line latest model)
- Lots of GPIO, most models have ethernet and HDMI as well as WiFi
- C.H.I.P - another Linux computer, smaller than most Raspberry Pi models
- Very cheap at $9
- Ridiculous amounts of GPIO (really just crazy)
- Add-on boards for things like HDMI
- ESP8266 - the "Swiss Army Chainsaw" of microprocessors with a decent amount of GPIO, built-in WiFi, and support for numerous programming environments (including Arduino, nodeMCU, microPython) and cheap!
- E.g. available on AliExpress for $3/each
Last edited by Ronald at 03:22am on 8th of February 2017