Dr Anwar Bashir (PhD in Mechanical Engineering)
It's completely plug-and-play, with an OLED display, buttons, a buzzer, and many other ready to use features - no need for soldering or complicated wiring.
It is based around the Raspberry Pi (the world's most popular microcontroller!). The graphical operating system can be accessed remotely over WiFi and provides endless opportunity for experimentation in robotics, home automation, artificiaI intelligence and more.
Note: Since publication of the review in July 2021 issue 107, further developments have taken place and latest version currently named MicroPi:RX2 will be launched soon. A kit will be also be available to upgrade the originial MicroPi.
Rob Zwetsloot (Features Editor at The MagPi Magazine)
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