Arduino’s Create online platform now supports Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone
Back in November 2017 Arduino announced that it's Arduino Create platform, that enables Makers and Design Engineers to Rapid Prototype and create IoT applications in one online environment, would expand its support to Linux Intel x86 Chips.
Opening up the Create platform to these Intel based devices introduced the support for Linux and gave users the opportunity to use higher performance devices in the same familiar Arduino environment.
The latest development announced at this weeks Embedded Linux conference 2018, has unveiled that Arduino Create, can now support other Linux based platforms based on Debian or Ubuntu. This includes popular single board computers like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone, both of which are now featured on the Create Platform with an out-of-the-box experience and enables Arduino users with little or no knowledge to easily create IoT applications from scratch using Arduino Sketches and Libraries they are already familiar with.
“With this release, Arduino extends its reach into edge computing, enabling anybody with Arduino programming experience to manage and develop complex multi-architecture IoT applications on gateways,” said Massimo Banzi, Arduino CTO. “This is an important step forward in democratizing access to the professional Internet of Things.”
Adding support for popular Single Board Computer platforms like Raspberry Pi, not only enables users to run Arduino Sketches and Libraries on them as if they were a regular Arduino, but will also allow users to run multiple Arduino programs simultaneously. Through the Create Cloud, IoT devices can also be managed and updated remotely. Boards can also interact and communicate with each other.
“At Arduino we want to empower anyone to be an active player in the digital world. Being able to run Arduino code and manage connected Linux devices is an important step in this direction, especially for IoT applications that need more computing power, like AI and computer vision,” added Fabio Violante, Arduino CEO.
Ardunio have said that this is just the start and that more cool things will be coming soon to enhance the platform and add more exciting features!