Embedded CPU Projects
system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a
larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time
computing constraints. It is embedded
as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical
parts. Embedded systems control many devices in common use
today. Ninety-eight percent of all microprocessors are
manufactured as components of embedded systems.
For hobbyists the most cost effective and widely
supported by open source software libraries are the Arduino and Raspberry Pi
hybrid processor/controller boards.
The Arduino microcontroller, with its large number of digital and
ports, is best suited for interfacing sensors, LEDS, and other
The Raspberry Pi is truly a complete personal computer
that incorporates standard multiple USB, HDMI video, audio, and
camera connectors (in addition to a smaller number of basic analog
and digital ports) on a small form-factor board.