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RPi + Other Software The need for an Arduino

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by EvilUnicorn_134, 11 September 2018.

  1. EvilUnicorn_134

    EvilUnicorn_134 New Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3
    I'm getting my hardware sorted to start my build (APA102) but wonder why I would need an Arduino next to the Pi. Are there certain combinations of hardware where you need an Arduino, does it make it easier to install? I can't seem to find a clear answer why one would implement an Arduino in a build. I'll save all my other questions for later ;-)

    Last edited: 12 September 2018
  2. mosiris

    mosiris New Member

    RPi1/Zero, RPi3, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    Don't think you need Arduino if you get the APA102. Requires for clockless LEDs such as ws2812b.