There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.
Creating more possibilities to get your imagination at work. Here I would like to go through on my own experiences with my pet projects. Arduino prototyping is well polished frame work for digital electronics, and physical computing. Arduino is a classic example of open source hardware. Nowadays it is popular due to its easiness in learning, and can be used for non-tech users like artists or musicians. The micro-controller and its ancillary hardware components are cheap and effective in tailoring stuffs for an average researcher. You could compare the cost effectiveness with arduino, when you deal with a third person for setup an automated experimental setup. I bet you must choose arduino. On the other hand Raspberry Pi, which is a small and affordable computer, which have a powerful hardware interfacing technology. It supports a variety of Linux Os and handy for those who are dealing with multi computing platforms for data acquisitions. Suppose you want to attach a new hardware(microscopes, oscilloscopes etc) to your laptop for your convenience and security, but unfortunately your laptop doesn’t have ports. This can be easily resolved by configuring a raspberry with your system, or by raspberry alone. I would like