Many Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are finding that a lot of hardware interfacing can be done via an Arduino or compatible board, which gives the option of inexpensive motor control, working with 5V devices and many other options. An interesting derivative of this is being published by Philip Howard who is not only documenting how to make a bare Arduino-compatible circuit to operate with a Raspberry Pi - but also the process of uploading sketches via the Pi and not a separate PC. This saves Pi users with regards to hardware cost and duplication, and also explains how to use AVRdude on a Pi.
A useful article for those interested in cross-platform development, so visit Philip's tutorial to get started. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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