Historically, the hardware side of Flowcode has only targeted microcontrollers such as PIC, AVR (including Arduino) and ARM. Flowcode 8 now targets the hugely popular Raspberry Pi. Moreover, the Raspberry Pi is programmed over SSH, meaning that you don’t even need to plug it into the PC that is using Flowcode. The Raspberry Pi could be on the other side of the world, and as long as you have network access, you can write a program using Flowcode and remotely deploy and execute it in a single click!
Programming the Raspberry Pi without any understanding of networking generally requires plugging in a mouse, keyboard and HDMI cable. Remotely accessing the Raspberry Pi has always been possible using SSH, but this involves a beginner having to get to grips with Linux shell commands. Flowcode removes the requirement of having to learn C, Python, Linux, as well as the (often confusing) pin numbering system if you’re a beginner to programming embedded systems. It also speeds up the deployment of projects for more experienced hobbyists and engineers, by allowing Flowcode to stop and overwrite programs as they are updated. Check out the vlog below for a demonstration using a Raspberry Pi 3b and a Sense HAT, or our getting started guide for Flowcode 8 and Raspberry Pi, available here.
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