What is more powerful than Arduino?

Yes yes I know that the Arduino isn’t super powerful and a lot of other micro computers run way more and way faster (have more SRAM etc..). But my question is, what if I wanted to go beyond Arduino? You know Sony made the Arduino motherboard and crap, what other microcontrollers would you use and how would you find them?

what other microcontrollers would you use and how would you find them?

Raspberry Pi Zero.

You know Sony made the Arduino motherboard and crap

I know Sony down here in South Wales makes the Pi, did not realise they made Arduino 'motherboards' as well, which Arduinos do they make here ?

Also Google for "Teensy MCU" or "ESP32" for other ideas.

Snizce, you need something that is reliable and has support.
The Arduino Uno is not slow, but it is a bad choice for Wifi and internet communication.
The others already have mentioned the best choices: Teensy, ESP32, Raspberry Pi Zero (w).

When something is slow, it is often because a sketch has too many delays in it. When that sketch is run in a faster Arduino board then it will be just as slow.

For higher level calculations, such as image recognition, you need a normal computer. Since the Raspberry Pi is a computer, that is sometimes enough.

strange question. do you want to use Arduino codding with some other hardware?
Arduino? which Arduino? Arduino Portenta is 240 MHz ARM with 1 MB RAM and GPU

strange answers.
Teensy? Which Teensy? Teensy is Arduino by software. Teensy 2.0 is 8bit AVR. Teensy4 is 600 MHz ARM.
Rapberry PI? why not Intel NUC? why not a PC? why not a supercomputer?

Snizce:
Yes yes I know that the Arduino isn’t super powerful and a lot of other micro computers run way more and way faster (have more SRAM etc..).

It's important for you to understand that Arduino is not a microcontroller. In the context of hardware, the term "Arduino" could mean two things:

  • A board made by the Arduino company. Although they started from the 8 bit AVR microcontrollers 15 years ago, Arduino has since produced a variety of boards using microcontrollers of other architectures which would be considered much more "powerful" as you use the word.
  • Any board (or even a bare microcontroller) that can be programmed using the Arduino development software and/or the standardized Arduino API, regardless of who made it. With this definition, all the hardware mentioned so far in this thread are "Arduino".

Snizce:
You know Sony made the Arduino motherboard and crap

Are you referring to the Sony Spresense?

There are a bunch of other options for you. A Bunch.

If you want ARM, and more functions, then you can buy a CircuitPython board which runs Python and works like the Arduino.

If you want more processing speed, you should get a ESP8266 which has processing speed of 80Mhz. A step further, you will find that ESP32 is better than that. Note that these things can't run any OS on them like Raspberry Pi.

If you want a board like a computer that could run low level Operating Systems, then you should get a Raspberry Pi. It has both I/O pins, and can run a OS. If you want something like that but on a low budget, you should get a Orange Pi which is same like Raspberry Pi but is cheaper and low end computer.

If you want more powerful than that then the Asus Tinker board is good, which can run Windows 10 and has I/O ports.

Many other options are available, but I have listed all I know here.

Just note that there are many tweaked and modified versions of these boards manufactured.

..Arnav

Sorry guys I’m looking back at this post and have no idea why I mentioned Sony??.. I must’ve been confused at the time.

Thanks for all of the answers! I’m going to research all of the types that you have mentioned.

Snizce:
Sorry guys I’m looking back at this post and have no idea why I mentioned Sony??...... I must’ve been confused at the time.

Thanks for all of the answers! I’m going to research all of the types that you have mentioned.

Good luck for your projects!