I know that Arduino uno and Elegoo uno use chips from the same manufacturarers, but still I was wondering if there's any difference between them in terms of software or similar. In school a professor wants to start making projects with Arduinos and Raspberry pis and etc. So one project we saw online online requires an Arduino uno (the most basic one), but we saw that an Elegoo uno is way cheaper, so we were wondering if the same code could work on both. Sorry if it's a dumb question, we're basicly newbies.
- Contact Elegoo and ask them if there is any support/return possible.
- Consider buying an official Arduino, to support Arduino.
- Consider even cheaper options.
Software wise, any "Arduino compatible" board will work with the Arduino IDE, if not, you should return it (if possible).
Some boards may have cheaper hardware and cause issues with:
- Serial drivers (some use a cheaper chip, but this often can be fixed)
- Input voltage or power stability
- Durability (including min/max temperature)
So you should consider if support or the possibility to return a product is more important than paying a little more.