How much computing power does the Arduino software take?

I was thinking of getting an outdated laptop or netbook and dedicate it to an Arduino.

seandogue8 years ago
A low end PC should be sufficient. There's really not much to the support system. A simple compiler and terminal access for communication.
gmxx8 years ago
 it should load just fine... in my experiance, it does not take much power... as long as the laptop can run xp, it should be able to handle it.