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It’s been a long time since I’ve built anything with an Arduino. Perhaps too long. Are those still cool? Or did we all switch to Raspberry Pi?

@ashfurrow For me the Arduino --> Pi boundary is whenever you need wifi or A/V out

@touk All I want is an LED to blink to remind me when to switch position of my sit/stand desk, and a barometric pressure sensor to kick off a half-hour countdown until the LED starts blinking again. Seems doable with an Arduino!

Part of me wants to also send stats over the local network and keep track of my desk activity, but I need to kill that particular cop in my head.

@ashfurrow Exactly, if it's just local inputs/outputs I'd go Arduino, as soon as you want to upload data I'd say Pi and Python

@ashfurrow @touk Hahaha fighting the impulse to track oneself is important indeed 😅

@ashfurrow Check out their new stuff. There are some interesting products.

@ashfurrow i bought a temperature and humidity sensor couple days ago, waiting for it to arrive to make my own temperature meter for one of our terrariums (with arduino)

@ashfurrow You might want to look at the Feather line of tiny boards that run Circuit Python. Very easy to program and of course on the fly since it is Python. They’re made by adafruit.com

@ashfurrow Microcontrollers are much more reliable than Raspberry Pi. Pi is a complete computer which needs care like software updates, and sooner or later your project will break. If you want wireless connectivity, just try an ESP8266 or ESP32 instead of an Arduino

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