So I recently learned just how easy it is to do GPIO on the raspberry pi. So I tried it. I already had several zero W’s, but none with headers. So during my last trip to Micro Center I picked one up with the headers. I put Raspian on it and was ready to go. After some quick Googling I found an example. Got that running and can now interact with GPIO in Python… Total time spent about 15 minutes… Can’t beat that.
All that said, I see this as being useful for overlapping, but not identical purposes to Arduino. I think they will work together nicely for me in the future.
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