[time-nuts] Good (cheap) PIC chip choice for project?

Didier Juges shalimr9 at gmail.com
Sun May 26 15:35:49 EDT 2013

Well, its a matter of opinions I guess. The RPi has one UART which is also the console port, so so much for that, and 17 IOs in total from the link in the message below. 
On the other hand, the BeagleBone Black has 96 IOs including several UARTs. I have one of each at the moment, and it seems like the Pi is a better toy if one wants to hook up a keyboard and monitor, but the BBB is a better tool for embedded systems.

I am also bothered by the closed nature of the RPi while the BBB is completely open.

The RPi has sold many times more units, so there is more info and more resources also on the net. For a beginner wanting to learn, the RPi is probably a better choice.


David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

>The Pi has virtually no IOs, not good for any embedded system.
>The BeagleBone Black on the other hand has plentt of IOs
>You can see the RPi I/O connections here:
>Hardly "virtually no IOs", and some of the pins can be re-assigned.
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