I am very accomplished and use Arduino monoboards (UNO, as an example) and the Arduino IDE on my Win7 PC. I also have OpenSuSe on a second machine if that is a better way to go?
I need a pretty small and simple 'device' that will sense one of 10 momentary contact switches and display a specific jpg on a HMDI display depending on which switch is depressed. I know how to multiplex the 10 switches to the limited GPIO as I also need 10 GPIO as output pins (20 '''GPIO''' which are not available, of course on the Pi.)
I speak C/C++ and MS vb.net fluently.....I would prefer to develop on W7 (or W10 which I also have).....
This project is for a museum - I don't get paid and we don't charge admission (501(c3) not that it matters).
My questions are fairly simple:
1. Is the Pi 3B the proper choice for this project? HMDI capability!
2. What IDE would most closely resemble the Arduino or MS Visual Studio IDEs that I know well...?
3. What software language would be best to use?