Not really, the Pi will have no problem reading the pulses from a coin hopper.owntheweb wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:36 pmThanks all,
Due to current budget/available time constraints, I ordered a Trinket M0 as a start. It's cheap, small, lets me run Arduino sketches at a low level and has a built-in RGB LED I can flash as coin pulses are detected. If that works out well, I'll send serial communications to the USB-connected Pi (managing more human-facing complex items). It's still a gamble, but a small one.
From what I'm reading out there, it seems that Pis are better for communicating complex items, not as great at dealing with rapid, more intricate sensor data directly (with all things competing at the CPU). Microprocessors don't have all of the other junk in the way, allowing for better sensor readings. Does that seem accurate?
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