Looking for an IOT relay on Amazon, my search brought me to the AtomicPi. It looks interesting and is cheap ($29.00) but I do not need another SBC computer! Help!
Buy it!!! (peer pressure…lol)
… like dangling meat in front of a hyena cage…
At some point, I learned to distinguish “Things I want to actually have running” and “Things I want to play around with”, and buy (somewhat) accordingly. My assumption with this board is that one day a Linux update won’t work without a bunch of effort, or a power-supply issue will come up, or something else will mean you’ll be facing downtime while searching for a ground-up replacement board. Whereas if you were using an rpi3, you’d just lean over into the bin and pull out a spare and swap SD cards. So I’d make the decision from the standpoint of whether you’ll freak out if/when it goes down, or not.
Don’t get me wrong, seems like a neat board.
Well, common sense goes out the window on impulsive buys!
I have all kinds of ideas on what I would use this for but I am sure it would be like a kid at Christmas, play with it for awhile and move on to the next shiny thing!