Set Up a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian, running Python 3.5
Motivation The Python Foundation has really been amping up the real-time capabilities of Python with the new asyncio library. Asyncio enables Pythonistas to write code that is asynchronous, allowing for a more event-driven approach to writing software. What platform would benefit more from this new tech than microcomputers like the Raspberry Pi, which are finding new life as lightweight, yet powerful IoT (Internet of Things) devices? In my never-ending quest to set up a feedback system in my office where light levels can be communicated to an automated shade setup, I figured this would be the very first step to get there.
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