I’ve had two new toys arrive today! The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ that was released yesterday, arrived today. This is great turn-around by Pimoroni! I’m planning to put Home Assistant on it and use it as a local server.
Jay Carlson has a superb overview and comparison of various cheap microcontrollers. All the components he was looking at were less than $1. He evaluates 21 different chips and compares specs, performance and development tooling. It’s well worth checking out if you are looking to add a cheap micro controller to a project.