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A new GPIO in Town

input and outputSince I started reviewing different boards (i.e. those other than the Raspberry Pi), one thing that has always stood out a mile has been lack of GPIO support. Well, that’s now history – at least for Node-Red users.

I cannot being to express how sick and tired I am of hearing about not being able to access GPIO without ROOT access. On the one hand you’re not supposed to use root – on the other hand if you are not root you can’t do this… you can’t do that… the Raspberry Pi and other devices are learning tools for heaven’s sake – it’s as if some folk don’t want us to succeed until we’re as clever as them!!! GRRR.

So you can imagine how pleased I was as this learning exercise started to unfold. It turns out – that there IS a way… read on…

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