When I took an assembler course, we used a NIOS II Altera board which had a display, some LED lights and programmable buttons. One of the more useful exercises was to write a binary calculator using the LEDs' and the buttons. So, here's my questions:
- Is there something similar (or a good substitute) that you can plug into the raspberry pi?
- Is there some obvious downside to using the Raspberry Pi that I haven't thought of (maybe ARM assembly isn't a good way to learn)?
- Is there perhaps something else that the instruction set manual will allow us to do that could give some visual effects on the Pi?