I was wondering why 3.3v max input was decide on when so many sensors are 5 volt. I don’t know much about 3.3 vs 5 volt, the one thing I constantly keep running into is having to divide voltages down to make it 3.3 which just makes everything messy.
Coming from an arduino (5v) and not having to mess with dividers just to get a simple sensors to work, to having it become a huge pain/mess of resistors just to get sensors to work is rather annoying. There is probably a simple explanation for it, again I’m a noob in that area.
I love the photon and electron but honestly hate this part about them.
Again, admittedly I no nothing really about 3.3 vs 5. I’m happy to learn though.
TLDR: why are the input max voltage on the photon and electron so low (3.3V) when majority of sensors are 5volt.