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10 LED Projects for Geeks by John Baichtal

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Introduction by Matthew Beckler

Welcome to 10 LED Projects for Geeks, featuring 10 projects of varying complexity that you can build using electronics. You’ll be using the Raspberry Pi and Arduino to create all kinds of gadgets and inventions in this book. In this introduction you’ll learn how to get started with both boards, including installing the necessary software, and you’ll meet the simple electronic component that is the focus of this book: the LED.

At the end of this introduction, you’ll also find a list of popular suppliers for parts you’ll need in the projects.

ALL ABOUT LEDS

Before you start building cool projects using LEDs, let’s take a moment to define them. An LED is a circuit component that converts electricity into light. LEDs ...

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