Chapter 6. Blinky Pi

In this chapter, you’ll be learning about

  • Giving your Pi the ability to talk to the outside world through connectors to anything
  • Programming the world outside your Pi with simple electric/electronic circuits
  • Programming the connectors using your previous Python knowledge to make light patterns

Setting robots in motion, creating smart homes with sensors, and designing an interactive electronic art exhibit sound like vastly different topics, but they’re all things you can do with your Raspberry Pi. In each case, the Pi can act as the brain and interact with the world by doing things like

  • Checking a robot’s sensors and controlling its motors
  • Sensing a room’s occupants and adjusting the thermostat or lights
  • Controlling ...

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